Historically this company had been using a mixture of hand wrapping and machine wrapping using old semi-automatic turntable wrappers. The hand wrapping was time consuming and labour intensive with variations in wrap integrity due to the range of different operators doing the job. The machine wrapping was also time consuming and labour intensive. Given the nature of the high and unstable FMCG pallets with multiple SKU’s meant the semi auto turntable wrapping machines couldn’t run at high speeds for risk of the load collapsing. Using semi auto machines also meant each wrapper still required two labour units.
Grocery Distribution Company
In 2012 personnel from Universal Packaging visited a distribution centre of the largest wholesale grocery supply company in North America. The distribution warehouse was one of over 50 facilities supplying independent supermarkets, chain stores and institutions with over 95,000 different products. With over a million square foot of dry goods storage the warehouse staff understood the importance of having an effective and efficient wrapping operation. The company had chosen to install three Wulftec Dual WRTA-150 fully automatic rotary arm wrappers. These machines wrap the pallet while it remains stationary on the ground, each dual set up wrapped 2 pallets simultaneously and the health and safety features significantly reduced the dangers of turntable wrapping. Universal Packaging saw this as the ultimate solution to the requirements of our client presented this to the New Zealand grocery distribution company.
After the company had considered a range of options they decided to install Wulftec WRTA-150 fully automatic rotary arm wrappers throughout their facilities in New Zealand. This upgrade has seen a more efficient palletising line, a 40% reduction in damage costs and returns. It has also resulted in an increase in the consistency and quality of the wrap as well as a reduction in film used and the time taken to wrap a pallet. They now have 16 of these machines installed throughout New Zealand.
What Our Customers Say
I have modified that parameter which has increased the carriage speed and reduced the total cycle time by half a minute, so definitely a good result. Thanks for your help with this.
Our new stretch wrapper is performing very well. It’s amazing how well it works, we are getting a far better yield from our wrap and with the new automatic option the time to wrap each pallet has been reduced dramatically.
Today I made the decision to place an order for another pallet of stretch film from Universal Packaging after buying from another supplier for the last couple of months. The reason is very simple – we had some supply issues with the other supplier. With Universal, we can absolutely trust their service, delivery and back-up and their price is still competitive, so we’re back. All the best for you and your team – we really appreciate our partnership.
We have been testing different stretch wrap in the past and found that Universal Packaging supplies really great quality product. We wrap pallets tight and keeping them stable is very important. From great consistency in the stretch wrap to fast and responsive service, I highly recommend Universal Packaging to supply you with your wrapping requirements.
Universal Packaging’s film is excellent because the film clings to itself very well which means we don’t get tails or film unwinding off the pallet which had been an ongoing issue until now. This is very important for wrapping pallets in our dusty environment.
Universal has super service and we like the quality of the product because it helps us with production efficiencies.
You guys are great, fantastic service, next day delivery always. The Customer Service team seems to know who we are each time we ring up.
Universal Packaging has been supplying us with all of our stretch wrapping consumables for the last 4 years. Our experience in working with Universal Packaging is a very positive one. We have found them to be very pleasant in their approach and value the professional business relationship we have grown over those years.