Shrink And Stretch At Food Store International

We are delighted to announce that we have installed new shrink and stretch wrapping machinery at Food Store International Ltd, based in Sutton Coldfield.

Food Store International are the go-to supplier of many grocery retailers; sourcing, fulfilling and delivering a wide array of food and non-food products and services to them competitively, efficiently and reliably. As a B2B supplier of ambient, frozen and perishable goods, Food Store International’s products are found in major supermarkets, high street stores, wholesalers and distributors both in the UK and overseas, including Costa Coffee, Hilton Hotels, Carrefour and IKEA. These partners benefit from the firm’s user-friendly ordering interface, consistent NPD, dedicated account managers and in-house services including the packaging and labelling of stock.

Food store International contacted us in July 2020 with an aim to upgrade their existing wrapping equipment to increase capacity and speed. The semi-automatic inline sleeve sealer they owned was too slow to cope with growing demand for their most popular products, including trayed cans of drinks. Following a scoping visit, we recommended our SVAL 60-35 fully automatic inline sleeve sealer, which achieves wrapping speeds of up to 15 packs per minute with the flexibility to wrap singles and multipacks. Whilst on site, our experts also identified that a stretch wrapping machine would improve efficiency in Food Store International’s despatch department by automating the pallet wrapping process. The portable S6 robot wrapper was an ideal solution to tackle their entire product range, delivering self-propelled wrapping power for pallets of any size and shape, coupled with a compact footprint and a FDS mechanical brake suitable for pre-stretched film.

The new shrink wrapping line was delivered only three days after an official order was placed and was installed by our specialist engineers the following day with comprehensive training delivered simultaneously. The pallet wrapping robot followed shortly later, in spite of expected delays related to COVID. We included a two visit service contract without charge to ensure ongoing preventative maintenance for both wrapping operations. Since the initial upgrade, Food Store International have also invested in one of our motorised infeed conveyors to further automate their shrink wrapping line and are seeing great returns on speed and efficiency targets. They are now achieving much greater output of packaged goods for their network of retailers and YPS understands that customer satisfaction is now at an all-time high.

Larne Patrick, Sales Manager at Yorkshire Packaging Systems added ‘Food Store International supply some of the largest grocery retailers in the world, so it’s important that their in-house packaging facilities measure up. It was a pleasure to help them achieve their goals with our high-quality shrink and stretch wrapping systems.’

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