This month, the contract manufacturer SternMaid commissioned a third sachet line for powdered foods and food supplements that will enable it to respond even more flexibly to customers’ requests and changing market conditions. On this new line, three single-portion sachets can be filled simultaneously.
As SternMaid’s commercial manager Mark Riemer explains: “Convenience is becoming more and more important. A ready-portioned product – quick and easy to consume even away from home – offers potential buyers considerable extra value. Since demand for the practical single-portion sachets is increasing all the time on the part of our customers and also retail consumers, we decided to install a third sachet line. It will be used for filling dry beverage bases or food supplements like vitamin and mineral mixtures, for example.”
The new triplex line will greatly increase the contract manufacturer’s capacity for filling three and four-sided sealed sachets. It has been installed in Plant 2, which was built specially for retail products at the company’s site in Wittenburg. Like the two existing duplex lines, the new line will run very quietly. Preparations for this were already made at the project planning stage, in close collaboration with the installation engineers. Moreover, in the interests of sound-optimized working conditions, the filling and packaging sections of the line were separated structurally. This is part of the company’s overall strategy for ensuring optimum safety and noise protection at the workplace. SternMaid is planning further investments before the end of the year, including installation of a new line for filling cans and sealing them with a cardboard base.