It's been nearly three years since VIP Packaging began working with Parmalat Australia to maximise efficiencies from their in-house milk bottle manufacturing and production processes. The project has been a great success and the bottles are literally running off the line.
As part of their commitment to manufacturing excellence, VIP Packaging has been able to reduce Parmalat's downtime on its one, two and three litre milk bottle lines from 4% a day, down to 0.5% a day.
Elcio Lizak, VIP Packaging's Operations Manager, attributes the efficiencies to technological enhancements and working closely with the customer to understand their needs. He says that VIP Packaging's solutions extend beyond packaging. In fact, they have implemented a fast moving conveyor line to transport bottles from where they are blown in house to where they are filled.
In addition, an alarm and sensor system has been installed along the line, making it easy to locate and resolve jams or blockages. All the operators have been well trained on the system to overcome potential problems. Lizak says the improvements have increased Parmalat's productivity and the more sophisticated line maintains the integrity of the bottles.
Lizak says that VIP Packaging is now a central part of the Parmalat milk bottle manufacturing team. This means they can be responsive to their client’s needs. It gives them greater flexibility in terms of when they start and stop their own lines as well as immediate access to stock on hand. This success at Parmalat Australia’s bottle manufacturing plant shows how VIP Packaging can work with customers to add value to their businesses and reduce operating costs across the board.
VIP aim to embrace a culture of continuous improvement and to deliver manufacturing excellence in all areas. Their investment in technology, innovation, design, manufacturing and people is ongoing and their aim is to provide customers quality, low cost packaging solutions.