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Tulip Install 12 Bespoke Packaging Lines For Puropse Built Sausage Factory

04 July 2011

Endoline Machinery’s biggest ever project – a million pound deal to build and install 12 bespoke packaging lines within the worlds most modern sausage factory - is running at an output of up to 900 cases of sausages per hour, per line.

The 12 lines within the new factory, which was opened by Tulip Ltd, part of the Danish Crown Group, near Liverpool, is a mixture of both semi and fully automated lines and was designed and built specifically to meet Tulip’s requirement. Key to the design was the assurance that they were capable of dealing with raw meat so the lines were designed and constructed using Stainless Steel for ease of wipe down. (This key element recently helped Endoline win the ‘Packaging Solutions’ award in the Food Processing Awards 2011.)

Nine of the lines were fully automatic consisting of an Endoline 221 case erector - featuring the unique dual opposing vacuum case opening – and an Endoline 625 case sealer – a semi automatic pre-set machine that seals cases with self-adhesive tape top and bottom.

Due to lower volume of production on the remaining lines they were made up with an Endoline hand packing station and the Endoline 625 case sealer. As project manager, Endoline worked with suppliers to manage the installation of conveyors and label printers to complete the lines.

Alan Yates, CEO of Endoline Machinery, commented: “The Tulip packaging lines has encompassed the key attributes of Endoline Machinery and the team of workers who ensured the efficient delivery of quality machines within the specified timeframe. It is our advantage, however, that all of our machines are designed and manufactured in the UK – therefore we were able to listen to the needs of Tulip and modify the design accordingly, without eating into the limited time before the factory opened.”

David Parker, Engineering Group Manager for Tulip, commented: “Endoline have been an integral part of this major investment at our Bromborough site. Key to the success was the partnership between Tulip and Endoline to deliver these integrated lines within a very short project plan. The equipment was installed and tested within 3 days and the lines coming on stream with vertical start up. Tulip will be working closely with Endoline in the future, to develop other parts of the business.”


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