Reducing the cost of fudge packing

UK artisan confectionery manufacturer Radfords Fine Fudge has reported a 5% reduction in costs after investing in a flow wrapper to replace the manual process of weighing and sealing individual bags.

The company, which produces traditional fudge and other confectionery products, installed the Minflow400 flowrapper from specialist Tisomi Packaging Machinery at its factory in Somerset. The Minflow400 individually flow wraps single cubes of fudge packed in printed film so that each piece can carry the brand message of Radfords’ own products or in private label.

The machine has also helped to boost productivity through swift changeovers from one product shape to another, as well as improve overall presentation.

Radfords’ Fine Fudge managing director, Colin Tyler, said, “We chose the Minflow400 because it’s easy for the operator to switch the machine from wrapping cubes of fudge to bars, using Tisomi’s change-parts, with short downtime. The investment has reduced our prime costs by more than 5%.”

The Minflow400 is suitable for confectionery packaging where factory space might be limited because of its compact construction. It is available in rotary, long dwell and box motion versions with a variety of automatic feeding systems and is capable of wrapping confectionery products up to 90mm in height and can handle films up to 400mm width.

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