Entries by Thiru

The Waffle Shuffle

Dutch cookie manufacturer sees the sweeter side of life thanks to ultra modern integration line Family-owned Schep’s Bakeries Ltd. has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a small business for small specialty stores over 35 years ago. “I just love doing what I do here,” says Cornelius Neufeld, operations manager of the […]

Cutting-Edge Weigher

Southern Fresh Foods operations manager Peter Walker had an issue. Business was booming for the Hautapu-based company located in a picturesque rural setting close to Hamilton, but it was clear automation was needed in order to stay ahead of demand. The company, which grows and sells baby leaf salad ingredients – such as rocket, spinach […]


Leading Canadian nut processor boldly chasing the American dream with startup of a U.S. manufacturing subsidiary to drive future sales and market share growth.The vast U.S. snack-food market can be a very tough nut to crack for foreign-based companies hoping to cash in on its virtually-limitless growth potential and opportunities. But reaching for the stars […]

Weigher helps makes mixing easy

Nature’s touch, a large Canadian packager of frozen fruits, came to CombiScale Inc, to find a solution for mixing up to four different IQF products into a single pouch. After originally considering a 24-head weigher from another vendor, Combiscale proposed using four 10-head Primo 360 weigher’s with a single control.

Accelerated ‘shrooms get accuracy boost

Suffering from a dearth of reliable labor and a propensity to give away product,this mushroom producer turned to automation to dial in on accuracy and reduce dependence on hand labor.According to management at Miami,OK, mushroom producer J-M Farms,standing out from the competition can be difficult in today’s global marketplace. The company has learned to differentiate […]

When cookies makes dough

Ontario cookie manufacturer transforms from niche market supplier into a key player in the Canadian co-packing and third-party cookie manufacturing markets. Everybody loves cookies. And some, like Jason Brass, president and owner of Terra Cotta Food Ltd. in Georgetown, Ont., seem to love cookies so much that he had to buy a company. Founded in […]

Addressing a manufacturing capacity shortage

Combination scales, vf/f/s machines, baggers that fill pre-made bags, and digital thermal ink-jet coders are all part of an expansion at Loving Pets Products. When Loving Pets, a maker of snacks for pets, recently found itself just about at capacity with its existing packaging equipment, management wasted little time in sizing up, purchasing, and installing […]

A Kaleidoscope of colors

Ontario candy and gum manufacturer steps up its production line efficiencies with top-flight equipment designed and built by a Canadian company. Human beings have been chewing gum in various forms for the past 100,000 years,and sampling the sweet taste of candy for some 2,600 years.In contrast, the Toronto-based Oak Leaf Confections Co., has only been […]

Steady as it Grows

Ontario produce packer speeds up production line efficiencies. Ever since mankind began walking upright – and perhaps even before that human beings have made vegetables a main part of their diet. Nowadays, everyone is well aware that vegetables provide vital health benefits such as reduction in some chronic diseases  by delivering much-needed nutrients vital for […]