Honey, I Shrink Wrapped The Wilkins Jars!
Yorkshire Packaging Systems have installed four shrink wrapping lines into the long established, highly prestigious, Tiptree factory of Wilkin & Sons.
Wilkin & Sons are a long established family business producing jams and preserves for customers all over the world and are the proud holder of a Royal Warrant allowing them to supply their products to the Royal family and they have done so for many years. Covering 850 acres of farms throughout the UK and having being in business for over 150 years, Wilkin & Sons are experts in manufacturing their jams, spreads and honeys. With the size of their business it will probably come as no surprise that their shrink wrapping volumes are pretty high.
The company have always used shrink wrappers in their factory for wrapping most of their products however when the equipment needed replacing, we are proud to say we were their supplier of choice for one of our fully automatic side feed sleeve wrappers for wrapping a variety of trayed products.
The equipment which we provided was a full specification side feed sleeve wrapper complete with a unique high-speed low maintenance sealing jaw providing reliable and consistent seals on polythene shrink film as well as a full specification shrink tunnel complete with heavy duty steel mesh belt with side chains.
Initially their order was for one unit, however so pleased were Wilkin & Sons with the our equipment that within six months two further lines were also supplied, and the fourth less than a year later.
John Brownlie, Chief Engineer at Wilkin & Sons commented “We were more than happy with the YPS equipment. The equipment came in and was up and running within hours performing beyond our initial expectations in terms of reliability and quality. We had no hesitation in coming back to YPS yet again. They did everything they said they would with the equipment and backup and support.”
Supplying such a well known and prestigious brand as Wilkin & Sons is always satisfying and we look forward to working with them again in the future as their business continues to grow!