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Delenco Foods receives a third stretch wrapper from Ulma Packaging

Delenco Foods receives a third stretch wrapper from Ulma Packaging return a list of comma separated tags from this title: Ulma Packaging equips Delenco Foods with a third stretch wrapper Food and Beverage Business

Ulma Packaging recently supplied its third Super Chik stretch wrapper to East London-based sausage manufacturer, Delenco Foods. This investment was prompted by the family-run business’s experience of downtime with one of its older machines.

Established in 1957, Delenco Foods is renowned for supplying high-quality lamb, poultry, and beef products in natural or collagen casings to retail stores, caterers, and butchers across the country. The addition of a new individual quick-freezing line doubled their manufacturing capacity, making it crucial to package all products quickly while maintaining strict anti-contamination standards.

“We currently use three stretch wrapping machines to effectively package our products to ensure they retain their freshness and quality for as long as possible,” said Richard Barber, Delenco Foods’ managing director. “We identified that one of our older units was unable to keep up with the production of our other Ulma models.”

With the Super Chik’s ability to change the size of the wrapping automatically and its compatibility with multiple films, it is future-proofed from any changes the brand may make in the future. Additionally, the machine’s strength and reliability provide Delenco with the assurances they need to guarantee optimal capacity for years to come. Boasting a capacity to wrap 35 trays per minute, it can generate up to 1,575 sausage packs daily, streamlining operations and minimizing downtime.

“Ulma Packaging’s sales manager, Barry Leworthy, said: ‘We have worked with the team at Delenco for many years which is fantastic and a testament to the quality of our machinery.'”

With the Super Chik fully operational, Delenco is now benefiting from reduced downtime and the increased productivity this offers. Barber noted the brand’s experience with the Super Chik and the Ulma team has been “nothing but positive” each time they’ve returned.

“The machines ensure that all our products are perfectly packed and ready for transportation to our happy customers,” he concluded. “Our packaging line is now entirely Ulma machinery, and if the business were to expand, I would not hesitate to purchase a fourth machine.”