Spreads Upgrade

Client: Confidential
Location: Southeastern U.S.

Summary

Our team designed, planned and oversaw the reconfiguration of more than 50,000 square feet of packaging area to better accommodate a client’s sold-out business. The project scope included incorporating new and existing equipment, including fillers, cappers, labelers, sleevers, traypackers, inspection systems and conveyors. The project used modeling and simulation to optimize layouts.

Services

  • Preliminary engineering
  • Detailed design
  • Procurement
  • Construction
  • Commissioning

Features

Project successes included:

  • Replaced 90 percent of packaging equipment in place with minimal production impact to client’s existing operations
  • Increased packaging capacity by 20 percent — improved both reliability and rate
  • Met schedule and budget requirements while executing this challenging project in an operating plant with limited space
  • Analyzed, specified, bid and purchased $15 million of equipment in six weeks
  • Managed 12 shutdowns without startup incident
  • Completed project with no recordable injuries
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