“The new GN800 thermoformer opens the door for larger food accounts that have high-volume requirements,” said David Morris, President of SupplyOne Plastics. “This equipment will help us meet growing demand, and further support our customers’ need for speed to market by complementing our quick-turn tooling, design, and production capabilities.”
The purchase of the GN800 was an integral part of SupplyOne Plastics’ $1.5 million expansion plan which included several new plant upgrades and the addition of 59,000 sq ft of warehousing space to accommodate the company’s growing business. The company increased its fleet of machinery to eight with its first purchase of a GN thermoformer. “We were looking to differentiate from the competition and vie for more high-volume accounts that demand a high level of market responsiveness,” said Morris. “Our leadership was impressed with GN’s leading-edge technology, support, and service.”
The GN800 delivers exceptional manufacturing efficiencies, operating at 40-50 cycles/min versus SupplyOne’s current production rate of 11 cycles/min. One of the machine’s first production jobs is a PET food tray which is currently running at 30 cycles/min. The food tray application previously required two shifts a day and two machines to produce the required 67 million packages per year. The GN800 eliminates one machine and one shift, cutting production time by more than 50%.
For high-volume food packaging applications, the new GN800 enables SupplyOne Plastics to install and run more complex tools. The new thermoformer also opens up new capacity, reduces cost, and helps the company become leaner, according to Morris.
SupplyOne Plastics is a thin-gauge packaging manufacturer and utilizes all thermoformable grades of PET, OPS, HIPS, PLA, PP, and PVC at thicknesses from 7.5 mil to 0.080 mil. The plant is a Safe Quality Food (SQF) certified facility which ensures that packaging meets all food safety best practices and established regulatory requirements.
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About SupplyOne Plastics SupplyOne Plastics, a division of SupplyOne, is a leading packaging manufacturer for some of the most well-known confectionery, baking companies, food growers, and food processors in the U.S. The company was founded in 1968 as Weidner Plastics and was purchased by SupplyOne in 2001.The company’s reputation for excellence in design, quick turnaround, and relentless focus on the customer has put SupplyOne Plastics on a trajectory for sustainable growth.
SupplyOne Plastics provides niche thermoforming capability and adds value by continuing to invest in capabilities that allow for innovation, operating efficiencies, and improved cash flow for its customers. SupplyOne Plastics offers a full suite of products including convenience consumables, specialty films, maintenance supplies, and equipment sales and service from a single point of contact. For more information, visit www.supplyone.com.
GN Thermoforming Equipment, based in Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada, is a leading manufacturer of roll-fed thermoformers for the production of high-quality plastic packaging. The company’s operation also includes a Technical Service and Sales Center in Jihlava, Czech Republic. GN has exported its equipment to 70 countries over the past 35 years. More information about GN Thermoforming Equipment is available at www.gncanada.com.
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