The company has installed a FR 200 horizontal flow wrapper to replace its L-Sealer to increase output for orders at its production facility in Nottingham, UK.
Gourmet Chocolate Pizza Co. normally recruits extra staff over the festive season to keep up with demand but the machine has doubled its work capacity.
Helen Ellis, founder, Gourmet Chocolate Pizza Co. said its priority was faster throughput and ease of use.
“I’m very pleased with the performance of the equipment and we’re not even using it to its full capacity yet. The machine gives us exactly what we wanted – a faster process to market, protection of our products and staff savings in the run-up to Christmas this year,” she said.
The compact machine also utilises the limited space at the facility thanks the flow wrapper’s cantilever construction with easy access for sanitation and it meets strict standards for cleanliness and hygiene.
The company produces novelty gifts in chocolate for the retail and corporate sector, with a variety of flavors and sizes using Belgian ingredients and has seen a growing demand for its products of late.
The machine seals film on a range of chocolate pizzas, slices and popcorn bars at 30 items per minute and the products are presented in authentic pizza boxes, available online, in department stores, small independent shops and online retailers.