Adelphi Masterfil manufacture “the Rolls Royce of machines!” says Greyland Chemicals
Adelphi Masterfil customer Greyland Chemicals is one of the leading cleaning chemical manufacturers in the UK, with a customer base that extends throughout Europe. Their large warehouse and production facility in Greater Manchester is a thriving production hub, aided by their four Masterfil machines currently in action.
Greyland’s Engineering Manager Russell Beaver sat down recently with Adelphi Masterfil’s Northern Sales Manager & Marketing Executive, to discuss the relationship between the two companies.
“Since I started in 1982 we’ve always used Masterfil machinery; they’re the Rolls Royce of machines!”
After outgrowing their previous hand-held capper, Greyland purchased a Mastercap Indexing capping machine in 2016. Having two Masterfil filling machines already in place (one still running from the 1980s), and a cordial and trusting relationship with Adelphi, contributed to Russell’s purchasing decision.
The challenge of the machine design was Greyland’s tricky round containers with angled-necks, and the caps which needed orientating before being placed onto the bottles. Russell’s engineering background (he hand-built the filling machine which precedes this capper), meant that his standards were exacting. “The machines need to be reliable, they’re our bread and butter; if they’re not working, we’re not making money”, he says.
Time & Cost-Efficient
Adelphi Masterfil created a solution which includes a bespoke disc feeder surmounting the cap infeed chute, and a scissor grip which holds the containers in the correct orientation while the caps are applied. “This saved us the cost of an expensive orientation sensor”, says Russell appreciatively. “It’s a great piece of kit”. The Mastercap capper applies 36 Greyland caps per minute, and Russell laughs that “now my packers struggle to keep up!”
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Shared values also contribute to the special relationship between the two companies. Greyland is a member of the Green Business Network; they recycle all packaging, whether plastic or cardboard, and they use a bottle for one of their products which is made of 31% recycled material. Adelphi Masterfil are part of the Sustainable Business Partnership, and won two awards in 2018 for their eco-friendly production facility, The Friary.