We have certainly seen an uplift in activity in the milk sector in the past few months with no fewer than five of our own manufactured dairy shrink wrappers being supplied in the last half of the year…..breaking a new company record. Indeed it has even led the need to expand our manufacturing bases with the acquisition of our sister company to help cope with the demand.
These dairy wrappers focus on flexibility more than out and out speed even though the flagship model will accept and collate 200 bottles per minute. At this speed, the machinery covers around 80% of the dairy market where a number of different formats are required on smaller runs than super dairies and so change over times can be important.
What has caused this surge?! Well it was kick started in 2013, when the milk wrapping giant Dairy Crest pulled out of a number of milk contracts which have then in turn been picked up by a number of independent dairies where the Your range of dairy shrink wrappers is ideal as their needs require more flexibility, quicker change over times on shorter runs compared to likes of Dairy Crest.
This trend looks to continue as super dairies focus on longer runs and larger contracts and relinquish the smaller contracts which they struggle to service profitably where the independent sector can do a much better job which is a big opportunity for YPS.