With many years experience in finding the correct packaging machinery for those in the animal feed market we were happy to help leading bird food specialists Johnston & Jeff based in Gilberdyke when their expansion called for a new sleeve wrapping line.
Johnston & Jeff are an established family business supplying bird seed to the retail trade for over 135 years. When they underwent their recent rapid expansion they needed to invest in further automation in order to speed up production and meet the growing demand for their products.
In order to achieve this we supplied them with our a semi automatic sleeve sealer and shrink tunnel which is designed to handle multi-packs of bird seed for transit. It was unique because the unit was fitted with a special out-feed belt for ensuring stability of the packs as they transferred into the tunnel which was crucial.
The benefits to Johnston & Jeff have been substantially reduced costs thanks to the move away from cardboard packaging as well as a vast increase in production volumes due to speeding up their operation.
Richard Johnston, Managing Director commented ‘’Yorkshire Packaging were extremely professional and easy to deal with during the buying process. The additional after sales backup and support they offer us has also been extremely impressive and we are now reaping the benefits of working with them.’’
For us it has been really rewarding to work with a Yorkshire-based family business like ourselves and help them streamline their production to aid their growth.