Shrink wrappers pay off for Venezuelan food packager

Shrink wrappers pay off for Venezuelan food packager

September 1, 2009

Alimentos Polar installed four shrink-wrapping machines at its plant in Mariguitar, Venezuela to run four sizes of tuna cans and a similar machine in Valenzia, Venezuela to run tomato sauce in bottles and cans. Alimentos Polar (AP), a major food manufacturer and marketer in Venezuela, recently installed five shrink-wrapping machines at two of its plants. One machine is used for tomato sauce in glass bottles or metal cans at the plant in Valencia and the other four machines are used for tuna packed in four sizes of metal cans at a plant in Mariguitar. “We wanted to increase the capacity and efficiency of our packaging operations,” says Nestor Uzcategui, packaging engineering manager. That included guaranteeing the quality of the product, labor optimization, more economic use of packaging material and increasing the quantity of containers on a pallet. The new machines achieved all of these goals.”

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