Customer Story

Black Fly Beverages

"Our research showed that the WaveGrip C-400 is the only practical solution in the marketplace. We are delighted with the results we have achieved to date."

Martin Kamil, Vice President of Finance and Operations, black fly beverages

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A C-400 multi-packing applicator from WaveGrip, a brand of Berry Global, has helped a leading Canadian beverage company to fully automate its packing line and double its canning output, achieving an exceptional return on investment.

The Requirement

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 Solution

The C-400 has been specifically designed for the medium volume multi-packing of cans. At Black Fly the applicator is packing regular and sleek 12oz cans and regular 16oz cans in both four and six-packs, at speeds of up to 245 cans-per-minute (cpm). Operating 24/7, the C-400 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 C-400 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 C-400 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 labour elsewhere in the business. We are delighted with the results we have achieved to date."

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