The Alexir Partnership are a leading UK carton manufacturer in the packaging industry producing over 250 million cartons a year and also run a highly successful food co-manufacturing plant making them a unique ‘design to delivery’ packaging provider for their customers in the FMCG industry. They have built a reputation for innovation and excellence in a competitive marketplace.
Greater packing line efficiency
Alexir wanted to continue to provide excellent customer service and identified that investment in their packing operation would make a big difference to the overall system.
To reduce manual handling of the products
To improve throughput
To build flexibility into the operation
Conveyor Networks worked in partnership with Alexir’s in-house engineering team providing project leadership and ongoing support and training once the system had gone live.
A series of conveyors now take pre-printed cartons from individual carton packing lines and merge them onto a central conveyor where the relevant codes are printed onto them. They are then packaged and sealed into a main carton which is sent to a pallet for distribution. The system processes 800 cartons per hour with minimal handling of the product and has allowed Alexir to keep improving their operating efficiency and quality.
The end results
Successful installation and handover
Increased productivity and improved customer service
Conveyor Networks were an excellent partner, their team worked closely with our own engineers to ensure the system met our exact needs. As a result the installation and handover ran very successfully
Andy Wanstall, Project Engineer, Alexir Partnership