During the 3-day PACK Expo event in Las Vegas, Somic America has announced a deal with Goya Foods to provide end-of-line packaging equipment they can use in their facilities. The particular machine is the SOMIC 424 T2+ case packer, which was featured at Somic’s booth at PACK Expo. They demonstrated how the tool packs Goya products in stand-up pouches.
Disney Arrubla, Executive Plant Engineer at Goya’s manufacturing facility in Seacaucus, New Jersey, said a compact design, speed, packaging flexibility and future considerations factored into his decision.
“I met Peter Fox a couple of years ago at PACK Expo in Chicago. I was attracted by the machine’s compact and smart design,” said Arrubla, who has worked at GOYA for seven years.
“I did consider three other vendors but none could deliver a small footprint machine and meet our specifications. It provides the speed and type of package we need, and offers the flexibility for other packaging design in the future. The biggest challenge was to accommodate all of the equipment in a small room. SOMIC’s case packer is the last piece of the puzzle to fit into the layout.”
The piece of equipment can handle wraparound case packing of stand-up pouches and cartons, and is set to be installed in Q1 2022.
Goya Foods is the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the U.S. Their product lines include a variety of beverages, confectionary and frozen items that come in in flexible packaging, jars, cans and bottles.
SOMIC America provides advanced mechatronic systems and design support for cartons and wraparound cases.