18 February 2021
Packer adds 12th line in response to volume increase
HUNTAPAC, which specialises in growing, packing and distributing potatoes, carrots and other root vegetables, reported an 12% increase in volume in December with 10 million packs leaving its Lancashire factory for customers across the UK in the run-up to Christmas Day.
The fourth generation family-owned business met increased demand for its wonky carrots thanks after investing in new machinery during 2020, which included adding four new packaging machines to its end of line operation. GIC installed two of its GIC4100 vertical form fill and seal packaging machines in November 2020 as Huntapac added the 12th line to its Preston factory.
The pair of GIC4100s are fed by a Newtec weigher which delivers packs to two lanes bagging 40 packs per minute.
Will Hunter said: "Christmas 2020 was our best ever festive period, and thankfully, due to our investment over the last few years, we were able to meet the increased demand comfortably."
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