A complete end-of-line solution for Coca-Cola Bottling in Indonesia has increased line efficiency by 50%.
Search for an automatic solution
The original line at Coca-Cola Bottling in Indonesia’s Cikedokan plant, which featured manual palletising at its end-of-line, was causing lots of congestion, safety and labour-management issues, with a very large team of casual workers needed to carry it out. So, they started to search for an automatic end-of-line solution enabling a continuous production line with a more efficient use of labour.
A tailor-made, comprehensive solution
Working closely with the team at the customer’s site, Gebo Cermex engineers designed a new automatic palletising solution tailored to the Cikedokan needs which comprises three layer-by-layer palletisers, pallet conveyors, a shuttle-car system continuously taking loaded pallets to the stretch wrapper and bringing back empty pallets to the palletisers, and a stretch wrapper to cover the loaded pallets. The new end-of-line solution is much more economical and operationally efficient, and site safety has been significantly improved as forklift truck traffic has been reduced. The team at Cikedokan plant now has a more organised and efficient production line, which can run continuously and uses space in a smarter way.
- Installation of complete end-of-line
- 50% increase in efficiency and higher OEE
- New automatic end-of-line solution for line delivering 3,600 cases per hour
- Spare parts and after-sales support
Grant McClean, Technical Manager for Capital Projects at the plant states “Within a few weeks of the installation, we conducted a test where the machinery exceeded the standards for acceptance that we had set at the start of the project by a large margin. In the operation that we have had since then, we’ve seen absolutely no decline in the efficiency of the equipment from the day of that test.”
Download full press release