Bosch Packaging Technology (Stand No. 5)

Bosch Packaging Technology

The packaging side of chocolate

Chocolate is one of the most widely enjoyed foods in the world. In the recent past, chocolate consumption has grown continuously, affected by trends like need for convenience, safe food and desire for indulgence. In order to support manufactures to respond to these market trends, Bosch Packaging Technology offers a wide portfolio of processing, handling and packaging equipment for the confectionery and chocolate industry.

In today’s competitive market, chocolate manufacturers need packaging that helps them better promote their brands and meet their manufacturing efficiency goals. Therefore, it’s important to operate the right packaging technology to produce the desired packaging look, while maintaining product quality at a constantly high output.
A good example is the company Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG with its successful RITTER SPORT brand. Since 2000, Bosch has been the partner of choice for flexible machinery. The digitally controlled systems have a cantilever construction, enabling quick adaptation of the packaging process to different shapes and seals so that a variety of products can be packaged using just one machine.
Crucial to the acceptance of the Bosch solution was the high degree of system effectiveness. Klaus Hätinger, Head of Production Technology at Ritter, estimates that the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is around 98 percent which is a direct consequence of the high performance of the individual machines. Hätinger also states: “With this solution, we achieve a high level of availability with minimal investment into spare parts, which prove to be cost-effective when calculated across the individual machines.”
The Head of Production Technology adds: “We are planning to install this solution for additional production lines. It is important to us that the systems are still available in 10 to 15 years so that future solutions can be implemented – effectively, we see no alternative to Bosch.”

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