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Barcel USA Snack Division of Grupo Bimbo Uses Hytrol Infeed Case Conveyors and Columbia Machine Palletizing System
by Thomas R. Cutler

With experience of over 3,500 palletizers installed in the industry and now the broadest palletizer product line available, Columbia Machine, Inc. is the leading palletizer solutions provider in North America. Columbia's product line includes high speed, high level, floor level, robotic and hybrid palletizers, load transfer stations, and complete systems integration.

All of Columbia's palletizers include an industry leading safety package, providing a fully guarded, Category 3/PLD palletizer to keep employees safe while meeting production demands. Columbia Machine puts the highest priority on safety, focuses on the needs of the customer, has the broadest product line available, and offers the best value in the industry. The most standard features, tremendous machine flexibility, and great after sales support have helped to make Columbia Machine the dominant palletizing solutions supplier in North America.

Columbia Machine is a valued integration partner of Hytrol. Hytrol's infeed case conveyor were used by Barcel USA. Columbia Machine completed a successful palletizing systems integration installation at the consumer packaged goods company Barcel USA. Headquartered out of Coppell, Texas, Barcel USA has a strong presence in the largest consumer packaged goods markets in the U.S. and manufactures, distributes, and sells a great selection of innovative candy, cookies, and snacks.

Barcel USA is the snack division of Grupo Bimbo located in the United States. Top products include Takis, Paleta Payaso, Bubulubu, Hot Nuts, Vero Elote and many others. Barcel USA needed an efficient integrated palletizing system to keep up with growth, and to help continuing expansion.

Columbia Machines' turnkey solution supplied and installed the necessary components for Barcel's new integrated system. This is another example of how Hytrol integration partner, Columbia Machine designed, supplied, and installed a solution that included 5 Columbia HL2000 High Level Palletizers and Hytrol's infeed case conveyors.

Like Barcel USA, Columbia Machine provides complete system integration services to ensure palletizers work perfectly with upstream and downstream equipment. This added value service includes complete system engineering, dedicated Project Management, mechanical and electrical installation, commissioning and training to ensure complete system responsibility from one experienced and knowledgeable source.

With over 70 years of experience, Columbia Machine has developed a reputation as the world's premier palletizer manufacturer; serving a variety of industries including food, beverage, chemical and consumer products. Whether manufacturers face the challenge of speed, space, or product type, Columbia Machine has a reliable and economical palletizing solution to fit clients' needs.

Hytrol is a world leader in the manufacturing of conveyors, conveying systems, and conveyor accessories. Since inception in 1947, Hytrol has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to understanding the material handling needs of businesses. The company has been creating innovative, customized conveyor solutions that help companies achieve their goals.

A major part of Hytrol's growth, on target for its best year, comes from adherence to the belief that only integration partners can offer the local presence, on-site expertise, and instant service that today's businesses require. The company believes that customers like Barcel USA meet efficiency goals by providing a creative and experienced team of engineers that are devoted to designing, testing, and implementing ideas for new conveyor models and systems.

Given the competitive nature of the marketplace, Hytrol offers highly efficient computer-controlled conveyor systems and fully-automated, high-speed sortation systems that can dramatically cut material handling costs.

Partnerships with local integrators, such as Columbia Machine, along with innovative designs, competitive pricing, exceptional customer service, and excellent product availability have led to phenomenal growth.

Thomas R. Cutler is the President & CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., (www.trcutlerinc.com) Cutler is the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium including more than 6000 journalists, editors, and economists writing about trends in manufacturing, industry, material handling, and process improvement. Cutler authors more than 500 feature articles annually regarding the manufacturing sector. Cutler is the most published freelance industrial journalist worldwide and is now the host of Kanbanversation, a weekly episodic video discussion. Cutler can be contacted at trcutler@trcutlerinc.com and can be followed on Twitter @ThomasRCutler. See More Details.

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