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Automation FMCG 

Does your business deal in the manufacture of FMCGs (Fast-Moving Consumer Goods)? Are you looking for a way to enhance mass production by optimising your processes? Then automation is the way to go, and you’ve come to the right place, as that’s what we specialise in here at Expert Technologies Group (ETG). 

At ETG, we excel in designing, manufacturing, delivering, and implementing various automated loading, assembly, and packing solutions. We offer entirely bespoke solutions, providing tailored service to each customer. Come to us with your requirements, and we’ll construct technologies that slot seamlessly into your setup yet deliver massive results. 

We design intuitive, easy-to-use technologies, and require minimal training to take full advantage of. And we futureproof the technologies we develop, so as your setup changes, each solution will continue to play a vital role in your operations. So, to find out more, pick up the phone and call ETG today on 02476 428 500. 

High-Quality Automation FMCG   

If you’re looking for high-quality automation FMCG solutions, we at ETG have you covered. We offer a wide range of options bespoke to your requirements. Furthermore, all our technologies are built with the finest components and materials, so you can be assured of long-lasting, reliable performance. 

Learn more about what automation is and the benefits by reading below. 

What Is Automation FMCG? 

Automation is, in a nutshell, where machines rather than people handle your production, assembly, handling, packaging, etc., processes. This leads to an increase in productivity, quality, and efficiency, and a reduction in lead times, making automation especially useful for producing Fast-Moving Consumer Goods. 

FMCGs have short shelf lives, and this is because of high consumer demand. For instance, soft drinks and confections are two prime examples. They can also have short shelf lives because they are perishable, such as meat, dairy, and baked products. Such products are purchased frequently and consumed rapidly. As a result, they are priced low and sold in large quantities. 

Because of this high turnover, supply needs to keep up with demand to avoid supply shortages. That’s where automating the production of FMCGs comes into play. Nearly everyone in the world uses FMCGs every day. In addition, FMCGs account for more than 50% of all customer spending, so there’s a market for automated solutions. 

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The market is large, and there’s a high degree of turnover, so competition is fierce. Just look at some of the companies occupying this industry: 

  • Coca-Cola 
  • Unilever 
  • Tyson Foods 
  • Procter & Gamble 
  • Nestle 
  • PepsiCo 
  • And More 

To ensure that these companies remain competitive, their processes must be updated to compete with the processes employed by rivals. For example, the packaging is very important, and logistics and distribution systems often need secondary and tertiary packaging to maximise efficiency. 

Also, because FMCGs are sold in large quantities, they are considered a reliable source of revenue. That’s because the high volume of sales offsets the low-profit margins. For this reason alone, automating your process is a no-brainer because it increases productivity and product quality. 

Now we know what automation is, let’s look at the benefits of automating your FMCG processes. 

Benefits of Automation FMCG? 

Now that you know a little more about automation let’s talk about why you should consider automated loading, assembly, and packing solutions for your FMCG production lines. The automation of manufacturing processes can greatly aid a business in achieving higher levels of productivity and efficiency. 

And it simultaneously increases product quality and even profits. The beauty of automated manufacturing is that minimal human interaction is needed, so safety is increased greatly. Often, the only involvement is loading the materials to be manufactured into the final product and overseeing the process. 

Automated systems can handle a variety of roles, from assembly to processing, inspection, and handling of materials. 

Here are eight reasons why you should consider automating your FMCG production process: 

  • Increased Workplace Safety 
  • Reduced Labour Costs 
  • Increased Productivity 
  • Fewer Manual Tasks 
  • Makes Impossible Manual Tasks Possible 
  • Enhances Product Quality 
  • Avoid Higher Costs 
  • Reduced Manufacturing Lead Time 

As mentioned above, automation requires minimal human interaction. Since the Occupational Safety and Health Act was enacted in 1970, employee safety and health have become top priorities. Thanks to the introduction of automation, far fewer workplace accidents now occur, as machinery handles jobs formerly handled by people. 

It goes without saying, but you’ll require a much smaller workforce by automating much of your processes. This effectively insulates your business against rising labour costs. And there’s no trade-off in productivity, either. 

Automated systems can handle the jobs formerly handled by people with greater speed, accuracy, and efficiency. As a result, labour productivity increases when you automate your processes. This is especially useful with Fast-Moving Consumer Goods that must be produced fast and sold quickly owing to the shorter shelf life. 

Many of the roles now carried out by machines on assembly lines are repetitive, tiring, tedious, and better suited to a machine than a person. A machine’s quality won’t be affected the way human operators might be. 

Human hands cannot even accomplish some tasks. For instance, rapid prototyping through graphic modelling, utilising complex surfaces with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), or numerical controlled systems and integrated fabrication of circuits. Such processes can only be controlled by machines as they have special requirements for miniaturisation, geometry, and accuracy, which cannot be accomplished manually. 

Through automated loading, assembly, and packing, exceptional levels of quality can be maintained. Automation lowers the fraction defect rate. Automated operations are performed with much more conformity and uniformity than manual processes. Repeatability is a key advantage here, as hundreds, thousands, or more of the same product can be produced quickly. 

This might sound odd, but you risk higher costs by not automating. Well, maybe not so odd when you consider the additional labour costs. Plus, you can achieve higher sales, better quality, improved productivity, and a much better bottom line through automation. This is because of higher efficiencies and an improved company image. 

You could be trailing the competition if you do not automate your processes. 

And this last benefit also plays into the previous one – reduced manufacturing lead times. Through automation, there’s less elapsed time between the customer placing their order and the product arriving. Less time spent waiting translates to happier customers. 

More Technology Solutions  

Here at ETG, we recognise that no two companies will necessarily have the same precise requirements. To that end, we offer a range of technological solutions in addition to FMCG automation. Just some of the technologies we can develop include: 

If you would like to learn more about any of these options or any options not listed above, don’t hesitate to contact ETG. 

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So, if your business produces FMCGs (Fast-Moving Consumer Goods), you’ll need the right setup to handle the huge demand safely and efficiently. That’s where we come in at Expert Technologies Group, as we have many years of experience supplying solutions that automate our clients’ operations. 

You can streamline operations through automated assembly, loading, and packaging, getting consumer goods to the shelves much quicker. Our experts are always delighted to discuss the benefits of automated setups and how our solutions can make your assembly, packing, and loading processes more effective. 

If you have any questions or want to discuss your request in more detail, pick up the phone and call our team on +44 (0247) 6428500. You can also get in touch using a written method by filling out our online contact form or emailing or A team member will reply to your query as soon as possible. 

Why Choose Expert Technologies? 

Expert Technologies Group (ETG) was founded in 1972. We have 50 years of experience designing, manufacturing, and delivering top-tier advanced manufacturing technologies. We employ the best and brightest with a talented team of qualified, trained, and certified professionals working for us. 

Our team members undergo regular training, too, ensuring that they remain up to speed with the latest industry developments. As a result, you won’t find a better, more affordable service tailored to your precise requirements and backed by multiple accreditations. 

Organisations like CHAS and UKAS endorse the services that we provide. As a company, maintain a tight focus on quality control, strictly adhering to ISO 9001:2008 standards. And to ensure that we always meet our clients’ needs, we take the time to develop a relationship, getting to know them, their business, and their requirements better. 

We are a well-established engineering business with a stellar reputation throughout the UK for delivering top-quality solutions. We’re always innovating, pushing the boundary, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. So, if you want to find out more about our automation options for your FMCG processes, you need only contact us.