Brunberg Oy was looking for a new solution for packaging its chocolate marshmallow kisses into cartons. The future cartoner was to be highly efficient, yet flexible enough to respond quickly to changes in packaging style and/or product.
Finnish family business since 1871
Brunberg Oy is a family business steeped in tradition, and since 1871 has been producing the finest sweet specialties from its home in Porvoo, around 50 kilometers from Helsinki. In addition to chocolate, toffee, licorice and jelly sweets, Brunberg is especially well known for its truffles and chocolate marshmallow kisses. Brunberg has stood for excellent quality for almost 150 years and the family business relies on a mixture of high-quality ingredients and traditional craftsmanship, paired with modern production technology.
Compact, efficient and reliable secondary packaging wanted
The future cartoner was to be highly efficient, yet flexible enough to respond quickly to changes in packaging style and/or product. Other important criteria were related to user-friendliness: an intuitive HMI, fast format changes and cleaning, as well as ease of operation. Due to limited space available in the production hall, the new cartoner also needed to be very compact. The choice was the Sigpack TTM1 from Bosch Packaging Technology.
The overall design of the Sigpack TTM1 was the winner
The TTM1 is an integrated topload cartoner that reliably forms, loads and closes a wide variety of carton formats. The patented format change concept enables quick product and pack style changes. A single operator can change the format in a short period of time. Restarting does not require any readjustment and the TTM1 produces quality from the very first carton – a design that meets Brunberg’s high standards.
“In order to meet our quality requirements, we produce our goods using modern technology. Naturally, the machine must meet our high expectations, but a reliable partner is just as important to us. Quality also comes from close cooperation, and we feel we are in good hands with Bosch,” explains Katarina Enholm, General Manager at Brunberg Oy.
Traditional chocolate marshmallow kisses in two carton formats
The Sigpack TTM1 connects seamlessly to the upstream processes of the chocolate marshmallow kisses. The delicate products are carefully wrapped in metal foil on the two diefold machines, merged onto one conveyor and then cartoned by the Sigpack TTM1.
“We produce and pack the chocolate marshmallow kisses on one line. This means that we pay special attention to high reliability, uptime and simple operation of the machines in order to keep downtimes as low as possible. The overall design of the Sigpack TTM1 won us over,” confirms Mauri Niemelä, Technical Manager of the project at Brunberg Oy.
Brunberg currently produces chocolate marshmallow kisses in various flavors, which are packaged in two carton formats. At an output of 200 products per minute, six chocolate marshmallow kisses, three pieces in two rows, are packed in a small retail carton. The second format is a large display carton with a total of 25 chocolate marshmallow kisses, five pieces in five rows.
Details about the TTM portfolio: https://www.boschpackaging.com/en/ttm/toploader/start.html
With the Sigpack TTM1, the company can easily improve performance and introduce new pack styles in the future. “Our core competencies are consulting and project management, as well as the development of integrated solutions for any project size,” says Michael Haas, Area Sales Manager at Bosch Packaging Technology. “We are pleased to offer Brunberg the optimal solution for product handling and cartoning, alongside comprehensive on-site support through our agent Kafeko.”
Reliable on-site service
The service team of Bosch agent Kafeko also offers comprehensive on-site support in Finland. “We very much appreciate that Kafeko is represented locally through a team of specialists and helps us quickly if there are any technical problems,” Niemelä concludes.
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