Melbourne facility to enhance manufacturing, sales and support services

Image: JBT, Proseal

Tray sealing specialist Proseal has relocated to a new factory in Australia.

The office and warehouse combination in Westmeadows, Melbourne, is located close to the city’s international airport and main arterials.

It will double Proseal’s Australian manufacturing capacity with six machining centres and an expanded assembly operation.

Customer support features include a ‘test kitchen’ for the assessment and trial of new packaging materials and tray/film combinations, a machine demonstration area, a large meeting room, and a dedicated training facility.

The factory will also house an extensive spares holding to bolster Proseal’s service operations, including its preventative maintenance contracts.

The move comes in response to high demand for Proseal’s wide range of tray sealing machines, as well as its recently introduced CP3 case packing system. It also develops bespoke sealing solutions for customers in both food and non-food markets.

“Australia is a very important market for Proseal, and we are committed to delivering the highest standards of service and support,” said Scott Templeton, general manager of Proseal Australia.

“The range of facilities within our new factory will both enhance our manufacturing capabilities and help customers to identify the most appropriate solution for their requirements and get the best out of the equipment they select.”

The new facility will also be home to AutoCoding Systems, another subsidiary of Proseal’s parent company JBT, along with JBT’s diversified food and health operation.