Eagle eyed television viewers may have seen some T. Freemantle Ltd equipment in use on the BBC TV show Inside the Factory presented by Gregg Wallace. The programme showed the Park Cakes manufacturing site where the Marks and Spencer Christmas cakes are produced. The machine was one of our cartoning machines which are well used throughout the bakery and wider food industry due to their simple and flexible design. We will keep an eye out for more of our machines during the rest of the series.
30 Second Size Change
Fastest and the best!
It is about time we started singing the praises of one of our smallest machines the Continuous Two Flap Sealer. This machine has amazing flexibility and can be adjusted from one size to another in just 30 SECONDS! (Visit our youtube channel for a demo video showing this amazing 30 second size change) The machine will deliver perfect results immediately with no need for any further adjustments. The machine is mainly stainless steel and if fitted with the world leading Nordson glue unit.
Gold&Green Install Freemantle Sleever
Revolutionary new plant protein foods
T. Freemantle Ltd are proud to be the chosen partner to supply Sleeving machinery to Finnish food company Gold&Green Foods. Gold&Green produce a revolutionary new plant protein food made from oats and beans. This exciting new development has seen sales grow quickly resulting in the need to invest in a machine to help meet the growing demand. The machine installed is a Freemantle Auto Preglued Sleever which is simple and flexible and ensures that the sleeve position is extremely accurate and with guaranteed excellent quality sleeve finish.
125/min Wraparound Sleevers Installed
Tine Dairy take delivery of Three machines
TINE SA is Norway's largest producer, distributor and exporter of dairy products with 11,400 members (owners) and 9,000 cooperative farms. T. Freemantle Ltd are pleased to report on the delivery of three high speed wraparound sleeving machines to the Norwegian factory. These machines are in addition to two machines previously supplied to the site. The machines all operate on two product variants at speeds up to 125 packs per minute and can be adjusted from size to size in just two minutes. A video of this machine can be seen on our YouTube channel.
Montezuma's Choose Freemantle
Cartoner for chocolate tablet
Proud to be British! a sentiment shared by T. Freemantle Ltd and Montezuma's Chocolates when they worked together to deliver the project to change from Montezuma's manually packed tuck end cartons to an automated cartoning system. Montezuma's Chocolates based in West Sussex are manufacturers of the finest quality innovative British Chocolate which include some unique flavour combinations such as Black Forest, Apple Crumble and Spotted Dick. The cartoner offered the required quality of finished packs and increased throughput while being compact in footprint and simple and easy to operate. The change from tuck to glue end cartons with the Cartoning equipment delivered some great efficiency with increased packing speed, reduced labour and at the same time ensured the packs are tamper evident without the need for application of self adhesive tape.
Wraparound Sleever for NEW High Veg
T. Freemantle Ltd wrap it up!
T. Freemantle Ltd are proud to be selected to supply Sleeving machinery to pack two new Batchelors products. High Veg and High Protein are two new potted heat and serve products wrapped within a high quality wraparound sleeve. The machinery supplied can run both twin stacked pot and single pot variants with a size change of just a few minutes. Why not visit our youtube channel to see the machine in action.
Cartoner Supplied for New Pack Style
Innovation through Simplicity
T. Freemantle Ltd are proud to have been selected to supply machinery to one of Finland's leading food manufacturers, Atria. The innovative new pack design runs on one of T. Freemantle's cartoning machines which needed only minor modifications to run this special pack style. This is a further demonstration of how the simple and flexible design of the machines can be easily adapted to offer innovative solutions to food producers.
Auto Cartoner Installed
Verstegen Multipack Solution
Founded in 1886 Verstegen is active within every segment of the food industry, food service, fresh distribution, retail and consumer products. When Verstegen needed a simple and cleverly designed cartoning machine to pack their special 5 pack sauces the turned to T. Freemantle Ltd for the solution. The machine is built around a standard end load cartoning machine adapted to run the special display type carton design.
The machine is capable of running three and five pack cartons with either one or a variety of flavours in each carton.
T. Freemantle Ltd are a Fisherman's Friend
Famous brand installs second machine
T. Freemantle Ltd are pleased to have supplied a second machine to pack the famous Fisherman's Friends. The machine is built to meet a strict hygienic design specification and uses only the finest materials and components to deliver a machine that meets the highest of expectations for such a quality brand. The machine runs three different sizes of carton and will work alongside a previous machine which has been operating in the factory for some years.
IP65 Top Load Line SOLD
Sold Before the Show
T. Freemantle Ltd are pleased to announce that the next generation IP65 Top Load Cartoner due for launch at the up coming PPMA Total Show has already been sold to an major UK food company. The next generation IP65 rated machine has attracted interest from a number of frozen food manufacturers since being mentioned in various trade publications ahead of the exhibition. Tony Freemantle commented, "We are excited to show this machinery at the show and even more so knowing that as soon as the show is over it will be delivered to a good customer of ours".
Gulfood Manufacturing Dubai
Look out for us at PPMA Total and Gulfood
Here at T. Freemantle Ltd we are always happy for potential clients to inspect our machinery first hand. We believe the best way for you to compare our market leading machines directly with others available on the market is at major trade shows. We will be showing machinery at the PPMA Total Show in Birmingham UK at the end of September 2016 and at Gulfood Manufacturing Dubai at the beginning of November 2016. Why not take the opportunity to see why these machine lead the market. See you there!
IP65 Top Load Line
Launching at PPMA TOTAL
T. Freemantle Ltd machines are designed and built to a set of hygienic design principles that make the machines suitable for almost every food manufacturing environment.
The latest generation of machines are built to be fully IP65 Rated. Among these is the recently upgraded IP65 Top Load Cartoner that will be on show at this year’s PPMA Show. Top loading machinery is often used to pack raw or unwrapped food products and are frequently situated in the high care area of the food factory. The ability to fully wash these machines is yet another industry first from T. Freemantle Ltd.
Header Card Applicator Installation
Quality look and feel for clear pouches
Another one of our Header Card machines installed to pack the fabulous Jane Plan weight loss ready meals. This is a perfect example of how the application of a header card lifts the quality look and feel of a pouch product. The high end combination of header card and clear film pouch gives excellent graphic opportunities with perfect product visibility and also cuts cost compared to printed pouches. The header card size and shape can also be adjusted to offer a point of difference on shelf.
Factory 2 Open for Business
High Speed Cartoning
T. Freemantle Ltd are please to announce the recent addition of Factory 2 which has been opened to help the company meet the increasing demand for their High Speed Cartoning systems. The company now offers machines capable of speeds up to 160 per minute with further developments already in place to meet even faster demands. Recent installations of machines running at speeds up to 150 cartons per minute include a machines to pack high quality cookies and flow wrapped snack foods. For more information or to arrange a visit contact our sales team.
Another Pukka Installation
The Famous Pukka Herb Tea
We are pleased to report on a further three machine installations to pack the famous and fabulous Pukka Herb Teas. Equipment including carton erectors and closers have been installed running the very highest quality packaging to meet exacting standards in order to maintain the quality brand image associated with Pukka Herbs. We also love the Teas!
Premium Popcorn Header Card Machine
T. Freemantle Ltd supply Joe & Seph's
T. Freemantle Ltd are proud to report on their installation of a Header Card Applicator with the premium popcorn maker Joe & Seph’s. Joe & Seph's are a family business with a mission to produce the best tasting popcorn in the world. They produce a range of over 40 flavours of gourmet popcorn, and with a total of 15 Great Taste Awards to their name, the equipment required to apply header cards could only be the very best performance to ensure maintenance of the premium feel of the product. T. Freemantle Ltd were able to meet the stringent demands of this exacting client. The cards are attached with peelable adhesive applied with a Nordson glue applicator to ensure accurate and efficient glue application.
Market Leading Innovation
Five sided sleeve and stand up feature
T. Freemantle Ltd can now offer a new Five Panel sleeve on their market leading patented Preglued Sleever. The machine can run a wide range a five panel sleeves as shown which offer an extra artwork panel and the ability to securely stand the pack on end for display purposes. This sleeve can be manufactured with a tapered end for an attractive on shelf point of difference or with a square end to offer a superior stand up feature for portrait shelf display purposes.
Flexibility takes the biscuit
Cartoner flexibility secures another valuable order. The simple and flexible design of our Semi Cartoner means that it can be adapted to run a huge range of different carton sizes when required. This huge Highland Speciality shortbread box is a giant 1 kilo in weight and measures 440mm x 315mm. With only small modifications it is up and running on one of our cartoning machines and off to join the fleet of other T. Freemantle Ltd machines already in use with this valued client.
New Orders for a New Year
Financial year off with a bang
Straight off the back of a fantastic 14/15 result, T. Freemantle Ltd are enjoying a great start to the new financial year with an excellent April order intake. All new contracts secured this month are from our existing UK clients, showing that our commitment to simple, robust and reliable equipment coupled with an excellent customer service remains the best sales tool there is. In contrast we are also delivering two new Auto Cartoning Lines in the Middle East with new clients as a result of our growing reputation overseas. If you find yourself on a flight Etihad Airways then make sure you try one of the Monty's Hot Box packed on our machines. With a good range of overseas trade shows already booked, we are set for another great year.
Auto Cartoner Meets Flexible Demand
Multifunction Infeed System
Auto Cartoner with multifunction infeed system meets the flexible demands from two production lines. Once again the simple and flexible design of the T. Freemantle Ltd cartoning equipment has helped facilitate a solution to a complex problem. With two different infeed systems fitted to the same standard cartoner, the machine is capable of two very different automatic applications. One a high speed single product application and the other a slower multi pack application. Both products are different shapes and sizes but easily handled by the cartoner at speeds up to 120 packs per minute.
Thorntons Hat Trick
A third cartoner installed
Thorntons have supplied the UK with its best loved chocolates for over 100 years. This leading manufacturer and trusted name offer the very best quality products within the finest quality packaging. The Easter favourite, Harry Hopalot, is packed on machinery provided by T. Freemantle Ltd. The machinery is built with special consideration given to the quality and perfect finish of the final pack. The machines are designed to be easily adjusted between sizes and are fitted with the very best world leading components to ensure a reliable and repeatable performance.
"To be awarded such prestigious contract by a household name company like Thorntons is a real feather in our cap.” says Richard Kitchen CSO at T. Freemantle Ltd, “To be awarded three such contracts shows that our commitment to simple quality machinery and excellent after sales service remains a good recipe for success."
Wraparound Sleever for Quorn
Simple and super fast size change secures contract
T. Freemantle Ltd are pleased to report on their latest completion of a Wraparound Sleever to pack Quorn products in a distinctive sleeve design with a cut-out front for product display. The Wraparound machine is running two different sizes of tray and sleeve containing a number of product variants. The machines simple design and easy to understand setup and operation means that it can be easily adjusted between sizes in just 5-10 minutes. The simple and accurate size change also means that wasted sleeves during setup is reduced to an absolute minimum with most adjustments being pre-set fixed reference points making the size change a simple and unskilled operation.
The machine requires no change parts and can run at speeds up to 100 per minute. The main features include a mainly stainless steel construction with the world leading Nordson Glue applicator as standard. The machine also incorporates an automatic inline transfer and a simple pack squaring mechanism to ensure that the sleeves are glued neatly and securely every time.
Local success for Global company
Home town installations
With most of our business coming from our key customers along the length and breadth of the UK and around the globe, we are used to travelling some distances to our clients. It is a welcome surprise to have two new installations located right here in our home town of Scunthorpe! Even more amazing is that both these installations with two different companies are on the very same industrial estate to us.
One machine is a Semi Cartoner to an existing customer based just three doors away from our Scunthorpe factory. The other a fully automatic Preglued Sleever which is just a few hundred yards away. Lets hope it is a sign that the local economy is on the up!
Another Pukka Installation
Tea Carton Closer Delivered
The recent growth of the speciality tea market has resulted in many of the UK's specialist blenders investing in new equipment specifically designed for individually wrapped tea bags. The outer packaging is designed to be tamper evident with a re close feature. This additional feature requires the cartons to be glued and folded accurately to give a quality and consistent look and performance. T. Freemantle Ltd have recently supplied a further three of these simple end of line glue closing machines to one of the UK's leading speciality tea blenders. See our youtube channel to see a video of the machine in action.
Success in Dubai
Orders secured on the stand
Another brilliant showing for T. Freemantle Ltd at the Gulfood Manufacturing trade fair with several orders agreed on the stand. Once again the appetite for simple, robust and reliable British manufactured machinery was abundantly evident. Richard Kitchen CSO of T. Freemantle Ltd commented on the week's success, "It is great to get our machines in front of so many small to medium sized company owner operators. These types of clients are looking for simple quality equipment that is flexible and able to grow with their businesses. They understand the need for machinery that will deliver and represents excellent value for money." With many existing installations across the middle east T. Freemantle Ltd machines have already built an excellent reputation in the market for simplicity and reliability.
See us at Gulfood Dubai
Auto Cartoner on show Stand SE30
Visit us at this years Gulfood Manufacturing show in Dubai. We are exhibiting a Fully Automatic Cartoner with a Bomb Door Loader transfer for packing a wide range of products such as bags, pouches or flow wrapped food products. Perfect for bagged Frozen Foods such as Chicken nuggets or powders and pulses. Stand SE30
New Cascade Loader
Sachets, bags, flow wraps and pouches handled
T. Freemantle Limited are pleased to report on their recent development of a high speed servo driven cascade loader for collating and loading a wide range of products into our fully automatic cartoner. Capable of running speeds of up to 100 per minute, the simple and flexible system will load single packs or collate and load multiple pack counts of a range of rigid and flexible products. Keep an eye on our Youtube Channel for a demonstration video.
Rib Box Cartoner Installed
Ready Foods get Packing
Ready Foods based in Caernarfon are part of the globally recognised Meadow Vale Foods Group. Ready Foods specialise in both retail and wholesale supply of a range of quality meat and poultry products. In order to meet the demands for their new range of high quality retail products including BBQ Rib Racks and Lamb Shanks, they have installed a Freemantle cartoner. The Freemantle machine while having a compact footprint was capable of running the extra large rib box with only minor adjustments. The simple and fast size change coupled with the hygienic build design made the Freemantle machine perfect choice for the application.
T. Freemantle Ltd Expand Production Capacity
2014 Growth Plan in Action
T. Freemantle Limited have expanded their build capacity with the introduction of a dedicated assembly shop for their range of standard cartoning and sleeving machines. The facility will allow the company to expand its production to meet the demands of their growing order book. Tony Freemantle CEO commented, "Our capacity has been stretched over the last 12-18 months and this new facility will allow us to offer shorter lead times and even greater focus on our standard range of machines. Our standard kit is well known to be the UK market leader and we need to expand to meet demand".
US Sleever Installation
Naturally Potatoes install Sleever
After a long search for a machine perfectly suited to their sleeving application, Naturally Potatoes out of Maine in the US settled on the Eco Sleever supplied by T. Freemantle Ltd in partnership with Kliklok Corp, Dacatur, Georgia. The machine is supplied and supported by Kliklok in the US and complements their US Market Leading range of cartoning solutions. The Eco Sleever machine offers a perfect mix of simplicity and flexibility making it the ideal choice for medium throughput sleeving applications.
Running Costs Reduced
T. Freemantle offer lowest cost of ownership
The standard Semi Cartoner from T. Freemantle Ltd remains the first choice for a growing number of UK Blue Chip companies looking for a simple and robust machine with the lowest possible running costs. The flexible design of the Freemantle machine means it can meet a wide range of applications without the need for change parts or complicated resetting. New products can be brought on stream with no further equipment cost.
The construction of the machine is mainly Stainless Steel and Aluminium and only the very best components are selected to delivery reliable and repeatable performance. Selection of components is a key consideration and only easily accessible standard off the shelf components are used. By using easily accessible parts, it further reduces parts cost but more importantly down time as the vast majority of parts can be sourced locally anywhere in the UK.
Day to day these machines have proven to offer the simplest and fastest size change and the easily accessible design reduces cleaning and maintenance times to an absolute minimum.
Visit our showroom and see these cost cutting innovations for yourself.
Two more for Tulip
Cartoning Equipment Installed
T. Freemantle Limited are pleased to report the installation of two further cartoners with the UK's leading pork producer, Tulip Ltd. The machines pack a range of ready to cook meat products for the major retailers. These latest installations follow on from successful installations at other Tulip sites across the UK. The simple and robust build of the Freemantle machines mean they are perfectly suited to the requirements offering an easy clean design and a simple and fast size change.
Kerry Foods Installation
Preglued Sleever for New Product Launch
T. Freemantle Ltd are proud to be chosen by Kerry Foods to provide the sleeving machinery to pack the newly launched range of premium sausages under the famous Mattesons and Wall's brand. The Auto Preglued Sleever runs a range of high quality centrally positioned band sleeves on film sealed tray packs. The machine incorporates a fully automatic in line transfer system to accept the packs directly from the upstream equipment and can operate at a speed of up to 100 packs per minute.
Food Union Install Freemantle Cartoner
Premium Ice Cream Packed
T. Freemantle Ltd have just completed the a fully automatic cartoner for the Latvian premium ice cream maker Food Union. The machine runs a range of three product sizes in single and 6 pack multi pack formats all with an innovative easy open carton design. The machine can run up to 120 per minute on single packs and can be changed from size to size easily with a simple and fast change over.
Kraft Foods multiple order.
Four new cartoners for Kraft
T. Freemantle Limited are very proud to announce that they have secured a contract to supply four new Auto Cartoners to Kraft Foods. The latest contracts come on the back of our other successful installations and the continued support delivered to Kraft.
Campbells Shortbread Install Cartoner
Another addition to the Freemantle fleet
The world famous Campbells Shortbread is Scotland's oldest bakery business est in 1830. Campbells now operate a fleet of Freemantle cartoning machinery from their site in Callander, Perthshire. We are very pleased to continue to serve this fine business with the latest installation of a further Semi Auto cartoner. The machine will pack a wide range of the famous all butter shortbread products in some of the very highest quality cartons.
Wedge Carton Machine Installed
T. Freemantle Ltd pack Stilton Cheese
In order to help Long Clawson Dairy meet the high demand for their premium Stilton cheese wedges, they have installed a specially modified cartoner from T. Freemantle Limited. The whole project was completed within a very tight time scale and involved working together with the client to make modified machine and packaging that worked perfectly together. The machine installation replaced a difficult tuck in closure with the preferred tamper evident glue seal applied by a Nordson system.
UK's Leader installs Freemantle
Red House Foods - Gluten Free
Red House Foods are the UK's leading dedicated 'Gluten free' frozen food producer. They produce high quality, great tasting, frozen food from a guaranteed gluten-free facility in the heart of Wiltshire. In order to meet the growing demand for their range of products including pizza, pasta dishes and a range of breaded fish and chicken products, they have installed a Compact Semi Cartoner form T. Freemantle Ltd. The machine offers a very compact footprint coupled with the capability to run a wide range of carton sizes. The machine will operate at speeds up to 60 per minute and incorporates world leading components such as Nordson glue applicator and Festo pneumatics.
TSC Foods Install Freemantle
Header Card Applicator
T. Freemantle Ltd are pleased to report the completion of a Header Card applicator machine for the locally based TSC Foods. TSC Foods are one of the UK's leading soup and sauce manufacturers in the UK and have over the last two decades offered solutions for Food Service, Retail and B2B partners.
Today, its portfolio has expanded to consist of a wide range of products including risottos, prepared cooked vegetables, dips, dressings, gravies, marinades, recipe dish, sous vide meats, couscous, fresh pickles & chutneys, sweet sauces and compotes.
Sold off the Stand
GulFood Show Shines
After an amazing show at this years Gulfood show in Dubai the team were pleasantly surprised to see the return of some new friends on the last day of the show. It turned out that the guys were so impressed with the machinery they had seen demonstrated on the T. Freemantle Ltd stand that they wanted to complete a deal there and then to purchase the show machine. After a swift round of negotiation the deal was agreed and the machine was sold. The machine is now on its way to North Africa to spread the Freemantle name ever further around the globe.
Bakkavor install another Freementle
Semi Cartoner for Laurens
Bakkavor remain one of T. Freemantle's best customers with the installation of a further cartoner at their Newark site previously known as Laurens. The machine has been installed on their Choux Bun line which replaces an old Freemantle machine installed over a decade ago. The machine was the natural choice due to the machine design which means it is more suitable to high window cartons than competitor equipment. The machine is capable of running a wide range of carton sizes with no change parts, another advantage for Bakkavor.
Norbert Dentressangle choose T Freemantle Ltd
Top Load Cartoner saves labour
T. Freemantle Limited are pleased to report their recent installation of a Top Load Cartoner with another world leading company. Norbert Dentressangle had a requirement within one of their chilled co packing plants for a large size top load carton erector. They awarded T. Freemantle Ltd the contract to supply the machinery along with conveyors and packing stations which offered the required flexibility for them to meet their ever changing customer requirements. The machine utilises the world leading Nordson glue application equipment and is manufactured from mainly stainless steel to meet the high sanitary requirements of ND.
Tetra Brick Multipack Cartoner
Mulrines Install Freemantle
T. Freemantle Limited are proud to be chosen by Mulrines to deliver a Tetra Brick multi pack cartoning solution. The machine accepts Tetra brick drinks cartons at a rate of 136 per minute and collates them into the required collation before packing them into printed corrugated cartons. The machine is capable of both 2, 3, 4 and 6 pack collations and uses a servo motor to offer fast and reliable operation.
Our brilliant agent on for Hat-trick month
We are pleased to report another two of our cartoners on their way to the Baltic region this month. We have to say a big thanks to our brilliant agent for his hard work. One of the machines will be packing Norwegian fish fillets in Estonia. Both machines are Semi Automatic Cartoners and are installed and supported locally by our agent and their team of skilled engineers.
Just one more for the Hat-trick!
Aussie Wallaby chooses T. Freemantle Ltd
Two Flap Sealer
T. Freemantle Ltd can report on their latest overseas installation which sees one of their carton sealing machines making its way half way around the world. The Two Flap Sealer machine will be packing a typically Australian `Wallaby’ branded flour product as well as 3 other various cartons sizes demonstrating the flexibility and adaptability of this small simple machine. This machine is supplied direct to our customers, agents and distributors as a mail-order plug and play item and is simple and quick to install. The machine is supplied fully set and tested before being bolted to the pallet and wrapped for shipping. This has proved to offer a simple, quick and cost effective solution which needs no special skills or equipment to install or maintain.
This machine has clocked up many hundreds of installations over the years and it still remains one of the most cost effective machines of its type available. The versatility and ease of use make this an ideal first step into automation for many small to medium sized production requirements. The machines are available from stock held at our UK manufacturing site and can normally be shipped ready to run within ten days. This latest delivery demonstrates the flexibility of the machine by running various sizes, from a large 2.4kilo bread mix kits carton down to a small 125g bread Improver box.
T. Freemantle offer a Premier Solution
Sharwood's Wrap Kits
T. Freemantle Ltd have supplied a second cartoner to Premier Brands to carton their Sharwood's Wrap Kits. The machine was supplied on a quick delivery to provide a solution to meet a demanding product launch. The success of this project is further confirmation of why the UK's leading food companies continue to select Freemantle as their partner of choice.
T. Freemantle develop new machine.
Point of difference automated.
T. Freemantle Limited are proud to announce that they have successfully partnered with one of the UK's largest food groups to develop machinery to automate a unique pack design. The registered design is now on shelf with one of the UK's leading retailers. The development process has been assisted by the pack designer, packaging producer and the T. Freemantle engineers to provide a solution to offer a simple, effective and automated alternative to a hand erect pillow pack style.
The machinery can accommodate a wide range of sizes and is capable of running a single portion pack through to a full rack of ribs.
Easter comes early
Big brand names cartoned by Freemantle
T. Freemantle Limited have recently installed a cartoner to pack more big brand names including Toy Story and ZingZillas Easter eggs. The machine is a semi automatic end load cartoner and is flexible enough to run a wide range of sizes and carton designs. Installed in the UK, this machine has once again been selected over our competitor equipment due to its simplicity, flexibility and superior build quality.
Nivea Display Tray
Another top brand for Freemantle
T. Freemantle Limited have been chosen to provide machinery for another top brand name. For Nivea, Pack presentation is all important and such premium products it is essential to choose machinery that can maintain the required standard. The machinery supplied By T. Freemantle Limited can erect trays at a rate of up to 30 per minute and is fitted with the very best Nordson glue application equipment to offer reliable and economical operation.
T. Freemantle Ltd Clean Up
John Dale Ltd is a long established manufacturer of wipes and tissues and has been a customer of T. Freemantle Limited for 2 decades. This week has further strengthened our long term relationship when John Dale bought two cartoners within 7 days of each other for their Kleenex facial wipe product. Thanks to John Dale Ltd for their valued business over the last 20 years.
Another Greencore installation
Preglued Sleever sweeps the board.
We would like to say a big thank you to Greencore for their continued custom. We have supplied a Preglued Sleever to another of their group sites packing premium high quality sleeved ready meals.
That makes a total of 10 machines supplied to Greencore so far this year so thanks again!
Kappa Antipasti take their 3rd sleever
The German speciality antipasti producer Kappa have recently taken delivery of their 3rd auto preglued sleever from T. Freemantle Limited. The machine runs a variety of sleeve designs and tray sizes which feature a tight fitting sleeve which locates within an indentation in the lid to offer maximum security of the sleeve on pack. This proves once again that the patented preglued sleever out performs any other machine resulting in multiple installation with the same clients.
Full end of line solution on display at PPMA
The T. Freemantle Group will be showing a full end of line solution for ready meals at the PPMA show this year. The system includes a fully automatic ready meal sleever feeding a code, check and reject conveyor and on into a fully automatic robotic top load case packer. The machine will be fully operational and will operate at up to 100 meals per minute.
Its a Greencore Hat-trick
Three more cartoners installed
T. Freemantle Ltd have recently installed three cartoners at the Greencore flagship bakery in Hull. The machines are in addition to the 5 Freemantle machines already in use at the site. The machines previously supplied include sleeving and cartoning machinery with the latest additions being used in their celebration cake hall running a wide range of celebration cake sizes and designs. The machines run some large window and drop window cartons and are fitted with a pinlock quick size change system to ensure fast efficient sizes changes with minimal carton wastage.
Kraft Foods install two more.
125 per minute Cartoners
T. Freemantle Limited are proud to announce that they have recently installed two further Fully Automatic cartoning machines with Kraft Foods. The two machines will join another Freemantle cartoner previously installed in the same factory running a range of high quality confectionery products.
Second Machine for Mash Direct.
Preglued sleever aids expansion.
Mash Direct the multi award winning food producer have recently secured another large contract to supply their products to UK supermarket Morrisons PLC. In order to meet the demands of this new contract Mash Direct have once again turned to T. Freemantle to supply end of line sleeving machinery. One of Freemantle’s market leading preglued sleevers was chosen and will be in and running shortly after Christmas this year. The machine can run a variety of bowl and tray sizes along with both full and band sleeves. The machine runs with standard 5 crease sleeve which means there is no glue to apply making the machine both simple but also more efficient with less wastage than with other types of machines.
Finland's market leader install sleever.
Freemantle Preglued Sleever
Saarioinen is a Finnish, privately owned food industry group and one of Finland's leading food manufacturers. The raw material for their products originates in the pure Finnish countryside. Saarioinen is the market leader in many of its operational areas and the largest supplier of ready meals in the domestic market. Products are also exported to the Baltic countries, Germany, Sweden, and Russia. Their continued growth in the ready meals market led them to look for a ready meals sleever that could meet the capacity requirements where others had failed. The Preglued Sleever from T. Freemantle Ltd met these demands perfectly and now runs at a nominal line speed of 85 sleeves per minute on one of Saarionen’s most modern lines.
Freemantle Cartoner for Thorntons
Another premium brand chooses Freemantle
Thornton’s Chocolates are yet another famous brand to entrust machinery from T. Freemantle Ltd to pack their premium range of products. The machine has been installed in Thornton’s Nottingham manufacturing site and is employed packing trays of premium quality chocolates into high quality window boxes. The size of the window in the carton is designed to give maximum visibility of the product and was something many equipment suppliers were uncomfortable to take on. T. Freemantle’s extensive experience in this sector meant they both understood the need to have such a large window as well as knowing exactly how to handle such a carton to achieve an efficient and reliable operation.
Kerry Foods Install Sleever
Kerry Foods have installed a fully automatic wraparound sleeving machine from T. Freemantle Limited for their recently launched range of Rippa Dippa snacks. With such a prestigious contract and a tight schedule to meet, Kerry foods considered a number of potential equipment suppliers. T. Freemantle came out as the clear choice as the UK Market leader and installed the machine comfortably meeting the critical product launch date. The pack consists of three twin compartment pots wrapped within one carton board sleeve. The sleeve with its striking graphics and spot varnish had to be presented perfectly to meet the high demands of Kerry Foods. The machine incorporates a simple infeed transfer to collate three pots from the line and feed them into the machine. The flat sleeve is then selected from a magazine and wrapped around the product before being glued together. The sleeve allows the edges of the pot to protrude through apertures in the sidewalls of the sleeve to secure the pots in place within the sleeve.
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T. Freemantle Limited has recently completed the supply of a machine to pack the famous Innocent brand of stick packs. The machine is an intermittent fully automatic cartoner running at a nominal run rate of 40 cartons per minute and incorporates the very latest Nordson glue application equipment and stainless steel build. The machine also has a continuously running rotary erector to offer efficient carton opening and reduced wear and maintenance. For further details contact our sales team.
New Case Packing Installations.
Six axis robot increases flexibility
A fast growing number of case packer installations for Freemantle Automation has resulted in an extraordinary 40% increase in sales this financial year reports Richard Kitchen,
“Our new range of case packers have been received amazingly well and the list of installations are growing fast. We have clients such as Kellogg’s, SC Johnson and Greencore for this type of equipment which clearly shows we have the right machine to meet these clients’ high standards.”
The new machine incorporates a six axis robot as standard which has proved to offer the very best in repeatability, reliability and flexibility. The machines are available in wraparound and pre seamed case options. There are 3 case packers currently in build at Freemantle’s Scunthorpe site.
SRP made easy by T. Freemantle Automation
Better on shelf appearance.
Simple, innovative, robust and reliable is how the SRP Case packer manufactured by T. Freemantle Automation has been described. The machine utilises the very best in 6 axis robot technology to give an efficient and repeatable product handling performance as a well as erecting the case from a flat blank offering maximum cost savings on materials.
This combination of reduced cost materials and simple reliable automation has proved to be attractive to many producers providing shelf ready solutions to the major multiples. Due to the clever design of the case blank, the common problems associated with inconsistent tear offs and poor on shelf appearance have been eliminated. The efficient case design offers savings on distribution, storage and as a flat prove more reliable through automation.
For further details visit www.tfreemantle.com
Freemantle win contract with Glendale Foods
Semi cartoner beats the competition.
T. Freemantle Limited are pleased to announce their contract win with Glendale Foods Ltd manufacturers of the Yankee brand of microwavable snack foods and the Great British Pudding Company range of puddings. The required flexibility and ease of change over were key to the Glendale team and T. Freemantle was able to demonstrate this on their Semi automatic end load cartoner. The machine will be set using the pinlock quick size change system which has proven to reduce change over times and carton wastage. In most cases unskilled staff can change the machine size settings in just a few minutes for a wide range of carton sizes. It is planned that the new machines efficient operation will allow Glendale to combine two lines into one with increased speed and performance thus cutting costs and reducing labour.
T. Freemantle Launch Automation Division
Case Packing Specialist
T. Freemantle Ltd the UK’s market leading Cartoning and Sleeving machinery manufacturer have launched their new Automation Division to lead the growth of their end of line case packing equipment. The new range of case packing equipment is built around the same design principles as their leading cartoning machines and is simple, robust, flexible and innovative. The new range consists of semi automatic and fully automatic solutions which have already notched up some blue chip clients including SC Johnson and SCA. The newest machine is a case packer which erects the case, presents it for loading and closes the case all within one compact frame. This machine is available in both semi and fully automatic executions and both top loading and side loading case variations. The machine is also suitable for a wide range of shelf ready style packs and can be used with a variety of different materials.
Top Load Cartoner
T. Freemantle Ltd is the Fisherman’s Friend
Another major brand has trusted T. Freemantle Ltd to provide packaging machinery for their products. The machine is a top load carton erector producing small top load cartons for the Fisherman’s Friend multipack boxes. The cartons have a large cut out to allow for the contents to be seen through the side of the pack. The pack features the distinctive Fisherman’s Friend brown hatched branding which required a perfectly square and consistent pack presentation to maintain the continuity of this hatching around the pack. The machine operates within a footprint of less than two metres square and produces cartons at a rate of 40 per minute.
Another famous brand for Freemantle
Premier Foods chose T. Freemantle Ltd to supply cartoning machinery to their Ashford site in order to meet the demands for their range of stuffing mixes. The famous Paxo brand is among the products running through the Freemantle machine and as ever the quality control with such an important brand is paramount. The Freemantle machine runs a comfortable 70 cartons per minute and runs cartons from small value packs through to the larger Paxo multi pack cartons.
Multiple machines to the UK’s finest.
Cartoner and Sleever
Two machines packing some of the smallest products ever handled by T. Freemantle Ltd have been installed with two of the UK’s finest quality manufacturers. The first a cartoner was recently supplied to the award winning Booja Booja company of Norfolk. Booja Booja produce the very finest organic chocolate truffles in a box only 57mm long and 27mm wide and needed a simple machine that was guaranteed to give a consistent perfectly presented pack.
The second a Wraparound sleever to pack the famous Gu branded premium quality chocolate mini puds was supplied to the Serious Dessert Co. This machine follows closely behind a Semi automatic cartoner recently supplied. The wraparound sleever wraps the 49mm diameter pots automatically within the distinctive Black Gu branded sleeve. Special care had to be taken to ensure perfect presentation of this black packaging to meet with the client exacting standards.
New Compact Cartoner
Credit Crunch Buster proves a popular choice.
Credit Crunch Buster proves a popular choice.
The new compact cartoner launched in January 09 by T. Freemantle Limited has already notched up some good sales from both small and medium volume food producers. The machine was developed in a direct response to the global economic downturn which saw the company’s domestic and overseas markets become increasingly tight on capital spend. Sales of 7 of these machines in the first 3 months have shown that the food industry remains in a buoyant yet cautious state. The machine is built to the very highest quality standards and incorporates all of the required features to operate efficiently and reliably within a production environment. Price for this machine stars at £ POA and is equipped with Glue jet applicator, rotary feeder, Stainless steel build and a quick and easy size change.
Top Load Line for Algeria
Expansion into North Africa
T. Freemantle Ltd have recently completed the delivery of a Top Load Cartoning line to a client in Algeria. The system runs 3 sizes of cartons for a range of chicken and meat based products. The line runs at a nominal speed of 35 cartons per minute and incorporates the very latest Festo linear motion technology and Nordson Hot Melt glue systems. The machine is fully adaptable for a wide range of carton sizes all with a tearstrip easy open facility. The system developed specifically for the low to medium producer can be supplied as a whole line from £ 70,000. For further details contact our sales team.
T. Freemantle Ltd show Worldwide
India, Belgium, UK, Netherlands and Germany
2008 sees the further growth of T. Freemantle's worldwide activities. On show will be a wide range of machinery including cartoners, sleevers and erecting machinery. T. Freemantle Limited are the UK’s leading manufacturer of cartoning and sleeving machinery and have over recent years installed machinery with some of the world’s largest food groups.
Machinery will be on show at the following events. For details of stands and specific exhibits please contact our export sales team.
PPMA SHOW Birmingham NEC, UK (30th Sept – 2nd Oct 2008)
INTERCOOL Dusseldorf Messe, Germany (28th Sept – 1st Oct 2008)
Empack08 Brussels Expo, Belgium (24th Sept – 25th Sept 2008)
International FOODTEC New Delhi, India (6th Oct – 8th Oct 2008)
Macropack Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Netherlands (30th Sept – 3rd Oct 2008)
Norway's largest food company.
Tine install automatic sleever.
TINE BA is Norway's largest producer, distributor and exporter of dairyproducts. TINE BA is strongly positioned in the Norwegian consciousness.
TINE BA is the sales and marketing organisation for Norway's dairy cooperative and is responsible for product development, quality assurance, production and distribution planning, marketing and the export of TINE products. Selected items from their range of sleeved products are now being packed on a Fully Automatic preglued sleever supplied by T. Freemantle Limited. The machine runs at a speed of up to 120 packs per minute and has already proven to offer Tine double the capacity of the previous machine.
Norway's Dairy Cooperative is owned by 16312 dairy farmers. Each of them owns a share in the collective's five dairy companies to which they deliver 1.4 billion litres of cow's milk and about 19 million litres of goat's milk every year. The Dairy Cooperative is Norway's largest food industry with a total of 5540 employees and an annual turnover of 15,9 billion NOK for 2007.
The milk is processed into more than 200 product varieties that are found on shop shelves under the TINE trademark.
Cyprus pasta giant takes second cartoner
Second cartoner for Mitsides Serbian operation
MITSIDES established in Cyprus in 1932 dominates the Cyprus Market for flour and pasta products in Cyprus, holding impressive shares of around 50% in the local pasta and flour markets. With offices and production units in Nicosia, Dhali and Aradippou and regional offices and distribution centers in all main cities of Cyprus, Mitsides locally employs around 160 people.
Recently, the company has continued with an expansion of its operations abroad, through the acquisition of a stake in a Serbian company involved in the grains, flour and pasta industries. In order to meet their increasing demand they have purchased a second Cartoning machine from T. Freemantle Ltd to pack their pasta products into cartons.
Cartoning The Famous Potts Bakers Cakes
Rick Stein's food heroes install Freemantle Carton
Potts Bakers of Barnsley have recently installed one of T. Freemantle’s cartroners to help them meet the increasing demand for their range of premium organic cakes. Potts are master bakers established in 1891 and have a long history of producing the finest baked goods for local supply and retail through the major multiples. Chosen as one of Rick Stein's food heroes, they have been registered as an organic processor with the Soil Association since 1999 and maintain the very highest quality standards. They have chosen the Freemantle machine to help them maintain their high standards for their retail products. The accuracy and consistency of the pack presentation was paramount to Potts when selecting a machine. The Freemantle machine was able to show increased throughput, maintain quality and provide a reliable and flexible solution.
Launch of Super Compact Tray Erector and Loader
Premier Foods invest in this new solution.
T. Freemantle Limited has successfully launched their most recent innovation which is set to position the company as total end of line specialist for tray packed products. The new modular system incorporates a new tray erecting machine coupled with a product collator and tray loader. The second of these units is due for installation within the Premier Foods Group running two shelf ready tray sizes with two different collations of cartons. The simple compact design incorporates different collation devices to load products including aerosols, bottles, cartons, bags and pouches.
The new simplified Tray erector is fitted with the latest Nordson glue application equipment and linear motion drives to ensure perfect adhesive application and clean running even with shallow small wall shelf ready trays. The unit due for installation with Premier Foods has a simple star wheel collation device to accept product from the line and stand up on end in collations of ten ready for loading into the pre erected tray. The pick and place device also utilises the best in linear motion technology to ensure an accurate, reliable and maintenance free operation. The whole system operates within a floor space of 2 square meters at a maximum rate of 125 products per minute.
For further details contact our sales team
India’s favourite install T. Freemantle Cartoners.
Third cartoner for Haldiram’s India.
India’s leading convenience food producer, Haldiram’s has completed the purchase of their third cartroner from T. Freemantle Limited. The machines have been installed within three of Haldiram’s factories in Haryana, Nagpur and New Delhi. All three machines run a variety of carton sizes and replace the hand erect tuck type boxes with glue end skillet type cartons.
These machines have proven to be both compact for shipping and simple and easy to install and maintain. Further details on the range of machinery offered will be available at the INTERNATIONAL FOODTEC INDIA 2008 Exhibition in New Delhi from October 6 - 8.
Sleeving solution for Heinz puddings.
T. Freemantle Ltd sleever wraps `Taste of Home’
T. Freemantle limited has recently completed the installation of one of their fully automatic wraparound sleevers to run the Heinz `Taste of Home’ single portion pudding pots. The machine incorporates an in line transfer system accepting pots in single file directly from the line. The pots are then automatically separated into pairs and loaded into the machine. The machine then wraps the flat sleeve around the pots and glues the sleeve together.
This machine is proving to be a popular choice with recent installations for this type of machine with 3 other producers of similar products both in the UK and Europe. The machine has been designed with special consideration given to the cleaning of the machine and infeed transfer system. As with all machines in the Freemantle range, the wraparound machines are easy to maintain, flexible and robust.
Fast delivery secures German Order
M+P Tiefkühlkost install Freemantle Cartoner
M+P Tiefkühlkost of Germany are the producer of the well known Prima Menu branded products. They have recently installed one of T. Freemantle’s Semi Automatic End Load Cartoner to launch a new range of ready to cook meals. The machine delivery was crucial to M+P due to an impending new product launch. Despite the required modifications to the machine size range, the new machine was delivered and installed in Germany within only four working weeks of the order being placed.
T. Freemantle Limited are the UK’s market leading supplier of sleeveing and cartoning machinery to the UK food industry. Their modern manufacturing site in Lincolnshire is able to produce machinery within tight schedules and to the highest quality under strict quality control proceedures.
Pinneys of Scotland choose T. Freemantle
The UKs largest salmon processor install Cartoner
The Pinneys of Scotland operation based in Annan is the largest processor of Scottish salmon in the UK. The Pinneys brand holds the Royal warrant to supply smoked salmon to Her Majesty the Queen as well as enjoying extensive export business.
In addition to its traditional smoked salmon and salmon fillets, they also supply a growing range of value added seafood based products cartoned on a new T. Freemantle end load cartoner recently installed. The machine is capable of running a wide range of products in cartons including pates and mousses, fresh salmon and seafood dishes.
The Netherlands leading producer install sleevers
Vezet take two auto preglued sleevers.
The leading fresh cut vegetable and salad producer in the Netherlands has installed two Freemantle fully automatic preglued sleevers. The machines run the range of ready to eat salad products produced for the Netherlands leading supermarket chain, Albert Heijn. The premium nature of the products relies on accurate sleeve placement and delicate handling of the finished products. The sleeve is narrow and positioned centrally around the clear oval bowl product to allow maximum visibility of the high quality and carefully assembled products. The machines have the capability to operate at a combined speed of 180 packs per minute and run a range of bowl shapes and sleeve designs.
Denmark's Big Cheese
Sovind Mejeri A/S launch premium product.
Danish organic cheese producer Sovind Mejeri, manufacturers of the famous KIRKS brand of dairy products have recently launched a premium sleeved product with the help of a T. Freemantle Ltd automatic preglued sleever. Running at the company's Sovind plant, the machine accepts a random supply of pots directly from the line at a steady 50 pots per minute. The machine then automatically selects the product and sleeves it within a standard preglued carton board sleeve. The simple machine requires no glue, no warm up times and changeover can be completed in just a few minutes. This machine is one of the first of 5 mid range automatic preglued machines installed in Europe. This machine is a lower cost unit and designed to complement the existing high speed sleeving equipment offered by the T. Freemantle Limited.
Kraft Foods Installation
Kraft Ukraine Install Freemantle Cartoner
The T. Freemantle service team have recently completed the installation of a fully automatic cartoner with Kraft Foods at their Ukraine plant. The machine runs a high quality metallic foil flow wrapped confectionery product at speeds up to 120 per minute. The high standards set by Kraft have been met and exceeded by T. Freemantle’s careful attention to detail throughout the project.
“We have been involved in the development of the carton design as well as the working tolerances to attain the maximum machinery performance”, explained T. Freemantle’s Richard Kitchen. “The carton is only 16mm deep and incorporates a flip top facility yet operates well within the strict and demanding performance criteria set by Kraft”.
The machine incorporates a simple inline automatic transfer system to accept a random product supply from the line. The simple and robust build coupled with the easy operator controls are very low maintenance were perfectly suited to Kraft Ukraine operating environment. Installation was completed quickly with very little interruption to the existing production schedules.
This contract is among many of T. Freemantle’s high profile installations around the world. The range of equipment supplied by the company is now a recognised as a global brand within the cartoning and sleeving machinery industry.
T. Freemantle Ltd score a Hat-trick
3 Sleevers for Coldwater Seafoods
T. Freemantle Limited are proud to report their continued support of UK based seafood processor Coldwater Seafood with the installation of a further three automatic sleeving lines at their Grimsby plant. The machinery will be running a wide range of products from ready meals to fish portions to prawn cocktail at speeds up to 100 per minute. The machines include both Preglued and Wraparound equipment to meet the range of applications.
Coldwater Seafood are completing the transition from a predominantly Frozen foods site to a chilled and frozen operation with packaging changes from full cartons to Sleeves to meet their major multiple customer requirements. T. Freemantle Limited were the obvious choice as they have retained the market leading position with the UK’s sleeving industry for many years due to their continuous development and innovation.
Mail Order from India to Sigapore
Worldwide sales for Two Flap Sealer
T. Freemantle's Two Flap Sealer is being sold around the world almost as a mail order item due to its simple Plug and Play installation.
The machine can be delivered fully assembled on a pallet to almost anywhere in the world in a ready to run situation. All the end user needs to do is supply a hand full of the cartons they wish to run on the machine and T. Freemantle's despatch engineers do the rest. The machine comes pre set and tested to the carton sizes. All the end user needs to do is read the quick start instructions supplied with the machine, plug in and start running. The Two Flap Sealer is in use all over the world and can be supplied from stock direct from the UK where it is manufactured to meet all British and European safety regulations.
New solution to packaging reduction.
Meeting Supermarket requirements.
T. Freemantle Ltd launch their patent pending sleeving concept to offer the required 25% saving to existing ready meal sleeve applications.
The new concept incorporates a new sleeve design running on one of the company's wraparound sleevers for almost any tray packed foodstuff. The sleeve is automatically formed around the pack and adhered to the sides or bottom of the tray reducing the overall material usage by at least 25% meeting supermarket packaging reduction targets. The sleeve is adhered to the tray with either peelable or standard packaging grade glue depending on the application. Successful trials have already been carried out in conjunction with one major producer.
T. Freemantle Ltd Reduce Packaging
Amazing 75% material reductions.
T. Freemantle Ltd have recently installed a fully automatic wraparound sleever for another of the Bakkavor group sites to run a narrow carton board sleeve on a chilled pizza. This is the sixth machine of this type running pizza products installaed within the UK. The band sleeve is an alternative to the traditional full carton and represents an amazing 75% reduction in packaging materials.