Standard-Knapp Customer Case Studies

Standard-Knapp Helps Cater For Multi-Pack Trend

Standard-Knapp Helps Cater For Multi-Pack Trend

Seafood canning company Chicken of the Sea International is among the many companies responding to the multi-pack trend sweeping the grocery aisles. New Standard-Knapp equipment has allowed Chicken of the Sea adapt to the particular pack styles required by various customers. Now the company reports that its new packaging equipment has helped increase production on the line by 50-75 percent, while reducing machine downtime significantly.  

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Global Wine Company Increases Production with New Case Packers

Packaging Line Improvements Keep Craft Brewer Focused on the Future

The Royal Wine Corporation was seeking ways to increase its bottle packaging line speed to keep up with booming demand for its wines, spirits and liqueurs. The family-owned company moved from Europe to the United States in 1948 and is recognized as the unequivocal leader in the kosher wine and beverage industry. Royal's portfolio includes nearly 60 brands, which hail from Italy, Israel, France, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Canada and the United States.

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Packaging Line Improvements Keep Craft Brewer Focused on the Future

Packaging Line Improvements Keep Craft Brewer Focused on the Future

After experiencing a higher than desirable level of bottle breakage with repurposed packaging equipment, Midwestern stalwart Boulevard Brewing Company approached Standard-Knapp to create a solution to meet its non-traditional packaging demands, which include four different bottle types, multiple packaging sizes, and no carton dividers. The packaging company responded with an innovative solution that picks the product from the infeed conveyor and gently places it into the bottom of the empty case. The company now reports virtually zero packaging breakage and has increased throughput by about 10 percent because of increased efficiency and less down time.

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New Bottle Packer Increases Speed While Reducing Glass Breakage for Distilled Spirits Maker

Reduced glass breakage

Saint Louis, Missouri-based distilled spirits manufacturer and bottler Luxco is enjoying the sweet sounds of silence since upgrading their packing line to technology that almost eliminates bottle breakage while increasing packer speed. They opted for a 939 Versatron "Soft Catch" Case Packer, manufactured by Standard-Knapp. |  Read More  |

With Innovative Bottle Packing Equipment, It's a Little Easier Being Green

Environmentally friendly bottle packing

The effort to be green – that is, reducing one's overall impact on the environment – has of late gained increasing popularity, particularly in the commercial arena. Many companies have effectively restructured their corporate headquarters, recycle their paper goods, and have reduced their use of all natural resources – not only because of legislation that requires it but because it makes good business sense. What’s more, increasing numbers of consumers are now carefully examining companies' environmental records before deciding to do business with them. The bottling industry is no different; in truth, there is tremendous pressure on bottling companies to be environmentally friendly. The prime movers are unquestionably the beverage segment, led by the bottled water industry, with the carbonated market close on its heels.  |  Read More  |

Advanced Case Packers Protect Bottles and Increase Efficiency at Jim Beam

Advanced Case Packers Protect Bottles and Increase Efficiency

When it comes to case packing machinery, few bottling operations are more demanding than at Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. The owner of the 211 year-old bourbon brand Jim Beam has grown dramatically over the past few years, from the seventh-largest to the fourth-largest spirits company in the world, by expanding its product portfolio through corporate acquisitions and introducing innovative new spirits and wine brands. With a steady stream of new brands, the case packing machinery at Jim Beam plants must handle glass bottles coming down the production line in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and textures. Standard-Knapp's 939 Versatron™ Case Packer line proved to have the advanced features required to handle the job.  |  Read More  |


Tandem Servo Case Packers Handle a Variety of Bottle Shapes and Materials with Ease

Soft-placement case packer increases productivity by 32%

Clement Pappas Company, Inc. – one of the largest private label bottlers and canners in the U.S. – needed to do something to keep up with rapidly increasing orders. This challenge was exacerbated by the extensive assortment of products – in a variety of sizes, materials, and shapes – Clement Pappas provides for its customers, resulting in a daunting task to find robust, flexible packaging machinery that would provide high line speeds and changeover versatility. The unique, versatile tandem servo case packing capabilities of Standard-Knapp's Versatron 939s proved to pack just the punch they were looking for.  |  Read More  |