Bosch Packaging Technology opened the gates of its site in Schiedam, the Netherlands, on February 17, 2016, to welcome customers, colleagues and partners to their in-house show. Over 100 international visitors took the unique chance to get a guided tour by Bosch experts who explained and demonstrated the comprehensive horizontal packaging technologies for the biscuit, bakery and bar industries. “At our in-house show we were able to present not only our standalone machines, but also line capabilities to our customers, including Delta robotic solutions and different feeding and distribution technologies. In addition, we demonstrated our lean production, which is the key driver of our short throughput time. We know from conversations with our customers and prospects that fast delivery is a must”, says Oscar Roth, general manager at Bosch Packaging Technology B.V.
The broad portfolio of the Schiedam facility ranges from single handfed packaging machines right through to automated packaging lines. Along with its horizontal portfolio, Bosch also presented robotic and vertical packaging technologies from other Bosch Packaging sites, illustrating its wide product range. A total of eleven systems were presented at the event. The focus of the show for the biscuit industry was the recently launched Pack 301 LS – a mid-range automation for the efficient and reliable packaging of biscuits on edge. In addition, different solutions for biscuit pile packaging were shown. Other equipment included horizontal packaging solutions designed to package bars, buns, wafers, tortillas and cakes.
Bosch provided a welcoming platform for all visitors to exchange experiences and discuss challenges in a private environment. In summary, Roth says: “The show was a success right along the line! There is no better opportunity to discuss the benefits of our wide range of solutions directly with customers, and for them to experience the machines operating on site. This will not be the last show in Schiedam, that’s for sure!”