Mr Andrew Bridger, your Combisort is ready for collection. That’s Mr Bridger for a GREEFA Combisort.
Andy made the only logical decision and chopped his “perfect” (in name only) grader in and purchased a more perfecter GREEFA. No amount of nonsense English can describe how magnificent the machine is and it now stands proudly in West Kent ready to remain for a long time coming.
It’s a well-formed machine with only a dozen exits and onto packing tables; there’s beauty in simplicity. The Bridger family’s operation is as smooth as silk and every apple has a home for it, which is unusual in this day and age. Their connection to countless outlets has sheltered them from the supermarket storms and they continue to thrive in a tumultuous sea of sales.
The installation of the machine was a doddle and Max was a delight to tutor and quickly grasped the easy to read user interface, mastering the arts within the first week. We connected to the BURG to continue the budding relationship between the two and the line has run immaculately.
As always, we’d like to extend our warmest thanks to Max and Andy for the trust they placed in us to deliver a world class machine for a world class business. There are few lovelier folks in the business and it was an absolute pleasure from start to finish.
George Charltons & Sons have long been thought of as folks at the forefront of top fruit grading and packing and they’ve continued the long and storied collaboration with BURG with the purchase of new and shiny dedicated packing lines.
Charlton’s packhouse was a challenging one to fit everything required into, much like playing Tetris after a few shandies it wasn’t easy. However, thank the Lord for the sober brain of Joan van Burg who worked tirelessly to scale the differences in floor heights, peak round every corner and sneak past every pillar. The result was a wonderfully bespoke configuration giving Charlton’s every line they had wanted in the space provided.
They now have three flow wrapper lines, an existing Q-flow (Booooo) and two quicker and more efficient BFI lines. There is also a double speed bagger line for all the polybagging needs and a utility line of one side speed bagger, one side tray packing for ultimate flexibility, because as we all know those pesky but beloved supermarkets are always changing their minds.
Now as we know Charltons are not just UK fruit oriented but have a full scale import program on their hands and as such they need a better plan for potentially tipping imported boxes into all tanks. Would you believe it we have a solution for that! A single point of box tipping, elevated onto belting and dropped into the decided upon channel ready to be used on whichever line it may be. Magnificent.
If you want us to navigate your maze and end at the holy grail, get in touch with us today. Until next time, fortune and glory, folks.