Uncle Tobys: Production Process Development for Breakthrough Product
Uncle Tobys had developed a truly unique product in the snacks category. They were, however, unable to produce commercial quantities, as no manufacturing equipment existed for this product.
- Uncle Tobys
- New production process for a breakthrough product
Our challenge was to develop a production process for this world first product in a short time frame.
Working with our client, Invetech managed the entire journey of design, development, manufacture, installation and commissioning of the production facility.
As a world first, there were a number of innovations required to ensure that both an acceptable product and an acceptable cost of goods were achieved.
In particular, handling and winding a sticky product and prior to packing required technical problem solving and innovation.
The system features included:
- Automatic strip forming and paper dispensing,
- cut to length and winding,
- can handling and can filling, and
- can closing and packing.
Our team delivered a manufacturing process enabling commercial quantities (75 cans/min) to be produced.
The process, from concept to commission, was completed in 12 months.