Bespoke turnkey automation for the food industry
Products For Industry (PFi) is a Queensland-based engineering company that offers services from machine and component design through to complete factory builds, including bespoke turnkey automation and process solutions.
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With over 150 tradesmen and engineers, the company has grown to be one of Australia’s leading service providers in the food Industry.
Managing Director Gavin Dunwoodie commented: “Growth over the last five years can be attributed to the growing strength and innovation of Australian Food Industry and the pressing need for higher quality in design and service life.
“Management from our key customer base has decided that importing low-cost machinery that consistently requires maintenance and improvement, have cost considerably more in the medium to long term, than sourcing locally designed and manufactured machinery, with local support and aftersales service.”
PFi has invested heavily in software packages such as Emulate 3D, to accurately simulate the process and flow within each function of a machine, material handling project or automation project.
“This investment in the front end of the project gives our client the comfort that our proposals will actually work,” Dunwoodie commented.
“Too often we are called in to assist with changes to existing projects to ensure they meet the specifications they were originally promised. We are happy to assist any client but it makes far more sense to engineer the project correctly at the beginning than fix it at the end,” said Dunwoodie.
PFi has completed numerous turnkey robotic packaging projects throughout Australia and with the low Australian Dollar, opportunities will begin to present in the coming months. Automation is the key to margin and volume output, with less down time and reduced maintenance costs of capital equipment and infrastructure.
For more information, visit https://www.pfi.com.au/food
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