Founded in 2016, Future Foods wanted to meet demand for this popular snack in 16g, 35g and 100g pillow-style bags.
According to Global Data (Savoury Snacks in Egypt 2007), pretzels are the fastest-growing segment in the savoury snacks category and is expected to achieve a CAGR of 5.8% between 2016 and 2020.
Future Foods was not only looking for a system that could deliver consistently high speeds, but capable of quick changeovers to maximise throughput and reduce downtime between bag sizes to less than three minutes.
tna installed its tna intelli-flav 5 vibratory weigher, tna roflo 3 horizontal motion conveyor and two tna robag 3ci vertical form, fill and seal (VFFS) packaging systems, which can produce up to 165 bags per minute (BPM).
“As we produce a delicate product that is new to the market, we had to make sure we deliver a consistently seasoned, great tasting product to appeal to the consumer,” said George Soussou, vice-chairman/operations director, Future Foods.
“The packaging systems are very reliable, achieving 100% productivity at high speeds. What’s more, with less than 1% film waste, we’re able to achieve significant cost savings. the user-friendliness of the machine and the ease of changeover between bag sizes keeps downtime to a minimum, further increasing our production efficiencies."
With the installation of several tna systems, including the tna roflo 3 and tna intelli-flav 5, breakage level from seasoning to packaging is less than 0.5%. The production line also offers flexibility and improved performance in a compact, easy-to-clean set up.