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PA182 tray sealer from MPI Australia

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When Taiko Foods needed a new tray sealing machine to accommodate increased production of its Dim Sum range, the food company chose Packaging Automation (UK) equipment for a second time. Packaging Automation equipment is distributed by MPI Australia .

Taiko Foods has purchased a PA182 tray sealer to cope with increased orders for its ready meals from UK high street retailer Waitrose. And it is pleased with the result, which it says has cut production time by 50%.

Taiko first contacted Packaging Automation around five years ago when it wanted a new machine to cater for growing demand for its products and, after extensive trials, the PA217 was chosen as the best machine for the job.

However, with the sale of its Dim Sum and Sushi dishes taking off, Taiko's sales and marketing manager, Derek Lewis, explained it turned to Packaging Automation again to provide the additional equipment needed to help the company seal the extra thousands of packs a day it now produces.

He said: "The PA182 is a fantastic machine and is working superbly. When we needed new tray sealing equipment we did not consider any other suppliers but went straight to Packaging Automation because we believe they are the best in the business."

Derek Lewis also explained that the good consistency of seal provided by the PA182 was ideal for Dim Sum.

He said: "The PA182 is a very good sealing machine, which has helped us halve production time. It seals the product very well. In fact, everything about Packaging Automation is very good, from the quality of the machines to the standard of service we have received. If we needed another machine we would go straight to PA. We always recommend them when we are in discussions with other companies."

The PA182 tray sealer accommodates trays up to 120mm deep as standard, and can seal and trim film from a reel on to trays of CPET, polypropylene, PVC, board and foil.

The PA182 tray sealer’s hygienic design eliminates bug traps and the compact design with small footprint means it can be used in smaller production areas. The PA182 tray sealer is easily portable and can quickly be moved from one production line to another if required.

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