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Fairfields Farm Sees Growth with New Ishida Automated Snacks Line

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Fairfields Farm, a family-owned premium crisp manufacturer, has experienced significant growth in demand for its products. To meet this growing demand, the company approached Ishida to install a new automated packaging line, aimed at increasing production efficiency.

The decision to select Ishida for the project was based on Fairfields Farm’s reputation for quality and service. “Quality is central to every stage of our production – from the potatoes we choose for our crisps to the machines on our lines. I was aware of Ishida and their capabilities from my 30 years of food production experience, so when it came to selecting a supplier, they were our clear choice,” stated Simon Heard, the company’s Operations Director.

Since the installation of the new automated packaging line, Fairfields Farm has seen a significant increase in output, enhanced quality control, and more efficient staff deployment. The new Ishida multihead weigher and bagmaker combination provides a 50% increase in speed, handling bag sizes from 25g to 150g up to 120 packs per minute.

The Ishida casepacker has also had a positive impact on the company’s operations, enabling factory personnel to be re-utilized elsewhere. “With the installation of the Ishida ACP casepacker, these workers were freed up which made the addition of an extra shift to meet the increased demand that much easier,” explained Simon.

Additionally, the Ishida equipment offers fast changeovers, further enhancing the company’s commitment to quality. With the ease of set-up and user-friendliness of the Ishida systems, Fairfields Farm expects to see a return on investment within two and a half years.

The complete packing line at Fairfields Farm is at the heart of the company’s five-year expansion plan. To learn more, visit

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