Food producer snaps up third YPS shrink wrapping line

FOLLOWING a period of expansion, Zafron Foods has taken delivery of a third side feed shrink wrapping line from Yorkshire Packaging Systems (YPS).

The move follows Zafron’s successful bid for a new contract with a national wholesale operation, resulting in a need to increase output.

“We’ve had a great relationship with YPS and have been so pleased with the equipment and the service we’ve received, that they were the natural choice when we needed to increase our output further,” said Jack Kenny, MD of Zafron Foods.

Zafron Foods produces mayonnaise, sauces, condiments, dressings, chutneys and deli fillers. With a customer base that encompasses everyone from artisan delis to global food companies, the products are supplied in a wide a range of formats, from sachets to pallets.

The new shrink wrapping line accepts products in a single lane format, bundles them into the required collations, and shrink wraps them together.

Modified to be fully integrated with the upline bottle filling equipment, sensors within the new line are designed to ensure both wrapper and filler are perfectly synchronised.  If the wrapper stops for any reason, the filler will automatically pause.

“We worked with Zafron Foods to understand exactly what they needed, modifying the infeed of the packaging line to perfectly marry up with the bottle filler, all within the constrained footprint available this time,” added YPS MD Glyn Johnson. “We’re pleased to see that Zafron have been so happy with the results.”