佛罗里达啤酒厂, 这是佛罗里达州第二古老的酿酒厂, 有包装问题——好问题, 它伴随着增长和扩张.
Brewing more than 28 different styles of beers, lagers and ciders. 佛罗里达啤酒厂 (TFB) packages its own products and co-packs for partners worldwide. 为了满足日益增长的需求, one thing was clear — more packaging options and new equipment were needed.
The challenge: Who could 佛罗里达啤酒厂 trust with expanding and upgrading packaging operations not only for today, 但同时也着眼于未来?
有时候事情会在你最需要的时候得到解决. Challenged by packaging operations slowing down production, TFB的首席财务官Stacey Oakley拜访了Mauricio Samaniego, Packaging Corporation of America’s (主成分分析) field sales representative located in Winter Haven, 佛罗里达. Samaniego很了解啤酒包装业务, 在与另一家公司合作的时候, he made a positive impression with his ability to listen and present solutions that worked. It also didn’t hurt that 主成分分析 Winter Haven is located just two miles from TFB.
“我以为, 让CA88保持本地化，并与CA88的邻居接触,“奥克利说, 负责包装扩建项目. “主成分分析就在街上, Mauricio knows our business and our contract with our previous partner was up, 那CA88去跟他谈谈. 这一切都汇集在一起，并且成功了.”
专注于罐头生意方面, the challenge of transitioning from plastic-top carriers to more sustainable carton packaging for all brands and co-packs drove a need for new equipment.
萨马尼戈和奥克利见了面, listened to her team’s concerns and developed a plan with the help of 主成分分析’s design, production and customer service teams in Winter Haven and San Bernardino, 加州. 与实践, 个性化的方法, 主成分分析 won the business and began guiding TFB through packaging modifications beginning in November 2019.
在正常时期, 主成分分析 collaborates with its customers on-site at its manufacturing and design facilities. 在一场全球大流行期间，这一进程被证明是不可能的. 主成分分析’s strength of 100 well-connected facilities kept TFB’s packaging transition on schedule.
Instead of TFB staff shipping samples directly to DMM’s facility in Fresno, 加州, and visiting the plant to see the machines operate and oversee testing, 主成分分析在圣贝纳迪诺的团队简化了流程. 他们开发了新的包装设计, sent sample trays and shared the CAD files needed to set up the new machinery. The plant also replicated product runs, testing more than 8,000 trays on the new machine.
“Normally we’re flying to the plant and seeing the machines operate and doing the testing side by side,奥克利说:. “但很明显，COVID改变了CA88的运作方式. 幸运的是，当CA88需要寄样品时, 主成分分析 was able to make them and send them from their facility near DMM’s in 加州. 一切都很顺利.”
The new packaging machine was delivered to the brewery on time in August 2020, 测试如期开始. 约2,000 of each carton tray has already been tested—more than 80,和上个月, the last test product for 12-ounce beer cans was complete. The new fully automated packaging operation was launched and will be fully up to speed by 2021.
Oakley说:“CA88与主成分分析的关系很好. “Their quality is better, and their responsiveness is fantastic. 这个解决方案非常符合CA88的运作方式, accommodating very large runs to smaller ones that don’t use much volume.
“安装一台新机器是一项大工程, get it situated from build to delivery and to work out the inefficiencies. 但CA88已经为2021年做好了准备.”
For Samaniego, he says this project’s success comes down to three 主成分分析 strengths:
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