Canadian Packaging

See video: maple-syrup processor replaces box labels with hi-resolution inkjet box coding for lower costs and better traceability

Canadian Packaging   

“Our four-head printer configuration gives better efficiencies for us and our customers.”

La Citadelle is the largest co-op producer of maple syrup in the world. Plant Manager Jimmy Fortin declares, “With our export business in maple syrup, honey and cranberries of over 50 million pounds of product a year, product tracking is of the utmost importance.”

Watch in this video as Jimmy demonstrates in the plant how a couple of FoxJet 384e hi-res inkjet box coding systems supplied and serviced by DMS Marquage play a crucial role in inventory control and ERP management.

As we tour the plant that receives 60-80,000 large metal barrels of maple syrup to process for their two bottling lines, one plastic and one glass, Jimmy takes us to the coding station on the glass line. On the FoxJet MarksmanELITE HMI screen, he enters multiple lines of content: barcode; supplier; quantity; bottle size; Product of Canada; lot number, and best-before date. This information seamlessly transfers to the corrugated boxes, “completely eliminating the need for expensive labels.”

“We are projecting 33 per cent growth… and we expect FoxJet and DMS Marquage to help keep track of what we make and where we ship it.”

Watch the video to see how efficiently this coding system operates.


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