In addition to the own brand Sierra Tequila, Finsbury Distilled London Dry Gin is one of many top international spirits in the well stocked portfolio of Borco- Marken-Import-Matthiesen GmbH & Co. KG. The Hamburg based family business fills four million bottles of this popular juniper distillate every year. And all this comes with a substantial increase in productivity – thanks to a new modular labelling solution from southern Germany.
In the current constellation, the RENNER S1800 module works with three wet-glue power units and a self-adhesive dispenser. Thanks to the latest technology, the output has been increased by an average of 1,000 bottles / h compared to the previous solution. „That means around 0.5 cents of cost savings per bottle,“ says the enthused authorised signatory and supply chain director Norman Brüggemann. „With 14 million bottles, that comes to a solid 70,000 euros per year. Our investment will have paid for itself accordingly.“
A total of 13 products are currently running on the machine, which is driven exclusively by a servo motor. Camera systems and individually controlled bottle dishes align the glass containers by their shape with utmost precision. In addition to the two wet-glue labels, they also get a self-adhesive RF label. The anti-theft device from the roll is applied non-stop. The RENNER AutoSplicer glues the starts and ends of the rolls together in a flash.
The modular machine concept gives BORCO a lot of creative freedom for own brands and contract filling. The most complex product to date in the line is a Canadian whiskey with three wet-glue labels plus an RF label. An interesting option for the future: the front-side no-label look, which could be reproduced in addition to the RF label via a second module with self-adhesive dispenser. Changing the individual modules is always quick – via servo-motorised and self-centering docking stations, i.e. without using tools or making any readjustments.
- Increase filling capacity to 20,000 bottles per hour
- Higher productivity and extended service
- Modular solution for new designs
- Non-stop application of RF labels
- Integrated label control
- Efficient remote support, for software updates, design support and diagnostic investigation