The food and beverage industry is a fast-moving sector in which demand evolves constantly and innovation is the key. Manufacturers have therefore to find coding and marking solutions that will help them to meet the ever-changing standards in the industry and increase at the same time their efficiency.
Industrials on the food industry focus on:
Total Cost of ownership:
In this highly competitive market, in which price matters the most, industrials have to find Coding and Marking solutions that really offer them value for money.
ALE systems are the ideal solution for this sector as they are cheaper than other traceability equipment, such as labels printers for instance (See table below). They require very low maintenance, keeping related costs down. Finally, our systems have been designed to avoid any down-time in your production, even when changing the ink bottle: no money lost due to production line stopped.
Increased productivity through product identification
High quality and clear codes are also essential for the industrials themselves as it can increase the efficiency of their supply chain. Clear product identification, with text or DataMatrix, can help the workers to save time (and eventually money) in both the storage and shipping process.
Direct carton printing can be also a perfect solution compared to labels or pre-printed boxes, as it saves a lot of inventory costs.
Direct carton coding is the ideal solution in the food sector to help reduce inventory costs (pre-printed labels or boxes) and increase efficiency in the supply chain with clear identification of products. ALE's printers have a resolution of 180Dpi and offer constant high quality in the prints.
Maximum quantity of information printable
Governments, under the pressure of customers to have more transparency and traceability in the food and beverage industry, keep introducing tighter regulations and requirements causing an increase in the quantity of information marked on products (dates, list of ingredients, allergens, etc.).
Industrials look for solution which can allow them to mark a big quantity of variable data on their products.
Compared to other systems, ALE printers have no limitations of printable characters or lines per message. Ideal for printing a great number of variable and non-variable data, meeting increasing requirements in the sector.
Increased brand awareness
One of manufacturers' priority is also to protect their brand integrity, and high quality codes can help them achieve this goal. Moreover, brands are looking to engage more with customers, which they can do thanks for instance to QR codes present on the product or thanks to nice designed and high quality shelf-ready packaging.
ALE systems can help you create smart and more engaging packaging for your customers, be it through the printing of your full colour logo thanks to our colour series, or through the use of QR codes that can be created via CodeX software.