PACKAGING Automation Ltd, represented by MPI Australia , has supplied two of its popular PA182 machines to one of Australia's leading fresh produce suppliers, the OneHarvest group.
The company has purchased the equipment to work on two production lines in their Bairnsdale, Victoria ‘fresh plant’ - one to seal a range of freshcut potatoes, the other an extensive range of freshcut fruit products.
With quick and easy tool changes, the semiautomatic PA182 offers small to medium volume production capacity.
A recent major redesign has resulted in improved operation, efficiency and maintenance - features that impressed the engineers at OneHarvest’s fresh plants, who felt it was the ideal machine for their current operation.
Packaging Automation is confident its success with the OneHarvest group will not be the last. Since launching its Australian marketing campaign after careful research, Packaging Automation has received a growing stream of enquiries from food manufacturers impressed with the flexibility, quality and competitiveness of its equipment.
And with predictions showing the convenience sector in this part of the world set for significant growth, Packaging Automation is well placed to meet demand.
The OneHarvest group itself is already planning to extend its range of heat sealed freshcut products, including increasing its choice of prepared potato products early this year.
Within 12 months, OneHarvest hopes to turn its attention to another growth area - ready meals, one of the areas that Packaging Automation has immense UK experience.