Lion Dairy "Stands" Above Competition with New Quad Zip Package for Cheese Shreds
Mar 11, 2014
Lion Dairy & Drinks has just recently installed a Novus 350 in their cheese packaging facility in Allansford, Victoria, Australia. This customized form fill seal bagger forms a Quad stand-up package with re-closeable zipper using continuous motion sealing technology. Lion’s dairy portfolio includes market leading brands across the, milk, juice, cheese, dairy products and soy categories, and four out of the top 25 grocery brands in Australia. Lion’s cheese brands include Coon, Cracker Barrel and Millel, sold in retail supermarkets.
The Novus 350 Quad bagger is key for packaging two different product offerings from Lion; one is a mozzarella & cheddar mix with re-closeable zipper in 250g and 500g stand-up quad packages. Lion also packages single serve cheese for pizza toppings in a 125g package. The Quad stand-up package will differentiate their brands among store competition. Michael Murphy, Engineering Leader at Lion’s facility, comments on their choice of the Novus VFFS system, “We have a long-standing relationship with HayssenSandiacre (BW Flexible Systems) and had full confidence in their ability to deliver this not-so-simple application for our new cheese product introductions.”
This site had also purchased a Hayssen Servo Ultima vffs with combination scale for their bulk shred line and (2) RT horizontal form fill seal wrappers with reclose from BW Flexible Systems in recent years. This facility has multiple RT hffs systems in operation for over 20 years.
Gordon Wood, Australian Sales Manager for BW Flexible Systems adds, “We have been proud to support Lion with their previous projects in packaging cheese on our horizontal RT systems and I am excited for the growth of their brands. Our offerings for VFFS mean that we can provide Lion with future-proof systems that package a wide range, from single serve cheese packs to large format food service bags.”