Packaging Automation recognises the upsurge in innovation within the food industry with many small businesses launching exciting fresh new brands. PA is keen to support and encourage this innovation by allowing these smaller companies to access professional top quality packaging options that open the door to retailer listings.

PA have launched a scheme that will help customers to automate packing processes from day one with minimal investment. The hire scheme offers entry level machines with a sealing tool for one pack format on hire for a fixed weekly hire rate.

Whitby Seafood’s took advantage of the flexible hire scheme to come up with a packaging solution for their breaded scampi product. Lesley helped source a CPET tray with a film lid and PA provided a small rotary table machine to automate the packing process. Whitby are now able to pack 26 trays of breaded scampi per minute and have their product stocked in three retailers. Barry Harland, Group Technical Manager from Whitby Seafoods commented:

“PA were recommended to us when we were looking to move to a new packaging format. From the very first communication to ongoing work today, they continue to be proactive and offer solutions by applying their expert friendly knowledge”.

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