MACHINERY manufacturer ULMA Packaging recently supplied dairy provider Eurilait’s Somerset facility with its latest flow wrapping machine – the FM305C.
The solution is said to have proved to be the ‘ideal fit’ for Eurilait’s range of French and British cheeses.
For over a decade, ULMA has been part of Eurilait’s growth, which started with the installation of a NEVADA flow wrapping machine in 2006. As Eurilait’s business expanded, so did the need for a more advanced packaging solution to replace the ageing NEVADA. ULMA’s FM305C emerged as the ‘superior’ choice, offering ‘unmatched flexibility and efficiency’.
Damian Wills, engineering manager at Eurilait, explained, “Our previous machine served us well for nearly two decades, but natural wear and tear began to impact its performance, prompting us to upgrade. We have a longstanding relationship with the ULMA team, having purchased multiple machines in the past. So, I simply contacted our dedicated contact and shared our specific criteria.”
Designed for fresh food products, the stainless-steel FM305C is described as offering ‘remarkable flexibility’ thanks to its box motion sealing head powered by two independent motors. While accommodating different product shapes and sizes, ULMA added that the FM305C ensures ‘high-quality’ hermetic seals, thereby preserving the freshness of Eurilait’s cheeses.
Nick Ghent, sales manager at ULMA Packaging, commented, “Given that many fresh food businesses offer multiple products, having a packaging line that can adapt accordingly is essential. When Damian explained Eurilait’s needs, it became clear that the FM305C was the perfect fit.”
Several of Eurilait’s team members visited ULMA’s HQ in Spain for a pre-delivery inspection of the packaging machine and to identify any necessary customisations.