Teknosan in Vänersborg specialises in producing animal feed to order. Their customers include all types, from farmers and trotting trainers to major corporations.
”We are totally customer oriented. This means that we produce and pack very many different batches and recipes,” says Ruben Falk, who is the marketing manager and also coordinates the company’s investments and purchasing.
The factory in Vänersborg currently has five production lines for animal feed. Since Teknosan is particularly focused on supplying animal feed in sacks, two complete bag filler lines, tailored to the factory's needs, have been developed together with Vebe Teknik.
”Vebe’s machines are reliable, robust and easy to use. We are constantly changing the contents and the bags. One operator can look after eve- rything and, in practice, all that needs to be done is change the packaging and start up again. It takes no time at all,” Ruben Falk says.
Presently, they have two Autopacs split into two separate bag filling lines with conveyor belts and pallet loading robots. Everything is controlled from one computer.
”For us, service and support was very important when we decided to cooperate with Vebe Teknik. The machines are Internet connected and Vebe monitors us online, if anything should happen.”
Teknosan’s latest investment is in an Autopac EC, the third generation bag filler from Vebe, which can suck the oxygen out of the bag and replace it with, for example, nitrogen for longer shelf-life, or carbon dioxide to prevent the growth of mould.
"We also have a smaller manual packing machine that we can hook on to the system when we need to deliver, for example, bags of milk powder.
Mats Lindgren, Sales Manager at Vebe Teknik, thinks it's great to see how their bag fillers can work in so many different contexts.
"We are very proud of the versatility of Autopac. We like the challenge of together with a customer piecing together the optimal solution for their needs.