The two-in-one biscuit packaging system will be awarded with the WorldStar 2016 packaging award. The award is presented annually by the World Pack-aging Organisation (WPO). Essential to the assessment is for a product to combine innovation with outstanding execution. The jurors evaluated a total of 293 projects from 35 countries across ten categories. The official award ceremony will take place in May 2016 during the International Packaging Conference in Budapest, Hungary. After winning the German Packaging Award 2014, Bosch Packaging Technology has now been honoured with a second prestigious award for its innovative packaging solution – the WorldStar 2016.
The biscuit packaging solution from Bosch is the first of its kind which allows for fast changeovers between slug and pile packs on the same line. This ensures optimal product flow and combines high output with careful handling of all kinds and shapes of biscuits. It also enables manufacturers to change pack sizes in a short timeframe. No machine parts are required to be changed for the purposes of switching between pack formats. This kind of capability allows food manufacturers to introduce different formats and special sales campaigns at very short notice, addressing fast changing consumer demands.
As part of the Bosch portfolio, the entire system – from product distribution right through to primary and secondary packaging – has been designed as a seamlessly integrated system for maximum overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). The two-in-one biscuit packaging system also takes up less floor space than the two separate machines previously required to produce both pack styles. Since its launch in 2014, several systems have already been sold to well-known biscuit manufacturers across the globe.
The two-in-one biscuit packaging system from Bosch can easily change from slug to pile formats as well as adjusting pack sizes ‒ record time
The WPO is a non-profit, non-governmental, international federation of national and regional packaging institutes and associations as well as other members such as individual companies. The federation was founded in 1968, inspired by the vision of a ‘better quality of life through better packaging for more people.’ One of its goals include promoting the development of packaging technology.