UK-based snack producer Isle of Wight Biltong (IOW Biltong) has installed vertical form, fill and seal packing equipment from KernPack to enhance its production.

The KernPack machine is capable of producing 22 packets a minute, increasing IOW Biltong’s production by 600%.

IOW Biltong owner Sarah Greeff said that the KernPack packaging equipment has enhanced the company’s retail sales as well as the production process.

"Vast improvements in both packing speed and seal quality have opened new retail avenues which simply weren’t there before and have led to a doubling in turnover," Greeff said.

KernPack claims that its equipment provides packaging that increases the shelf-life of food items.

Kern general manager Pete Jolley said: "Productivity, shelf-life and presentation are all critical factors when trying to grow a small food business and we’re delighted to have played a part in helping a nearby producer go from strength to strength."

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

KernPack equipment features a gas flush system designed to expel all oxygen from the packets before inserting an inert gas and sealing the product.

Isle of Wight Biltong is now offering its additive-free snacks in five co-operative stores in the UK and a further three independent retailers in Germany, Slovakia and the Netherlands.