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A smart formula for the future

11 October 2015

In early 2014, Visy made a strategic decision to apply its expertise in consumer markets and food packaging innovation to an emerging opportunity: infant formula. This required a transformational change for the business – and one that engaged capabilities from all Visy’s business units.

In early 2014, Visy made a strategic decision to apply its expertise in consumer markets and food packaging innovation to an emerging opportunity: infant formula. This required a transformational change for the business – and one that engaged capabilities from all Visy’s business units.

Drawing on decades of experience, an unrivaled technical support team and a highly reliable supply chain that delivers hundreds of millions of steel cans to food processing customers, Visy’s Food Can business took the lead, redeveloping its capabilities to meet the demands of this growing market, focusing on premiumisation and surety required for infant nutrition.

Visy’s Food Can business was already ISO 9001 accredited, so each plant refocused to fully embrace HACCP and develop a GMP methodology that advanced its food packaging production capability to nutraceutical standards. A positive air pressure atmosphere was created within the can-making plant at Shepparton, and a micro-biological testing regime adopted. In addition, outer packing and wrapping specifications were changed so that only plastic pallets, dividers and top frames ever come into direct contact with the pre-filled can; ensuring these cans are fibre and splinter free.

In just over a year, significant capital investment in the Coburg and Shepparton plants has transformed their operations. A new low emission coating oven and a quick change multi-colour printing press was added to Coburg, whilst integrated in-line vision inspection systems were added to both the printing and can-making facilities.
  
Visy now offers a totally integrated packaging solution from printing and manufacturing cans, supplying scoops and over-caps (in a FFSC22000 facility), to shipping goods in purpose-designed corrugated boxes; ensuring that these premium goods are best protected throughout their complex supply chain. In short, Visy takes care of every step in the process. Specialist labelling, coding, logistics and freight forwarding services, environmental and waste management services and dedicated packing, palletising and materials handling solutions are also available and all are backed and supported by Visy.

By coupling world’s best practice processes and technical support with tailored investment, Visy are delighting their customers and leading the way in this dynamic market place.

For further information please contact Lee McElhatton on 0417 516 618 or lee.mcelhatton@visy.com.au



 

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