Kingsway Confectionery, a family-owned company, has strengthened its position as a confectionery packaging company in Australia through its longstanding partnership with TNA solutions. In its latest facility upgrade, TNA’s integrated packaging solution has allowed Kingsway Confectionery to increase production capacity by 50% to meet the demands of its expanding customer base.
To remain competitive in the confectionery market, Kingsway Confectionery was seeking machinery that could enhance both performance and speed. Seeking a solution that could support a wide range of bag sizes, cater to its diverse customer base and provide a strong return on investment, the company integrated a third tna robag VFFS packaging system into its production line.
The robag allowed Kingsway Confectionery to efficiently package any type of snack or food application. Raymond Wicks, General Manager of Kingsway Confectionery, attested to the significant impact of the integration: “Adding a third robag machine increased our capacity by 50%. We went from 40 – 59 bpm to 80 – 100 bpm for bag sizes spanning anywhere from 30 to 400 grams.”
In addition to improving speed and efficiency, the tna robag fit into operations as a complete solution. Integration with the tna intelli-weigh alpha provided an accurate weighing solution and enhanced flexibility for rapid product changeovers.
Beyond enhanced packaging capabilities, Kingsway Confectionery also highlighted the importance of timely technical support and spare parts. TNA’s technical support team and the availability of necessary parts enabled Kingsway Confectionery to minimise downtime and maintain operational excellence.
“Over the last 14 years, we wouldn’t have had a machine down for longer than a day due to TNA’s team helping us,” added Raymond. The proximity of TNA’s factory in Melbourne further facilitated swift access to spare parts, streamlining maintenance and support.
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