Bosch Packaging Technology Endorses Innovation Leadership for the Marketing Driven Food Industry

Packaging formats and handling solutions emphasize flexibility and efficiency

Packaging technology designed to handle fragile and delicate products

Vertical and horizontal wrapping machines offer wide variety of packaging formats and sizes

Bosch Packaging Technology, a global leader in processing and packaging technology for the food industry, introduces new additions to its product portfolio at Interpack 2008 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The full line supplier will be showcasing a number of new technologies in hall 6, stand B09 to C58.

By preparing for future trends in the food industry, Bosch meets the needs of manufacturers and enables them to capitalize on consumer product demand. For example, new product categories such as premium, multicultural, and health-conscious foods are quickly changing the food market landscape. Food producers must be able to provide packaging solutions that meet these trends. Bosch offers flexible equipment that enables manufacturers to quickly adapt to shifting market trends and changing consumer preferences.

The LDM Monopacker from Sigpack Systems, a Bosch Packaging Technology Company is a delta robotics packaging system with a newly developed tray de-nester and tray vision control system. The tray de-nester offers the flexibility to process a wide variety of tray sizes and shapes while functioning with minimal change parts. The vision control system reliably recognizes numerous tray types and sizes, allowing manufacturers to implement various applications on one line.

In addition, Sigpack Systems expands their Bar Line competence by introducing a new high speed feeding wheel for fragile product handling. Developed for applications in the chocolate industry, the system handles round, long wafers that are covered in chocolate. The line is designed to handle from one to three products in the infeed chain, and offers the benefit of being able to flexibly shift between different infeed formats.

Bosch demonstrates its expertise in bag form fill and seal machines with its SVE range. The SVE 2510 QR with valve applicator CVA is a reliable modular system for vertical flow wrapping. Adjustable to a variety of packaging formats such as pillow and gusseted bags, corner sealed block-bottom bags, and Doy-style stand-up pouches, the flow wrapper offers the flexibility manufacturers need to account for quickly shifting market trends. Additionally, the modular concept requires no additional machine height and because of its short drops it is ideal for delicate products.

The SVE 1800 MR sorts biscuits, snacks and bakery products into block bottom, gusseted or pillow bags. The two lane continuous motion machine wraps up to 120 bags per minute per tube. Combined with Demaurex's Paloma toploader it delivers high speed secondary packaging for small bag sizes.

Bosch introduces the PME 4261 BN, a coffee packaging machine combined with the CCV compact case-packer for stand-up block bottom bags. The appliance offers coffee roasters a flexible solution to package coffee grounds and whole beans in vacuum packs, soft packs, or pillow pouches from 50 grams to 1 kilogram. The machine can also handle different package shapes on a single packaging line: flat or stand up package top, tin-tie, tape, or with a label as a reclosure mechanism. The PME 4261 BN achieves an output of up to 35 packs per minute, with the residual oxygen figure being less than one percent.

"Quickly changing consumer needs, such as premium packaging, multicultural, and health-conscious foods challenge manufactures in terms of flexibility and cost-efficiency," says Soren Brautigam, Director of Global Marketing for Bosch Packaging Technology. We are not just machine builders, we are long-term partners who help companies compete and grow in a crowded market space."

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 260,000 associates generated sales of 43.7 billion euros in fiscal 2006. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 300 subsidiary and regional companies in over 50 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spends more than three billion euros each year for research and development, and in 2006 applied for over 3,000 patents worldwide. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering."

The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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