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Great Bardfield: Pacepacker sets pace with open day to show off automised packing line

11:00 08 March 2014

Pacepacker's managing director Dennis Allison

Pacepacker's managing director Dennis Allison

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An Essex packing line firm showed off the full range of its abilities this week as it opened its doors to manufacturers in the farming, food, aggregate and other sectors.

Pacepacker's Pacepacker's managing director Dennis Allison and technical director Richard GladwinPacepacker's Pacepacker's managing director Dennis Allison and technical director Richard Gladwin

Pacepacker, a manufacturer of food and agricultural packing machinery, based on a farm at Great Bardfield, near Braintree, hosted tours of a 25m sq automated packing line, complete with robotics, destined for a chemical company. It demonstrated how the firm was able to create systems where products are bagged and palletised speedily and efficiently. Manufacturers at the event included Co-op Farms, Days Aggregates, Jewers Grain, Roger Skinner and Veetee Foods.

“This open day gives people a feelf or the size of the system we can operate and the complexity of it,” said managing director Dennis Allison.

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