CPT International Ltd are a contract packer who specialise in re-packing and exporting a wide variety of branded food products to many communities in just about every corner of the globe since 1993. Some of these include well known brands such as “John West”, “Pataks”, “Iceland”, “Dorset Cereals” and “Homepride” to name only a few.
Their re-packing operation requires many items to be unpacked, labelled and then re-wrapped and much of this requires shrink wrapping.
As their business has grown their original equipment was unable to keep up with demand and so earlier this year we supplied our popular SVA60x35 fully automatic side feed sleeve wrapper and TR65/100 shrink tunnel which is ideal for handling varied products in differing collations.
We helped by upgrading the machinery in a number of areas in order to cope with the demands of shrink wrapping heavy packs at high speed. For many contract packers such as CPT speed is a critical element in their operations as they have customer dealines to meet and cannot afford any downtime. Due to the nature of their business products can differ daily and so not only was the infeed belt upgraded to cope with heavy packs but we also widened it to be able to accept any item in CPT’s range.
In addition to this the shrink tunnel belt was upgraded from a friction drive to a steel mesh belt with side chains making it ideal for handling relatively heavy packs if required.
Ian Sharpe, General Manager commented ‘We have seen an immediate improvement in reliability and efficiencies from the day the shrink wrapper was installed and have been impressed with Yorkshire Packaging’s attention to detail to ensure everything worked as it should from day one’
It is important to get the infeed arrangement right for this type of pack and so having supplied this specification to various companies over the years, so it was relatively straight forward from our perspective.