FEIGE supplies comprehensive packaging technology to ALFRED TALKE in Zwijndrecht
TALKE had decided to make a million investment in Zwijndrecht. Once again, the company decided in favour of FEIGE because already in 1995, the experts for liquid filling had realised similar equipment in Hürth, which is still in operation to this day. This time, the concept phase was very intensely and actively planned and accompanied by FEIGE FACTORY DESIGN, the most advanced 3-D system design.
On the 9th of December 2013 the moment had arrived: after an implementation period of only 11 months, the fully automatic drum and IBC packaging line from the FEIGE product portfolio was started up and handed over to the operating company.
Alfred Talke, Group Managing Director at TALKE, opened the event as keynote speaker, followed by Site Manageress Wendy Aerts and Marc Van Peel, Chairman of Antwerp Port Authority, and last but not least, Dr. Reinhold Festge, managing partner of the HAVER GROUP. In his speech, Talke once more praised the cooperative partnership with two of the three main suppliers: FEIGE FILLING GmbH and SOMMER Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, who signed responsible for the process portion of the project. Both are members of the HAVER GROUP. "Not least because of FEIGE's excellent reputation, TALKE has already received a filling order for 32,000 tons of liquid chemicals per annum that coincided with the start of the equipment", Talke emphasised. "Thus, a good portion of the equipment's capacity was already taken up at short notice."
Finally, Dr. Festge, together with Sven Borghoff, Manager Sales, Marketing and Business Development and authorised representative of FEIGE, handed the FEIGE PART-NERSHIP AWARD 2013 to Wendy Aerts and Alfred Talke.
FEIGE not only supplied the fully automatic Advanced Line drum filler but also a Compact Line swivelling pallet filling station and a fully automatic palletising system. The entire conceptual design was supplied from one source with the subsidiary companies SOMMER Anlagenbau (pipework and delivery of the enclosure), HAVER ILS (conveyor technology) and further component suppliers, for instance for the labelling and automatic strapping system.
This investment into the latest technology, such as monitoring and documentation of the sealing plug on steel and plastic drums to improve the safety across the entire logistics chain, now ensures that it is possible to fill and pack approx. 100 drums/h of the chemicals that are supplied by road tankers. And that while taking into account the most stringent of safety restrictions, as most of the 330 potential product versions are dangerous and poisonous, which makes filling in a potentially explosive area indispensable.
"We have decided in favour of FEIGE , because we have been cooperating successfully with FEIGE at our headquarters in Hürth for many years already. We hope to be able to gather the same positive experience with FEIGE here at our site in Antwerpen", Alfred Talke commented.
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