If you’re like most small business owners, you research ways to grow your business. That means you’ve probably come across all sorts of information about ways you can use machinery to package your products.
For many businesses, automating your packaging process makes sense. This is probably why the amount of US products packaged using automatic packaging machines has trended higher and higher since 2009.
Unfortunately, investing in packaging equipment is not cheap. In fact, a packaging machine setup could cost anywhere from a couple hundred thousand dollars to over a million depending on the size of your business, your products, and your needs.
So, how do you know if it’s the right time for your company to make a huge investment like that? Read on to find out.
Why Investing in a Packaging Machine Often Make Sense
They Reduce Overhead Expenses
One of the biggest things a packing machine can do for your company is reduce overhead expenses. Not only can it cut your labor costs, but manufacturers often see reductions in energy consumption because a machine is more efficient than humans.
Of course, if you prefer to have some human oversight, there are also semi-automatic packing machines available. These give you the best of both worlds: the efficiency of a machine and the problem-solving abilities of a human.
Another expense you should see cut when you automate is in waste production. Not only does it cost less to dispose of fewer waste products, but it makes your company more eco-friendly too.
A Packaging Machine Can Increase Production
For many manufacturers, automating their processes make sense because machines offer benefits that humans cannot. For instance:
- Machines do not require benefits or sick leave.
- A machine can work faster and make fewer errors than a human. Fewer errors means less waste.
- Machines are versatile. There are all kinds of packing machines available to suit the needs of businesses in all kinds of markets. From candy and confections to fruit and deli products, there is a packing machine that can handle your needs.
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Between the efficiency benefits, labor benefits, and tax incentives, it’s almost always a good time to automate your food packaging. And don’t forget: Even if you don’t, your competitors still may, which means they’ll enjoy the savings and increased efficiency while you don’t.
If you’re ready to upgrade your packaging technology or if you have questions about how our equipment can help you, contact us today. We’re eager to answer your questions and show you what we have to offer.