Packing line robots ramp up capacity for Mowi in Rosyth
Two new robotic lines installed at salmon farmer Mowi’s Consumer Products UK (CPUK) fatory in Rosyth, Fife will “significantly boost” secondary packaging capacity to 100 packs per minute on each line to help meet increasing market demand, the company has said.
The new machinery at the factory, which is one of Fife’s largest private sector employers, features crate de-stackers, crate packers and a palletising robot.
In an article in its monthly newsletter, The Scoop, Mowi Scotland said the automation will enable people who previously needed to spend their time manually lifting, packing, and palletising to take up more varied, added-value roles as the business expands.
CPUK operations director Gary Paterson told The Scoop: “The new machinery behind the production lines from Lan Handling Technologies will make a real difference to our ability to increase productivity and meet demand and we will continue to look for ways to innovate our production and create efficiencies.”
The new packing lines are the latest investment in Rosyth, which also features new Baader filleting and pin boning solutions.