Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Specialist trays cut packaging time for brewer

Brewer Fullers, Smith and Turner have cut end-of-line packaging times by 20 per cent on some of their product lines by using specialist beer trays developed by Smurfit Kappa.

Bespoke post-print trays were developed for Fullers, Smith and Turner’s London Pride Premium Ale allowing 12 x 500ml and 8 x 500ml bottles to be auto wrapped in RRP carry-home packs. It has moved the company away from using standard hand-erect cases, to make end-of-line packaging quicker and more efficient.

Jeff Hack-Davies, packaging operations manager at Fullers, Smith and Turner said: “We switched to Kister machinery to improve the efficiency of our production lines. This gave us the perfect opportunity to change the way we boxed our products to further speed up our end-of-line packing process. Smurfit Kappa worked with our Bottling Line Team to create the perfect RRP solution.”