This has certainly proven to be true by Harpak-ULMA’s customer Vermont Smoke and Cure. Chris Bailey, founder and current CEO of Vermont Smoke and Cure developed a healthy meat snack stick and grew this into a business with distribution throughout Vermont and New England. The popularity of Chris’ product increased and as a result his business rapidly expanded. During this expansion, he tapped into the expertise of suppliers to upgrade the operations, including Harpak-ULMA, whose engineers worked with the company to design a faster, more efficient packaging line utilizing automated box filling and a robotic loading system. The entire line consists of an Adept Quatro robotic loader for loading product onto a conveyor; an ULMA TFS 500 thermoformer for primary packaging of the meat sticks; and a RAMA Cartoner for secondary packaging of the products into a retail-ready carton.
Here’s what Chris has to say about the project:
“Harpak-Ulma worked closely with us to custom design a meat stick packaging solution that brings us to world class levels of throughput and efficiency. They have been expert and easy to work with at every step. We’re quite happy with the outcome.”
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