Now that Britain has tackled its first Corona Christmas, it’s a good moment to assess the ongoing effects of the disease on our industry. We’ll approach the task in properly Dickensian fashion, reflecting on COVID-19’s impacts on packagers Past, Present and Future.
Paramount Packaging Systems, the UK and Ireland’s leading supplier and distributer of Fuji’s horizontal and vertical flow wrapping machinery, recently installed a narrow back seal (inverted) machine into the facility of a leading pharmaceutical company.
It would be near impossible to find a business that hasn’t been affected by COVID-19; however; it is our healthcare system, the professionals who run it and the manufacturers that supply to it that have had to respond perhaps to the some of the biggest challenges over the last few months and are currently facing up to a particularly challenging winter period.
Initially, Trek were spending a considerable amount of hand work in loading and unloading the trays between the dryer, labelling, addition of desiccant and flow wrapping. The time this was taking was inefficient and called for a more automated solution.