The food manufacturing industry has seen continuous growth for the past few years. According to Food Engineering’s 2016 Annual State of Food Manufacturing Survey, sales have been consistently high in the industry. The same can be said for 2017 as revealed in that year’s survey.
But along with the increase in sales comes the increase in production demand. To respond to the growing demands, manufacturers felt the need to make improvements in their production.
How Manufacturers Are Improving Their Production
According to the 2016 survey, some manufacturers have invested in infrastructure to expand their plants and increase their production rates. Data from the succeeding year’s report saw companies reaping the benefits of expanding their capacity.
Many companies have also focused on upgrading their equipment as a response to the significant decrease of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) in 2016. Respondents said that they set aside around 22 percent of their company’s total budget for new production, packaging, and process control equipment, while 88 percent of the respondents expressed plans to upgrade their existing equipment.
New Priorities Leave Food Safety Behind
As a response to rising consumer demands, workplace expansion and equipment upgrades became the new priorities for manufacturers. Unfortunately, existing priorities and other important aspects of the industry were left in the backseat.
Food safety management, for example, saw a drastic decline. In 2018 alone, Food Engineering has reported at least six cases of companies recalling various food items for the possible presence of salmonella, E.coli, and other disease-carrying microorganisms. To combat this situation, manufacturers intensified their focus on allergen-controlling procedures and preventative control points to reduce the health risks of their food products.
Reliable Filling Machines in the US
Volumetric Technologies presents quality and dependability with reliable filling machines and filling equipment. As a brand that is synonymous with accuracy, speed, and precision, we have solutions that translate to improved processes and higher production. Volumetric Technologies is known in the industry as a leading filling machine manufacturer that guarantees quality and meets a wide variety of needs.
Our liquid filling machines, for example, have an innovative swept product pathway that allows you to fill and deposit your products with more accuracy and less product degradation. Volumetric Technologies liquid filling machines achieve the highest fill accuracy with the lowest level of waste and food safety risks as approved by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.
Our liquid filling machines are versatile and can fill a variety of products into many variations of containers. Products include salsa, honey, barbecue sauce, peanut butter, muffin batters, fruit fillings, gels, cosmetic creams, and many more!
Why Choose Us
We at Volumetric Technologies want you to have nothing but the best equipment for all your manufacturing and production needs. Stay ahead of the game by eliminating production pain points with our high-performing filling solutions.
For over 25 years, we have helped many companies reach their optimal productivity while reducing costs from wasted product and maintenance downtime.
Volumetric Technologies is the manufacturer that you can trust. Call us today.