Over the past 12 months Hovis, which delivers around 1.3m loaves of bread every day throughout the UK and Ireland, has invested in 19 Select Bag Sealers machines. This means that the business is now running 45 Flexi-Plus bag sealers after committing last year to a renewal program that saw 25% of its machines replaced by the end of summer 2018.
One of the best-known bakery brands in the UK, Hovis has supplied consumers with its popular products for over 130 years, and currently employs around 3,000 members of staff across its flour mill, three regional distribution centres and eight bakeries across the country.
Simple to operate and maintain, Select Bag Sealers’ state of the art fully-automated Flexi-Plus bagsealer is the bag sealing machine of choice for food processors across the globe, with a maximum sealing speed of up to 70 packs per minute.
Richard Hobson, Select Bag Sealers’ Managing Director, comments: “As a market leader in bag sealing technology, we’re pleased to be able to help Hovis maintain its commitment to quality. Our Flexi-Plus bagsealers are proven to help minimise downtime and deliver genuine cost efficiencies due to their reliability and low maintenance, and they also benefit from one of the easiest to use operator interfaces available for system diagnostics and machine running status.
“Hovis not only takes advantage of Select Bag Sealers’ extensive technical help, but also one of our service contracts. This includes proactive preventative maintenance programmes for our bag sealing machines, which can be tailored to any and all organisation and production schedules, as well as on-site service engineer support.”
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“The Flexi-sealer has proven to be operator friendly, easily maintainable and reliable. With the adjustable height function it produces a high quality consistent seal to a variety of products within our bread range. Select Bag Sealers have given excellent technical support and after sales service to a very successful installation.”
Tommy McIlroy, Engineering Manager, Hovis