Ishida Solutions supports Danish Crown China expansion
Ishida Europe has designed and installed a series of bespoke packing lines for meat producer Danish Crown and its new greenfield factory in China.
Ishida has supplied its own and ancillary equipment for the four new packaging lines, which will handle a variety of products including minced and diced pork, ribs and steaks, as well as quality control for thermoformed packs of pork.
The factory is now in operation and Ishida says it will have a capacity for 14,000 tonnes of meat to be processed and packed each year when it is up to full speed.
Nicolai Linde, senior manager projects, production and supply chain for Danish Crown, said: “We felt that Ishida offered the most relevant experience and the best solutions. Having a single point of contact helped to speed up the process. In particular, the close working relationship established between our two teams and the continuing dialogue between them ensured that any issues or problems could be discussed and quickly dealt with to keep the project on time and budget and enable us to meet our performance targets.
“In addition, the company has an office in China which ensures a fast response in terms of service support and spare parts.”
The Ishida models installed at the factory include the company’s advanced RV-214 multihead weigher, QX-1100 Twin tray sealers, DACS-G checkweighers, IX-GN x-ray inspection systems and its weigh-price-labellers. Additional equipment integrated into the lines includes dicers, slicers, batching tables, labellers and cartoners. Ishida also gave factory personnel comprehensive training on all its machines and provided a technician on-site permanently during the first months of operation.