Mettler-Toledo hosts open house at new Global Centre of Excellence

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection showcased new product inspection technologies, offered opportunities for face-to-face and virtual consultations, and delivered educational seminar content, at an open house event which officially opened the new Global Centre of Excellence for X-ray in Royston, Hertfordshire.    

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection’s new X-ray manufacturing facility in Royston, Hertfordshire, sets the business up for continued expansion over the next decade and more. Set across a 1.4-hectare site, it expands the company’s UK manufacturing footprint by more than 80%, enabling multiple development projects to be handled simultaneously. The facility will also help to expand the customer experience, with new factory acceptance testing rooms and a production observation area. 

The COVID-safe event took place from 6 to 7 October, 2021, giving brand owners, manufacturers and contract packers in food and pharmaceuticals the opportunity to experience the latest innovations and best practice in X-ray, metal detection, check-weighing and vision inspection, as well as discussing their specific product inspection needs and challenges with a Mettler-Toledo expert.  

Manufacturers and contract packers  booked a free personalised one-two-one consultation, either virtually or in-person, enabling their teams to tap into Mettler-Toledo’s expert knowledge of areas such as compliance, product safety and digitalisation.  

Mettler-Toledo’s latest product innovations took centre stage, with one-two-one customised live demonstrations of a new metal detection system, a new X-ray inspection machine as well as the latest C33 Series checkweighers with FlashCell™ load cells and demonstrations of our vision inspection solutions and ProdX™ data management software. 

The event also included two educational seminars, both running at 8am and 2pm (BST) on their respective days: 

  • Wednesday, 6 October: “How Product Inspection Innovations Improve Food Safety and Automate Quality Processes for Contract Packers”, co-hosted with ECPA, featuring Ton Knipscheer of the European Co-Packers Association (ECPA); Rob Rogers, senior advisor Food Safety & Regulation and Niall McRory, global key account manager, both from Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection.
  • Thursday, 7 October: “Good Inspection Practice: 6 Steps to Preventing Physical Contamination”, co-hosted with BRCGS, featuring John Figgins, senior technical manager from the BRCGS; Ian Robertshaw, global key account manager and Adam Green, market manager both from Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection.

“We are really excited to officially open and showcase our new Global Centre of Excellence for X-ray inspection at our Product Inspection Open House event. The new Global Headquarters has been specifically designed to become Mettler-Toledo’s main hub for x-ray research and development plus manufacturing X-ray innovations. The significant investment we have made into developing the X-ray business is part of our strategic business development plans and is in response to customer demands for us to continually design X-ray inspection technologies to improve packaged product safety,” said Niall McRory, global key account manager at Mettler-Toledo Product.