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Evolution On Line for Wine

on Tue, 15/05/2012 - 11:10

Evolution Bottling and Packaging Solutions have a strong track record working with several international market leading brands and have recently completed an exciting project with one such brand, Asda - Walmart partner, Vinpack.

The newly completed project with Vinpack’s Snetterton Plant in Norfolk utilised the core strength of the Evolution BPS proposition, whereby Evolution provided full project management expertise for the installation of a complete turnkey package for a wine bottling line. The line, which handles 12,000 bottles per hour, utilises state of the art technology which has been tailored to Vinpack’s needs, providing them with a bespoke solution. Such a project is a glowing example of the holistic philosophy that Evolution BPS employs with their customers, delivering high quality, innovative machinery with excellent service back up.

This project exemplifies the ability of Evolution BPS to provide a complete end to end service, from the initial design of the highly bespoke line, working alongside MBF to project manage the installation of the project, with all the flexibility needed to meet the changing needs of a new venture, and ultimately providing a full training programme to the Vinpack personnel.

The highly innovative line comprises six TMG  Machines, namely : TMG Depalletiser; a TMG Case Erector; TMG Case Packer; TMG Case Sealer; TMG Palletiser and a TMG Stretch Wrapper. At the heart of the line is an MBF / PE Superbloc which is inclusive of Rinser, Filler, Capper and Labeller. The Filler utilises technology developed by MBF specifically for filling wine, providing inert gas injection which virtually eliminates oxygen pick up, enhancing product integrity and consistency. Additionally the PE Labeller has non-stop, self-adhesive label stations with servo-motor driven cam. The line is further enhanced by full Inspection and Rejection Systems supplied by Logics and Controls and a full Acram Microfiltration and Cleaning In Place System.  With many suppliers involved a collaborative approach was essential, accordingly MBF played a major role in the turnkey project management by leading the integration between TMG, PE and MBF machines.

Bottling for such a major, international, supermarket brand places exacting standards on product integrity and it was imperative that Evolution delivered a first class service. On completion of the project, the line has been subject to a British Retail Consortium Audit, (BRC), achieving a level A grading.

Reviewing the success of the project Mark Lansley, Managing Director of Vinpack comments “This has been a major project and it was crucial we had a partner that could deliver to the world class standards demanded of the Walmart brand. The project brief required a highly bespoke solution and Evolution have met all of our needs with this turnkey package. Evolution, MBF and partners have provided a highly professional service throughout, and have truly gone the extra mile at every challenge. Their support throughout the project has been first class and we are delighted to have achieved such a fantastic result in the recent BRC Audit.”

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