On January 1, 2014, Orkla Foods Sverige was "born", after a successful integration of the three food companies Abba Seafood, Procordia Food and Frödinge. Based in Eslöv, the company has a number of production facilities throughout Sweden. Currently, they are located in Eslöv, Tollarp, Fågelmara, Frödinge, Kungshamn, Örebro, Vansbro and Kumla.
Among other products, the Kumla factory prepares vanilla cream. Before Orkla Foods Sweden invested in Universal Robots UR10, the vanilla cream bags were packed manually in the cartons. The aim was to find an automation solution which could work with other production machines in a network, would be easy to move and program and able to operate alongside employees without extensive safety installations.
"An important requirement was that the robot had to work flawlessly so that we would not need supervision or extra support for it to work. It would also be a major advantage if it did not require safety guarding around it and could work safely alongside our employees", says Johan Linné, Site Manager, Orkla Food Kumla.