Ready Meals & Convenience Food Packaging Machines

Solutions for Ready Meals & Convenience Food

Changes in lifestyle, eating habits, and demographics are creating new trends and behaviors when it comes to mealtimes. Consumers are finding there is less time to cook meals from scratch with busy work and social schedules and are looking to fresh ready meals to fill their demands.
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In response, savvy foodservice companies are producing smart, healthy, ready-to-eat entrees that offer the same quality, variety, and nutrition consumers expect from home-cooked alternatives. Whether fresh or frozen, purchased retail, or delivered straight to consumers’ doors, modern producers are seeking complete packaging solutions that offer the safety, freshness, first-class appearance, and delicious flavors time-strapped consumers need.

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Your Ready Meal Packaging Partner

As one of the premier packaging solutions providers in North America, Harpak-ULMA has the solutions producers need. Our company offers a wide range of ready meal packaging equipment to satisfy consumer demand and meet and exceed production requirements across a broad range of applications.
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Our experts work with you to address critical ready-meal packaging trends and essential operational logistics such as sustainability, portion control, shelf life, resealable shelf-ready packaging, product consistency, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and more. We deliver innovative, complete solutions that range from product handling and row distribution to direct-from-the-oven processing, boxing, palletizing, and end-of-line packing.

Ready Meals & Convenience Food Packaging Applications

Sandwiches

Sandwich in Thermoform Packaging

Burritos

Burrito in Flow Wrap Packaging

Pizza

Four Cheese Pizza in Thermoform Packaging

Pasta Dishes

Pasta Dish in Thermoform Packaging

Prepared Meals

Garden Salad in Tray Seal Packaging

Battered/Breaded

Chicken Cordon Bleu in Vertical Bag

Ready Meals & Convenience Food Packaging Machines

Flow Wrapping

Flow Wrapping is ideal for both food and non-food products, offering resealable options as well as MAP to prolong shelf life.

Flow Wrapping

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Thermoforming

Thermoforming creates a horizontal form, fill, and seal from roll stock, with the ability to do MAP, vacuum and skin applications.

Thermoforming

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Tray Sealing

Tray sealing machines heat seal a plastic film to the tray's flange. It can be used with MAP technology to extend shelf life.

Tray Sealing

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Vertical Bagging

Vertical bagging machines use a single film coil to create a package with three weldings, ideal for loose or granulated products.

Vertical Bagging

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Product to Pallet Automation

Primary packaging, secondary packaging, palletizing, stretch wrapping, robotics and centralized line control.

Product to Pallet Automation

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Ready Meals & Convenience Food Packaging Videos

Baked pizza packaged on ULMA TFS thermoforming machine

Frozen pizza packaged on ULMA flow wrapping machine

Roasted chicken vacuum packaged on ULMA TFS thermoforming machine

Group of soup packets packaged on ULMA flow wrapping machine