Bosch Packaging Technology wins big at German Packaging Awards 2014
Takes home the prize for its impressive two-in-one biscuit packaging line.
December 8, 2014
by Canadian Packaging staff
Nuremberg/Beringen—Bosch Packaging Technology has been rewarded with the German Packaging Awards in the “packaging machines” category.
Granted by the German Packaging Institute, the award recognizes the company’s innovative two-in-one biscuit packaging system, first presented at Interpack 2014 in Duesseldorf earlier this year.
The system was developed by Swiss-based Beringen.
Format changeover in record time
The two-in-one packaging system allows food manufacturers to switch from slug to pile packs and vice versa in less than three minutes.
Additionally, product count changes can be completed quicker now than with conventional slug or pile packaging machines.
Thanks to this flexibility, manufacturers are able to run special promotions with short notice and react quickly to market changes, for example for seasonal or promotional campaigns.
Two-in-one system presently occupies a smaller production area than two separate conventional machines for both packaging types.
The whole line is designed to be a single, seamless system, from product discharge through to primary and secondary packaging.
The speed of all components is balanced to optimize production flow and eliminate bottlenecks. The packaging line therefore contributes significantly to increasing overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
The German Packaging Award
Since 1963, the German Packaging Award has been presented annually by the German Packaging Institute in five different categories. Under the patronage of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the Institute honors outstanding technical solutions in packaging production that improve quality and add value to consumers, markets and the environment. To be nominated, a machine or technology must improve quality, profitability and efficiency in the packaging process.
Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 5,600 associates, the Bosch Packaging Technology division is one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology and has over 30 locations in more than 15 countries worldwide. Additional information is available at www.boschpackaging.com.
Bosch biscuit packaging line with changeovers from slug to pile packs in less than three minutes.
Bosch Packaging Systems AG product manager Daniel Bossel and mechanical development engineer Christian Reichardt accept German Packaging Award.