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Portillo quizzes Pacepacker and FANUC on automation uptake in the UK

At the recent 2014 PPMA show, Pacepacker’s managing director Dennis Allison and Chris Sumner MD of FANUC had the honour of meeting Michael Portillo.

The former cabinet minister attended the show to observe the uptake of automation within the UK’s food and drink industry. “One of the keys to moving the sector forward is automation and it’s patchy in British manufacturing, apart from the automotive industries,” Michael told delegates at the PPMA’s opening ceremony.

In a live interview shown around the exhibition, Michael asked Dennis why Pacepacker:FANUC had taken such a large combined stand at the show and what services a Pacepacker customer could expect to receive. Michael took a tour of the Pacepacker:FANUC vast 144m2 stand which had seven automation systems on display including, Cartesian, delta and articulated arm robots completing an array of packing and palletising scenarios. He also saw Pacepacker’s signature bulk bagging and sack placing equipment used to consistently pack aggregates, agricultural, chemical and food products into bags and nets at high speeds.

Looking to unburden and free potential, Pacepacker aims to solve problems – Michael confirmed in his parting comment that manufacturers should turn to Pacepacker for a solution, not just a machine.

Chris Sumner, FANUC MD https://www.dropbox.com/s/fi1eoqi8t4m04wc/PPMA14_FANUC%20Robotics.mp4?dl=0

Dennis Allison, Pacepacker MD https://www.dropbox.com/s/2fjye99a1d2auvj/PPMA14_Pacepacker%20Services.mp4?dl=0 (pictured)

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