Jan 24, 2024
UK-based manufacturer of automated potato packaging solutions plans US dealer network

A UK-based manufacturer of automated potato packaging and palletizing solutions is establishing a dealer network in the U.S.

PACE Mechanical Handling is in the process of reaching out to potential partners for a location, a company representative said via email. The manufacture hopes to have a deal in place by this summer, according to the representative.

A PACE potato packing line. The UK-based company plans to establish a dealer network in the U.S. Photo courtesy of PACE.

Established in 1996, PACE has more than 250 installations in the UK, and its end-of-line solutions are relied upon by some of the UK’s largest potato packers, according to a news release.

The company has been represented by HS Automation in Canada since 2019 and has completed four projects in that country.

“In the UK, our end-of-line solutions are found in a wide range of industries, from fresh produce and food processing to aggregates and animal feed bagging, but our strongest market is definitely the potato industry,” Nick Cesare, PACE director, said in the release. “Our automated solutions enable companies to do more with less, overcome labor shortages and pack their produce quickly and efficiently. With a market-leading position established in the UK, we’re now keen to grow our presence overseas and see the US as a real opportunity.

“I have family in California, and from what they tell me, companies in the United States face similar issues to those in the UK. As we have a strong track record of helping UK potato packers reduce their end-of-line costs and increase their productivity, I’m confident we can do the same for American companies.”

PACE also works with Motoman Robots in Japan and the Innova Group and TMI in Spain.

PACE’s solutions include the Gemini twin head weigher, Orion Weigher, Orion Weigher and sack placer and the CBC sack placer and stitcher line.

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