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Colussi Group is an Italian private company that operates in the food sector. Its activities include the production and selling of high quality products such as pasta, rice, bakery products and confectionery. The Group includes five of the most excellent brands of Italian tradition: Colussi, Misura, Agnesi, Flora, Sapori di Siena 1832. The adoption of modern procedures guarantees the authenticity, health and hygiene of the products from the factory to the table in our homes.

Simionato has provided Colussi Group with several systems, including weighing and packaging machines. The oldest machines dates back to 1990. Throughout the years, the relationship between the two companies has strengthened, through intensive cooperation that was implemented by a tailored service program.

Service scheduled through Simionato gives the opportunity to plan and reduce maintenance costs, without incurring any downtime with relative inconveniences. The maintenance contract includes a scheduled service by a qualified Simionato team member, intervention priorities and spare parts discounts.

“We are very pleased with this service, it has strengthened the collaboration between our two companies, establishing a relationship of continuity and reliability. The proposed maintenance contract gave us the opportunity to organize interventions in different plants, warranting ongoing maintenance of the machines. The positive results led us to a renewal of the contract,” says Mr. Pennisi,  Industrial Management of Colussi Spa.

 

Lion Dairy & Drinks has just recently  installed a Novus 350 in their cheese packaging facility in Allansford, Victoria, Australia. This customized form fill seal bagger forms a Quad stand-up packagewith re-closeable zipper using continuous motion sealing technology.  Lion’s dairy portfolio includes market leading brands across the milk, juice, cheese, dairy products and soy categories, and four out of the top 25 grocery brands in Australia. Lion’s cheese brands include Coon, Cracker Barrel and Millel, sold in retail supermarkets.

The Novus 350 Quad bagger is key for packaging two different product offerings from Lion; one is a mozzarella & cheddar mix with re-closeable zipper in 250g and 500g stand-up quad packages.  Lion also packages single serve cheese for pizza toppings in a 125g package. The Quad stand-up package will differentiate their brands among store competition. Michael Murphy,  Engineering Leader at Lion’s facility, comments on their choice of the Novus VFFS system, “We have a long-standing relationship with HayssenSandiacre and had full confidence in their ability to deliver this not-so-simple application for our new cheese product introductions.”

This site had also purchased a Hayssen Servo Ultima vffs with combination scale for their bulk shred line and (2) RT horizontal form fill seal wrappers with reclose from HayssenSandiacre in recent years. This facility has multiple RT hffs systems in operation for over 20 years.

Gordon Wood, Australian Sales Manager for HayssenSandiacre adds, “We have been proud to support Lion with their previous projects in packaging cheese on our horizontal RT systems and I am excited for the growth of their brands.  Our offerings for VFFS mean that we can provide Lion with future-proof systems that package a wide range, from single serve cheese packs to large format foodservice bags.”

 


HayssenSandiacre will be exhibiting at Ishida’s open house event from 23rd to 28th February in Dubai. If you are attending the Gulfood show, this is an opportunity to also see HayssenSandiacre equipment in action at Ishida’s Dubai facility.  In the meantime, check out this video of Ishida CCW integrated with Hayssen Novus, packaging IQF chicken.

Ishida will be  demonstrating their new RV CCW multihead  weigher, working in conjunction with HayssenSandiacre’s Novus 350 pillow pack machine. This particular system is ideal for IQF (Frozen Food)  applications, due to its waterproof qualities, stainless  steel construction, robustness and dependability. Ishida’s equipment and HayssenSandiacre’s Novus can be used for a variety of  applications, like snacks, IQF products, powders, confectionery and fresh produce.

This open house event, which will be held at Ishida’s Dubai office in the Dubai Airport Freezone (DAFZA), will feature a variety of high quality equipment, such as Ishida’s X-Ray and Check-weigher.

Please contact HayssenSandiacre for any further information or to arrange  a visit to Ishida’s open house.

 

Surgital spa, an Italian company situated in Lavezzola, each day produces more than 135 tons of fresh pasta, 8 tons of sauces (in pellets) and 60,000 ready-made meals. Surgital began as a home-made operation in 1980 and today is a leading company in the fresh pasta sector, exporting worldwide its ‘Made in Italy’ products. One of the highlights of Surgital is continuous investments in the growth of the company, including the recent renewal of its production site and a new storage warehouse, which is fully automated with more than 14,000 pallet spaces at -20°C.

The vast product line of Surgital is filled and sealed by Simionato VFFS equipment, complete with multi-head weighers entirely embossed on parts which contact food. The multihead weighers feed pasta into the stainless steel Logic 35 packaging machines. The machines are easily managed via remote devices such as Iphone, Ipad and Smartphone with Android. In addition, Surgital uses the downloading data system of the weighing machines to have complete control of its production site.

Ettore Ferrario, sales agent for Simionato, comments on the project, “Simionato is proud to be a part of Surgital in its updates to the packaging facility. Surgital is a great Italian company, providing the freshest pasta products by incorporating quality and leading technology in their operations.” Simionato packaging machines are available in two versions: painted or stainless steel Aisi 304 or 316. Surgital chose the stainless steel version, which is recommended for frequent cleaning and packaging wet product in brine.

 

N&C Building Products based  in Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, produces various Nicobond products for the  building trade in the UK. Nicholls and Clarke is currently using an integrated Simionato Logic system, complete with 2 augers to pack their brand  of tile grout. N&C is a long established builder’s merchant, established in  1875, and now provides over 60,000 building products to various trade professionals around the UK.

The Logic intermittent motion packaging  machine is highly flexible and can pack a range of bag types, such as doy, quad pack and pillow pack. N&C Building  Products’ packaging line system has been installed with a twin auger feed system with supporting  gantry, which has been specifically designed to fit their unique requirements.  For this particular system, both augers load two different types of grout,  which produce a bag with mixed product.

The system is capable of mixing two  different products of specific weights, with the option to pack either one or two products.
Michelle  Crayton, Production Manager at N&C Building Products, explained their  recent purchase, “We decided to purchase the Simionato system because we were  looking for a machine suitable for our packaging requirements that would fit in  our budget. We are confident that we will always have great support.”

N&C Building Products’ Simionato system is currently packing  1kg, 2.5kg, 5kg and 10kg block bottom bags of tile grout in various colours in their factory in Stoke-on-Trent

 

Quad Pack Truffles: Video of Packaging Line

The Annual NW Food Manufacturing & Packaging Expo is the largest regional food manufacturing trade show in North America. The 2014 event will be held January 12-15 in Portland, Oregon.

HayssenSandiacre will be exhibiting the Logic VFFS bagger in BOOTH 709. A preview video of a Logic VFFS Packaging Line has been uploaded by HayssenSandiacre. The specific install has four packaging lines with an impressive output of quad packages filled with wrapped praline truffles.

HayssenSandiacre is also offering an exclusive VIP Food Processor Code for food processors to receive a complimentary Expo Hall Pass. Simply click this link, then select the FOOD PROCESSOR registration type and enter the following code to attend NWFPA at no cost! Use Invitation Code: PROCESSORVIP709

 

Giant Snacks of Wahpeton, North Dakota prides itself in offering  the largest (hence the name ‘Giant Snacks’) sunflower seeds for its customer base. Specializing in roasting and packaging high-quality in-shell sunflower  seeds, in-shell pumpkin seeds, and corn snacks, Giant Snacks offers multiple  flavors including Dill, Salt & Pepper, Bacon Ranch and Kettle Roast (a  lower sodium sweet flavor). Sunflower seeds are sold to consumers in 3-oz,  5-oz, 5.75-oz, 9-oz and 12-oz with easy resealable pour spout bag sizes.

To process and package more than 3.5 million pounds of sunflower seeds each year, Giant Snacks  operates two twelve-hour shifts, five days a week. Working with  HayssenSandiacre, Giant Snacks recently purchased a Novus VFFS bagger to expand  their packaging line. Giant Snacks previously purchased Ultima VFFS systems for their  products and are happy with the performance and durability. This led them to  look at HayssenSandiacre’s newest model, the Novus continuous motion bagger to  increase throughput speeds.
“Quality assurance  is important throughout the production process to make sure shells are not  broken or dirty, are firm and do not have a limp texture. All packages are  nitrogen flushed to assure shelf freshness,” says Al Engstrom, Giant Snacks plant manager. Just as quality is important in selecting and packaging the  seeds, fully automating its five integrated packaging lines was a priority to  increase productivity.

Sunflower seeds are fed into Yamato series scales as part of the  HayssenSandiacre Ultima ST form-fill-seal machines or the Novus continuous motion form-fill-seal. After  sealing, the package runs through a metal detector, followed by robotic pick  and place case packer. The cases are bar coded with the product type, size,  date code, time packed and who packed it. Cases are then sealed and distributed all over the U.S.

 HayssenSandiacre is proud to be part of Giant Snacks’ operations as  they continue to grow. The exceptional taste of Giant sunflower seeds goes  back to 1958, when Bob Schuler began selecting the best-tasting sunflowers for  his customers. Dedication to quality is still top-priority and Giant Snacks  remains a family-owned company.

 

HayssenSandiacre announces the appointment of Vishal Sawant as the newest member of its sales organisation in India. Vishal has experience in selling a wide range of packaging machinery, including VFFS and  horizontal flow wrapping to the food, personal care and pharma sectors.   He holds an MBA in marketing from UBI in Brussels and a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Thane   Polytechnic. He will be based at HayssenSandiacre’s new sales office in Mumbai.

 

 

HayssenSandiacre has also hired Mark Bauzon, Customer Support Engineer, in partnership with their agent KayDee Solutions in Dubai.  Mark’s new role will be a dual role combining Field Service and a Customer Support function.  Mark will be serving the customer base in the Middle East, enhancing HayssenSandiacre’s response to this region. Mark has previous packaging equipment experience and a strong customer service background.  HayssenSandiacre has stated that the Indian market is a critical part of its global growth strategy. The company is continuing the search for additional sales and service support team members in this emerging market.

 

Alimentos Y Frutos, in Chile, continues its growth by choosing the Simionato range of solutions to package frozen and fragile products.

Alifrut S.A has the highest production capacity for frozen vegetables and fruits of any company in Latin America and is   currently the largest exporter of store brands for retail in America,   Europe and the East. Alifrut also boasts the country’s largest cold   storage capacity (-18°).

Alifrut’s quality products are packed with Simionato systems, inclusive of multihead scales (RCW 16B-21 and RCW Fragile) as well as vertical form fill seal http://www.touchpointec.com/HayssenSandiacre/Alifrut3.jpgbaggers ( Logic Brushless and Inclined Logic).   These are just a few of the machines used in the 6 Alifrut plants around Chile. The complete automatic vertical systems include highly-hygienic conveyors systems, multihead scales for frozen environments, metal detectors and baggers producing poly packs ranging from 200g to 2500g.

Alifrut chose Simionato for the high speeds and  leading-edge packaging technology.

 

 

Pinguin Foods Develops New Pillow Pack with Zip for IQF Peas: Packaged on Novus VFFS with ITZ

Pinguin Foods is now producing their new pillow pack with zip using HayssenSandiacre’s VFFS Novus

Pinguin Foods is a producer of IQF vegetables, with thirteen production sites, primarily situated throughout Europe with the UK site being based in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. Pinguin’s frozen vegetables can be found in many of the leading supermarkets in the UK.

The pillow pack with zip is a more consumer friendly way of storing IQF peas, as the pack can be opened and closed easier than the standard pillow pack. For bigger bags of IQF peas, this helps to ensure that there is less wastage when storing in the freezer.

HayssenSandiacre was able to offer an integrated transverse zip applicator on their Novus machine, which could very easily switch between the pillow pack and pillow pack with zip option. Despite the complexity of the pillow pack with zip, the speed of the pillow pack with zip is similar to that of the standard pillow pack.
Paul Spurrell, Engineering Manager at Pinguin Foods in the UK described HayssenSandiacre as being a great partner in the development of this new pack format.

“HayssenSandiacre have been fantastic to work with right through the order process from zip selection to the site support for our customer trials. One major benefit is that our overall line speed has not been compromised with the introduction of the zip, as we have been able to maintain our bag maker speed.”

Pinguin Foods is currently packing their bags of IQF peas of weights ranging from 750g up to 1.81kg on the Novus 350TZA (Transverse zip applicator) continuous motion packaging machine.

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