FILLOGY®: Great value for its price

One of our customers had been thinking for a long time about the purchase of a filling machine, especially with regard to the question “Is this purchase worthwhile at all ?”. Eventually, a student wrote her project work on this topic, carefully analyzing the company’s unique conditions to help make an informed decision.

The studied farm is a family-run goat farm and direct marketer. They produce, bottle and sell their dairy products. Originally the entire production was done by hand. Different types of drinking yogurt, milk and fresh cheese are produced and bottled. The project work concentrated on the process analysis of drinking yogurt, which takes place twice a week.

The study came to the conclusion that the purchase of a FILLOGY® filling machine can reduce costs per bottle by around twelve percent. In addition, the number of bottles produced annually, and thus also the annual sales revenue, can be increased by around seven percent for the same quantity of product to be filled.

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The cost advantages of the filling machine compared to manual filling resulted mainly from:

  • more accurate filling quantity: using a FILLOGY® filling machine prevents the overfilling that tends to occur in manual filling processes. Thus, more containers can be sold at the same amount of product to be bottled.
  • reduction in filling time by 1s per filling operation: this results in lower labor costs per filled bottle. In the case of the dairy farm studied, this corresponded to a saving of nearly 82 working hours per year at only two filling days per week.

Due to its modular design, the FILLOGY® filling line can be used for more than just filling the drinking yogurt. The project work therefore concluded that using the machine for dosing other products (milk, cream cheese) further increases profitability.

Discover whether FILLOGY® is also suitable for filling your product.