New Multi-Packing Applicator Maximizes Can Output

WaveGrip, a brand of Berry Global, has a G2 multi-packing applicator that has reportedly helped a leading Canadian beverage company to fully automate its packing line and double its canning output, achieving an exceptional return on investment.

Based in London, Ontario, Black Fly Beverage Company produces a range of ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages alongside its co-packing services, beverage alcohol production and packaging sales. With customers across Canada and the USA, the business was looking to automate its previously manual multi-packing process for its range of cans.

The G2 has been specifically designed for the medium volume multi-packing of cans. At Black Fly the applicator is packing regular and sleek 12 oz cans and regular 16 oz cans in both four and six-packs, at speeds of up to 245 cans-per-minute (cpm). The G2 has replaced a previously manual process and is expected to deliver payback within six months.

“When it comes to the multi-packing of cans at mid-range volumes, our research showed that the WaveGrip G2 is the only practical solution in the marketplace,” said Martin Kamil, vice president of finance and operations at Black Fly. “Installation was both quick and easy, with the G2 operating straight out of the box. Our multi-packing is now fully-automated, delivering significant savings both in terms of output and the ability to re-deploy labor elsewhere in the business. We are delighted with the results we have achieved to date.”

Weighing less than 4 g for a standard six-pack and using less material than any other multi-packing solution, WaveGrip is reportedly the lightest carrier on the market. Additionally, all WaveGrip carriers are fully recyclable in PE film collection streams and meet current U.S. packaging regulations.

“Knowing that WaveGrip was a part of Berry Global was another important factor in our selection of the G2 applicator,” said Martin.

For more information, visit https://www.wave-grip.com.