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Frontline Packaging Beats The Competition For The Supply Of 6 Pallet Wrapping Machines
Frontline Packaging Limited has recently completed the supply and installation of six Atlanta Mytho semi automatic pallet wrapping machines at two sites in East Anglia for a well-known meat producer.
The Mytho was chosen after extensive trials were run on several competitor machines.
Frontline Packaging Managing Director Tony Hacker explains, "The challenge for this particular application was to find a pallet wrapper that could wrap a wide variety of load sizes and weights without having to make lots of adjustments, whilst minimising the amount of film used. Frontline ran extensive trials with the Mytho wrapper and it beat the competition on all scores. The film weighed less, the wrap was more secure and the machine required very little adjustment. It was an easy decision for the customer in the end."
The customer is extremely pleased with the new equipment, and told us why.
"We were very impressed with the Mytho wrappers supplied by Frontline Packaging. In trials they out-performed the competition against all our criteria. The equipment needed to perform in a very hard-working environment to a very high standard and these machines do just that. They are simple to use, extremely robust and we are delighted with them."
The Atlanta Mytho supplied by Frontline Packaging Ltd is a high-quality turntable pallet wrapper with a number of standard features that make it ideally suited to challenging applications.
In particular, the Mytho's PS type film dispenser delivers varying levels of power pre-stretch and lay-on force throughout the wrapping cycle, which allows a wide variety of loads to be secured with the minimum amount of film. The clear panel provides an easy way to store the settings, and its functions allow the machine to wrap many different types of load without adjustment.
JBT Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems at Anuga FoodTec
JBT’s Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) Systems will be participating in Anuga FoodTec this year (Cologne, Germany, 23 – 27 March 2015).
AGVs provide safe, unmanned movement of raw materials, work-in-process, finished goods and waste in manufacturing and warehousing sites. They often resemble a manual fork lift truck, but operate automatically without a driver.
Best suited to multi-shift operations, the systems use flexible user-friendly software to reduce costs, and optimise deliveries and traffic control.
The systems are scalable and able to adapt to future facility changes. By reducing costs and increasing productivity they typically achieve a payback within two years. The European headquarters for JBT’s AGV business is in Leicester in the UK.
JBT/AGV will be sharing the stand with other JBT food and technology businesses, including Freezing and Cooking; Juice Processing; and Filling, Closing and Sterilisation on stand JBT: Hall 10.1; Stand A20/B29.
Yearsley Group Celebrate 60 Years With Gala Dinner And £60k Pledge To Charity
Having started out in 1955 wholesaling fresh fruit and vegetables from a site in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, the family, who still own Yearsley Group, could never have dreamed it would become the £190 million turnover frozen food sales and logistics provider it is today.
A brief history shows the company moving from fresh food into the wholesaling of frozen food in the early 70’s, followed by the building of the first cold store and the opening up of this to public storage by the late 70’s.
Since then both divisions of the business have grown both organically and by acquisition. The Food Division is now one of the largest independent frozen food distributors to all sectors of the marketplace.
As well as being the UK’s largest frozen logistics provider, the Logistics division has added Global and Ambient divisions ensuring they offer the complete supply chain solution.
Managing Director, Harry Yearsley commented: “As a family run business entering our 7th decade we are keen to share our achievements with both our employees and the community. We are holding a Gala Dinner in June to which 900 employees will attend and we are aiming to raise a significant amount for charity by the end of 2015.”
Harry continued, “Our aim is to raise £60k for 60 years, £20k is to be split between the 13 depot’s local good causes, with the remaining £40k shared between our national charities, Parkinson’s UK, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research and Help for Heroes. All of our staff are being encouraged to raise money and events planned so far include everything from distance events such as bike rides and the Yorkshire 3 Peaks to dirty events like Tough Mudder and sponsored slims!
"We are really looking forward to the coming year and hope to continue to succeed going forward both in terms of corporate goals, those of our employees and the wider community.”