A packaging solution with robotics integrated control from OMRON and B Electrical Engineering ensures scalable processes and high-quality contract manufacturing of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), such as luxury home & body care products, and confectionery.
With changing consumer needs and increasing labour scarcity, robotics technologies are a welcome addition to packaging processes. Product life cycles are getting shorter, and manufacturers are looking for more flexibility. A leading contract manufacturer Vetipak responded to these challenges with an innovative automation solution that combines the strengths of people and technology. Vetipak needed to automate the packaging process for confectionery and luxury cosmetics, whilst ensuring speed, scalability, and quality. They opted for automating three new packaging lines with industrial robotics from OMRON, implemented together with OMRON Solution Partner B Electrical Engineering.
Vetipak is a Dutch family company, established in 1997, that has since become one of the largest contract manufactures in Europe, working with major food and commodities brands. The company provides innovative and scalable solutions for leading FMCG companies designed specifically to their needs. From automating a highly complicated packaging process that would not be feasible without automation, to ensuring high output or scalability into the future, Vetipak offers its clients a complete production and packaging solution: from design and engineering through to production.
An innovative approach to contract manufacturing
Mark van der Burgt, Chief Commercial Officer at Vetipak comments: “We recently made a considerable investment to develop our facilities in the Netherlands, including a fully controlled building with temperature, air pressure and humidity control, as well as state-of-the-art automated production lines with robotics technology.”
Thanks to the updated facilities, Vetipak can serve various markets from food, confectionery, pet foods, consumer electronics to personal care products, as well as plans to expand to new markets such as life sciences and health. Ensuring safety and quality, the new facilities enable Vetipak to package a large variety of products that arrive in huge numbers. Vetipak is responsible for ensuring that these products are put in the right packages – such as retail and promotional packages, luxury gift boxes as well as special versions for seasonal promotion or duty-free zones.
Discover more on OMRON’s Robotics SolutionsContact us for more information
For applications requiring high-speed processing for machine control, safety, reliability and maintainability.
Articulated robot for machining, assembly, and material handling