At this year’s Snackex (6-7 July in Hamburg, Germany), Ishida will underline its global leadership in automated snacks packing solutions that deliver the highest levels of operational efficiency and give manufacturers the agility and flexibility to respond quickly to new market requirements.
Ongoing labour shortages and staff absences, which were exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, have highlighted the need for increased automation throughout snacks processing and packing lines. Automated solutions help to maximise throughput while maintaining product and pack quality and consistency.
At the same time, changing consumer trends are seeing increased demand for healthier snacks, such as plant-based and vegan varieties. Concerns about the environmental impact of packaging have also led to manufacturers seeking more sustainable pack formats and materials.