6 Benefits of Automation in the Food Industry

Food producers often operate within narrow margins and under high quality standards. When it comes to maximizing profitability and providing consumers with an even better product, automation can be a competitive edge. ORICS industries has been leading the way in the field of automated packaging systems for the food industry since 1990.

Automation systems are now considered essential in virtually all sectors of the food industry and are solving some basic long-standing challenges:

Quality Control

Quality is the major concern for both food producers and consumers. Packaging automation enables suppliers to notice and isolate defects, ensuring faulty products do not enter the marketplace and underlying manufacturing faults are corrected.

Improved Safety

Automation can provide a more granular view of every step of food packaging. Producers can adapt more quickly to changes in safety standards because a change in one process will not introduce unexpected consequences in other areas.

End to End Accountability

Traceability is a growing concern in the food packaging industry. By streamlining traceability, food producers can cut down on regulatory compliance costs and continuously improve key processes.

Expanding Delivery Territory

Modified Atmosphere Packaging, M.A.P., using automatic systems like those ORICS provides enables suppliers to market food products at greater distances from the packaging origin.

Extending Shelf Life

Modified Atmosphere enables fresh and minimally processed packaged food products to maintain visual, textural and nutritional appeal. The controlled MAP environment enables food packaging to provide an extended shelf life without requiring the addition of chemical preservatives or stabilizers.

Protecting the Brand

Food producers rely upon their brand reputation to maintain a good relationship with the end consumer. A single product recall or disease outbreak can be enough to shutter a business – and it can throw customers’ lives into chaos. In the end, automation means brand protection.