PET Food Processing - March 2018 - 25
and Merrell needed an equipment supplier that could
help him find a solution for Plato's unique product.
After much trial and error, Merrell found a supplier
willing to jump in with both feet and help him increase
capacity and solve the efficiency issues that threatened
the future of the meat sticks line. Merrell recognizes
that a lot of equipment manufacturers work primarily
with large companies where a fraction of a percent of
improvement in efficiency can equate to a lot simply
because of the scale. That wasn't the case for a company
the size of Plato with annual sales around $15 million.
Plato needed to realize substantial improvement for the
benefits to outweigh the cost of new equipment.
Innovate or die trying
Finding innovative solutions is nothing new for Merrell.
From day one there have been very few out-of-the box
solutions that worked for the company's unique prodPlato sold more last year in dollar value of the single-serve
configuration than it sold in any other configuration.
BAKING YOUR PET TREATS
uniform baking of rotary molded and extruded pet treat products
with easy-to-use recipe control
full humidity control for optimum baking climate
heat recovery unit for saving up to 15% of surplus heat and reduction
of CO2 emission
hygienic design with easy access to the inside of the oven
modular design allowing easy installation and expansion
MORE IDEAS ƒMORE VALUE ƒ MORE FLEXIBILITY
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