CKF designs and builds Auto Packer cell for bio-bean, the world’s largest recycler of coffee grounds
CKF Systems has collaborated with bio-bean, an innovative company who recycle spent coffee grounds into a fuel source, to design and build a bag packing cell for their Coffee Logs product. Installed in bio-bean’s production facility in Cambridgeshire, the new system has improved health and safety and working conditions as well as increasing efficiency and streamlining their operations.
bio-bean is a rapidly growing organisation which began business in 2013. The company launched the world’s first industrial-scale coffee recycling factory before developing and launching Coffee Logs, which are an environmentally-friendly, sustainable fuel alternative for log burners and multi-fuel stoves.
The fully automated packing cell, designed and built by CKF Systems in their state-of-the-art facility in Gloucester, was installed and commissioned in the customer premises in 2021. The machine is designed and built to pack 2880 coffee logs per hour.
Ben Mills-Lamptey, CTO at bio-bean said: “The design and engineering of the Coffee Logs bag Auto Packer by CKF has successfully delivered bio-bean. It’s an innovative solution that enables us to scale our production whilst retaining our fully sustainable and unique product packaging. It has also enhanced the productivity and profitability of our business.
Throughout the project CKF’s understanding of our manufacturing strategy, and in particular our packaging requirements, along with our current technical capability ensured key milestones were met. Like with most innovative and technically challenging projects, CKF were able to sufficiently address challenges which included variations in our technical requirements as well as supply chain issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a company we’re pleased we chose CKF as a supplier for such a significant piece of equipment. We look forward to partnering with them in the future as we expand our business further.”