Packaging Systems & Manufacturing

Solving Manufacturing’s Toughest Challenges

Following are examples of projects EFI Group has completed for firms in the Packaging Systems & Manufacturing industry:

Bottling

  • Investigated and solved process problems for two large hydronic systems
  • Investigated and estimated altering process
  • Designed mixing and bottling station associated with a plant expansion
  • Investigated low line utilization for high-speed bottling line
  • Investigated and designed proprietary sauce production line

Flexible Packaging

  • Selected equipment and developed line layout and cost estimate for product conveying, case sealing, palletizing and wrapping equipment
  • Provided technical mediation between beverage manufacture and equipment supplier
  • Selected site and managed relocation and startup of warehouse and assembly operations

Liquid Filling

  • Investigated and designed proprietary sauce production line
  • Performed Root Cause Analysis of package overflow during filling of oriental sauces
  • Performed problem/opportunity resolution on Rice Vinegar filling line resulting in 45% rate improvement

Other Packaging Systems & Manufacturing Projects

  • Developed operating procedures and developed training manual for a custom printing process for food packaging
  • Configured numerous palletizers and pellet baggers (six installations)
  • Designed potassium chloride storage, conveying, screening and packaging system
  • Performed constraint analysis and provided recommendations for improving sugar distribution to various packaging equipment (improved productivity by 10%)
  • Managed numerous plant layout projects for packaging systems, including sugar delivery systems and the configuration of structural towers and mezzanines
  • Investigated de-palletizing improvements
  • Installed and set up pilot plant
  • Developed alternate production line concepts
  • Revised and reconfigured arrangement for existing process lines
We hired EFI Group to help us figure out a project and scope it, and I felt confident they would keep a keen eye on it. They had to deliver quickly and they did it well. They are especially good at project management when you don’t have the resources to do it internally. Reliability is the word I would use to describe EFI Group.
— Coatings Industry Professional
EFI Group is timely. We’ve had a lot of situations when we’ve been in a time crunch and they’ve responded very quickly. They are detail oriented and efficient. They’re a good group of people who also have a lot of strength in pre-engineering — the thought process to get to preliminary design and making sure we’ve investigated all the potential asks of a project to ensure we didn’t miss anything. They have great attention to detail up front which is very important to any project because having that detail-oriented deep dive into the pre-engineering phase sets the stage for the success of the rest of the project, making the process smoother and making it much easier to keep the project on schedule and on budget.
— Mike Quigley, Engineering & Maintenance Manager, Food Industry
I’ve worked with EFI Group for a while, so I know they have a good, knowledgeable staff. We know we’re going to get the results from them we expect. From my interactions with all the different EFI team members I’ve worked with, I know they have knowledge across many industries. Equally, I never have to follow up with EFI Group and, in some cases, they keep me on track.
— Ryan Fredsall, General Manager, Pacer Minerals LLC
We view EFI Group as a team that can dimensionalize our capability to execute projects. We can articulate what it is we want to do and they can take that input and run with it without much intervention from us. They’re able to move a project along independently and only engage us when it’s time to bring us up to speed or get more input to drive a project to conclusion. That’s one of the reasons I view them as an excellent contractor.
— Environmental Engineering Industry Professional
EFI Group has good engineers and good customer service. We know when we get an EFI engineer on a project, we’re going to a get a good job from them and it’s been a productive relationship for both of us — I genuinely like the people.
— Corporate Director, Project Management in Food & Flavors Industry
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