“We call our Fuji Robotic Palletizer ‘Jasmine’. Before we got her, we used to manually stack bags on to pallets. It was a labour intensive job and Jasmine’s made life easier for us. She arrives every day, doesn’t pull a sickie and has made operations a lot easier in that we don’t need as many staff, plus we’re utilising our labour a lot better. In fact, some of the people who were stacking have upskilled and are doing other things.
Before installation of the robot palletizer, Aurora met with us to programme and work out time frames. Implementation was done in a couple of stages and it went smoothly
The nature of our business means we have two busy times, Spring and Autumn. That’s when the majority of sales happen and we have to ensure the job gets done. Jasmine helps us do that.
She’s increased our throughput and efficiency by being able to load a pallet every six minutes. We weren’t able to do that manually. And health wise, she makes things a lot safer, preventing sprains from manual work. While staff were initially a bit sceptical of something new, they now use the robot like any other tool.”