A premier chocolate company in the USA has implemented an automated packaging solution from Bosch Packaging Technology to increase output and meet the growing demand.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Endangered Species Chocolate, true to its name donates 10 per cent of its net profit to species and habitat conservation efforts. The company carefully sources only the highest quality organic and all-natural ingredients from farmers that practice sustainable farming, priding itself on being a successful business that puts fewer chemicals into the earth, protects rainforests and provides solid jobs.
Endangered Species’ delicious and ethically-produced chocolate has quickly grown in popularity and has allowed the company to experience tremendous growth. With demand increasing for its 0.35-ounce Organic Chocolate Squares, known as Chimp Mints and Bug Bites, beyond what its production could handle, Endangered Species reached out to its partner Bosch Packaging Technology for an automated solution that more than tripled output.
Endangered Species has always relied on Bosch’s Doboy Stratus, an entry level and compact horizontal flow wrapper to package its popular Chimp Mints and Bug Bites. Since going national in 2005, the company has more than tripled in size. To meet increasing demand, Endangered Species worked closely with local Bosch agent Keith Goodhart of RPMI Packaging Inc., and decided to upgrade to Bosch’s Pack 401 horizontal flow wrapper integrated with a Pack Feeder 4 six belt feeder, a system capable of automated product transfer and simplified cleaning and maintenance.
Bosch’s automated packaging solution has helped Endangered Species accelerate production from 120 pieces per minute to 400 pieces per minute, with the potential for output levels up to 550 products per minute.
Bryan Fuller, director of operations, Endangered Species comments that the Pack 401 wraps the products faster than they are produced.
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