Schur is an international team of 15 companies, offering packaging, packaging machines, packaging systems, and knowhow. SchurStar Systems operates out of Flensburg, Germany, Carlsbad, USA and Melbourne, Australia. We take advantage of the knowhow of the entire Schur group to offer the best possible flexible packaging solution to our customers.
Increased capacity requirements called for simplification
When introduced to the SchurStar Concept, Sabarot Wassner became aware of the many advantages of employing the SchurStar Concept for packing their large range of cereals, pulses, seeds, and dried mushrooms. In connection with a comprehensive plant enlargement to meet increased capacity requirements, Sabarot Wassner had decided to streamline the production process by removing packing complexity. Additionally, their 200th anniversary in 2019 would be an excellent opportunity to upgrade the packaging solution. The SchurStar Concept met all their expectations.
Success through generations
Sabarot Wassner was established back in the 19th century and initially their success was based on the famous Le Puy green lentil. Over the years, the range has been extended considerably with produce deriving from the natural richness of the Haute-Loire region. By continuously matching the preferences of the consumer, Sabarot Wassner has gained international recognition.
Eye-catching packaging solutions
The range of product varieties and sizes, organic as well as conventional, is comprehensive. To meet the demands from this very segmented market with small batch runs was no issue, when employing the SchurStar Concept. The easy changeover not only between products, but also between bag designs, bag sizes and bag constructions made it the optimal solution; it takes only a few minutes and requires no additional tooling. A further incentive to go for the SchurStar Concept was the opportunity to strengthen the market position by updating the packs to offer an eye-catching profile at POS. The selected solution is a SchurStar Stand-up bag with a zipper for re-closability – offering the consumer the vital convenience in everyday use and facilitate safe storage, to avoid food waste.
Perfect synchronicity with the SchurStar Concept
“On the occasion of our 200th anniversary we decided to streamline our production process and to upgrade our packaging and perfect unity was created when we were introduced to the SchurStar Concept”, said Thomas Morin, Industrial Director at Sabarot Wassner. “Not only did we simplify the packing process by introducing pre-made bags, we also increased production capacity, we reduced manning and last, but not least: We have updated and sophisticated the packaging solution for two of our brands with more to come. We are happy, excited and cannot wait to bring the new packs on the market.”
The SchurStar Concept is applied for all product types
The SchurStar Concept is applied worldwide by more than 500 companies. Applications comprise any type of product, from fresh produce to frozen food, liquids to confectionery and toys to hygiene, technical and fertilizer products. All are packed in bag constructions that offer high convenience in every step of the cycle – from the producer, to the retailer and to the consumer.