An Ishida DACS-G checkweigher is delivering fast speeds, ease of use and excellent reliability, providing a final weight confirmation for multipacks of granola bars and cookies at leading Netherlands cereal bar manufacturer Ravensbergen Food BV.
Ishida’s longstanding experience in the development of snacks packaging solutions has been the critical factor in enabling one of the Czech Republic’s leading snacks manufacturers to achieve the high packing speeds required for its new ranges of smaller bag sizes. POEX, based in Velké Meziříčí and celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, manufactures a wide variety of extruded snacks under both its own brand and for several of the country’s leading supermarkets, as well as for export to Western Europe.
The versatility of Ishida’s market leading QX Flex tray sealers, the quality of its sales and service support, and the company’s ability to provide turnkey line installations are all major factors in the long term working relationship between Ishida Europe and Plaza Foods, one of the Netherlands’ leading manufacturers of oriental ready meals.
Leading Swiss vegetable producer Gastro Star AG is able to pack fresh convenience vegetables in fixed weight packs, sometimes with very low quantities, while minimising product giveaway, thanks to a new packing line solution devised by Ishida Europe and its distributor in Switzerland Itech AG. The line is providing excellent accuracy and high availability despite frequent product changeovers, reducing operating costs and offering a fast payback.
Ishida technology is helping to ensure the fast and accurate weighing of Mâche, a traditional French salad product from the Nantes region, into thermoformed trays.
A specialist German potato chip brand is maintaining excellent quality control on its recently upgraded high-capacity packing lines thanks to the introduction of Sealtesters and Checkweighers from Ishida Europe. Krosse Kerle potato chips from Johanning Snack are cooked with their skins intact and produced from potatoes picked from fields right next to the factory.
An Ishida iTPS (Integrated Total Packaging System) is delivering a fast payback on investment at leading Italian dried fruit and nut supplier Madi Ventura.
Sánchez Cano is Spain’s leading manufacturer of gummi confectionery, marshmallows, liquorice, hard candies and bubble gum, and is rapidly expanding in overseas markets. Still 100% owned by the founding family, it has a reputation for innovation, regularly adding to its existing 4,000 product variants.
Ishida multihead weighers are playing a critical role in helping one of the UK’s largest frozen vegetable processors and packers increase throughput by as much as 20%. Pinguin Foods UK is part of the Belgium-based PinguinLutosa group, a global leader in the supply of vegetable and potato-based top quality, easy-to-prepare products.
The accuracy, reliability and hygienic design of Ishida multihead weighers have helped to transform the packing operation of leading French burger manufacturer McKey.
The accuracy, versatility and reliability of an Ishida IXGA-65100 X-ray inspection system is helping one of Greece’s leading yoghurt producers to deliver the highest levels of quality control and achieve continuing success in both national and international markets.
In collaboration with its customer, the project team at Ishida Germany has devised a new high-performance packing line comprising fully automatic multihead weighers and inspection systems, currently enabling full production flexibility and enhancing quality control at leading German oat flakes and muesli producer Peter Kölln GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An entry-level Ishida CCW-SE-210 with 2 litre hoppers is counting by weight to pack 18 illy coffee capsules into a quadro bag for the Italian retail market, while two mid-range CCW-RS-210 weighers with 5 litre hoppers are dedicated to packing 3kg tins of illy coffee beans for the foodservice sector worldwide
Italian cured meats are loved throughout the world. While global demand for the products has inevitably led to the introduction of mass production and the automation of many processes, the original traditions and heritage of manufacturing are still fundamental to many of the food companies in the Lombard and Brianza regions of Italy.
For Danone Hungary, Ishida and its local distributor have developed a fast and accurate approach to filling the toppings section of two-compartment yoghurts. It is based on a special linear multihead weigher and filling system.
At one of the most modern fruit and nut processing facilities in Germany, Farmer’s Snack GmbH produces over 60 product variants. To meet increasing demand for pocket-sized packs the company recently installed a new packing line with an Ishida multihead weigher at its core.
An Ishida packing system featuring a 24-head multihead weigher is providing speed and accuracy in the production of mixed packs of Ritter Sport cubes at leading food logistics and packer Nagel Group.
The project team at Ishida Europe has devised what is claimed to be Europe’s fastest multihead weighing and packing line with a turnkey installation. This includes a 28 head model from the company’s latest generation RV-Series, currently achieving 400 packs a minute at leading fruit snacks manufacturer Stream Foods.
Ishida’s revolutionary AirScan inline system for detecting leaks in MAP packs has greatly enhanced the quality control procedures, as well as reducing labour costs, for a new snack product from M-Back GmbH in Germany which is being produced for dairy giant Meggle.
When Hensen GmbH needed to fulﬁl an Easter egg packing order that involved mixing different colours, it chose an Ishida R-Series weigher that could handle an impressive range of products.
Bejo Zaden has a long-established reputation for quality. The company offers over 1,000 different varieties of seeds for around 50 crops for the global market and a wide range of target groups. Each variety has its unique characteristics, such as flavour, disease resistances, shape, colour, strength, or has been developed to be suitable for a specific climate.
The installation of an Ishida multihead weigher at leading confectionery manufacturer Cloetta’s factory in San Pietro in Casale, Italy, has increased production efficiencies by over 10% compared to the company’s previous packing operation, equating to an additional 250kg of product packed every shift.
Cabomar, based at the port of Marin in Pontevedra, Spain, offers a wide range of services connected with the manufacture, storage and commercialisation of frozen seafood products. Seafood expert Cabomar Congelas has found the mixing accuracy it seeks in a special packing line using twinned Ishida multihead weighers.
A 16 head four mix Ishida multihead weigher at leading Swiss breakfast cereal manufacturer Kentaur GmbH has achieved greater speed and accuracy in the weighing and packing of a wide variety of popped wheat cereals and corn flakes, leading to cost savings and reduced product giveaway.
The success of the preferred supplier partnership between Ishida Europe and Tulip, one of the UK’s leading food processing companies, is ideally demonstrated by the latest installation of Ishida equipment at Tulip’s factory in Ruskington, Lincolnshire, where a bespoke line is handling 2.7 tonnes of frozen cocktail sausages every hour.
The combination of Ishida’s advanced weighing technology and project management skills have played a significant part in the recent growth of specialist UK salad producer Zenith Nurseries. Zenith has enjoyed major success over the past seven years, supplying a wide variety of baby leaf products including rocket, watercress and spinach primarily to foodservice outlets.
When Russia’s market leader in confectionery and snacks wanted to compete more strongly in the potato crisp market, Ishida was one of the two companies it turned to for the most up-to-date equipment. Excellent quality at affordable prices, that’s what KDV with its established, Russia-wide snack brands aims to offer its customers.
One of South Africa’s leading seed companies has installed an Ishida ‘Lilliput’ multihead weigher to increase capacity and provide greater control over pack fill accuracy, which is of crucial importance in this highly competitive business.
Ishida’s global leadership in snack packing solutions is ideally demonstrated by the complete potato crisp packing line installed at leading Czech manufacturer Petr Hobža at its factory in Strážnice in the Czech Republic. The Strážnice factory produces around 600kg of crisps every hour, the equivalent of 10,000 60g bags.
An Ishida Screw Feeder multihead weigher has enabled a major Finnish meat company to pack sticky fresh meat rapidly into trays without resorting to ‘excessive’ chilling, which has the important benefit of preserving the product taste.
Ishida Europe has designed and installed a complete packing line enabling three to four operators to produce prepared salads at up to 40 trays per minute, whilst automating inspection and making every pack traceable to a stored X-ray image. Gastro Star AG produces 30 tonnes of fresh products every day, ranging from vegetables and salads to fruit, including ready to use salad mixes under the Betty Bossi and Weight Watchers brands.
A leading South African snacks manufacturer has reduced product giveaway by as much as 35% following the installation of an Ishida multihead weigher. Founded in 1996, Nibbly Bits is a major producer of handcrafted rusks, biscuits, cookies and snacks, supplying products for the Woolworths Group and the Granarie Co, its sister marketing company, as well as carrying out selected contract manufacturing.
An Ishida multihead weigher and X-ray inspection system are ensuring weight accuracy and quality control for a new range of single-serve cat and dog food in doypacks, produced by Italy’s leading pet food manufacturer Morando S.p.A.
Two Ishida IX-GA 4075 X-ray systems are providing an enhanced quality control role at leading Belgium dairy Olympia. The machines are monitoring Olympia’s marketleading range of dairy desserts, including rice pudding, and vanilla and chocolate puddings and creams, for contaminants such as metal, glass, ceramics and other non-metal foreign bodies, to ensure product quality is of the highest standards.
Ishida’s advanced checkweigher technology – including the use of its unique Ishida Data Capture System (IDCS II) – is enabling international food company Hügli to carry out detailed control and monitoring of its entire packing operation at its factory in Zàsmuky in the Czech Republic.
Ishida multihead weighing and checkweighing technology, supported by the company’s IDCS II advanced checkweigher data capture system, are helping to deliver speed and accuracy and boost productivity for around 1,000 different mushroom products at leading German supplier Bayerische Pilze & Waldfrüchte Uwe Niklas GmbH.
Many companies would be satisfied with a minced meat packing operation that runs at 80 trays per minute, and Snellman was achieving this on a regular basis with its 400g packs in its packing hall at Jakobstad/Pietarsaari in Finland.
Ishida has completed the installation of a chicken processing and packing plant in Russia’s Belgorod province for poultry giant ZAO Prioskolie. The state-of-theart plant includes Ishida’s recently-developed weigh-batching technology, which has revolutionised the speed, accuracy and compactness of styling and packing operations.
Greater efficiency, improved flexibility and enhanced quality control are the major benefits of a bespoke packing line created for leading biscuit and pastry manufacturer Poppies International by Ishida Europe’s Belgian agent BRN. Poppies manufactures its delicate sugarglazed puff pastry biscuits in two shapes – Twists and Palmiers.
Three Ishida IX-G2 Dual Energy X-ray inspection systems are providing effective quality control for chicken breast fillets and deboned thigh meat produced at the Haerland factory of Norway-based Nortura, an agricultural co-operative and the largest supplier of meat and eggs in Norway.
Fruit specialist Fruit Gourmet has selected an Ishida X-ray inspection system from Ishida Europe for enhanced quality control. The decision to install the Ishida machine follows the success of Ishida multihead weighers at the site.
Leading German gingerbread manufacturer Frank Lebkuchen GmbH has enhanced its already strict quality control procedures with the installation of an Ishida IXGA-2475 X-ray machine. Based in Arzberg in the Fichtel Mountains of Bavaria Frank Lebkuchen has been making the finest Elisen gingerbread for over 150 years.
An X-ray inspection system and checkweigher from Ishida Europe are helping to maintain the highest quality standards for a new luxury ice cream. The X-ray provides protection against foreign bodies, while the checkweigher ensures the correct weight. “König Ludwig Glace Royale” is the name of a new ice cream for the luxury sector, produced by Berlin-based Florida-Eis Manufaktur. King Ludwig II was not only the passionate owner of castles and palaces but also a gourmet with a penchant for ice cream specialities.
Ishida Europe has installed a flexible and space efficient high-performance solution for the accurate weighing and packing of chicken legs and drumsticks at one of the UK’s leading food companies Faccenda Foods. Faccenda enjoys a reputation for innovation in the poultry industry. A key driver in the business is a commitment to continually seek ways to improve quality.
Almarai’s launch in 2009 of Alyoum, its brand of premium chicken products, involved the purchase of a factory and farming site in Ha’il Province, where the company first came into contact with Ishida. Almarai is confident that its new 37,500 bird-per-hour plant, built as a turnkey project, can more than keep pace both with growing demand and with changing consumer preferences.
Every product poses its own challenges, and mixed fresh fruit pieces are no exception. There is, to start with, the tendency of the various pieces to stick and form clumps. But UK-based catering supplier Mack Service also required more effective management of the proportions in which the different fruits for mixed fruit salad were dosed.
An Ishida multihead weigher capable of handling a variety of hard and sticky ingredients has enabled German snack food manufacturer Heinrich Brüning to cut giveaway of expensive ingredients to just 0.5%, and delivered a fast payback on investment.