WAGENER & CO. GmbH

Maximum flexibility for filling cosmetic liquid products.

Highest flexibility for filling cosmetic liquid products

Customer: WAGENER & CO. GmbH

Timeline: 2020

Highest flexibility for filling cosmetic liquid products. That was the main challenge of our customer WAGENER & CO. GmbH in Lengerich.

Challenges

Increasingly smaller order sizes, frequent product and format changes and unusual closure alternatives: These are some of the daily challenges that our customer WAGENER & CO GMBH faces, the same applies to us as the line manufacturer.

As a contract manufacturer, WAGENER would like to cover as many areas as possible and, just like us, likes to meet new challenges. This is another reason why the cooperation between groninger and WAGENER has been successful for almost 25 years.

The motto for the new cosmetics filling line was: The line should allow great flexibility to process items, both in terms of the bottles used, as well as the pumps and closures. In order to lose as little time as possible when changing items, the changeover and cleaning times for the line should be minimized.

About WAGENER & CO. GmbH

WAGENER & CO. GmbH was founded in 1964 as an owner-managed contract manufacturer for semi-solid, liquid and powder formed pharmaceutical products, medicine, cosmetics as well as foodstuffs. Apart from the manufacturing license for pharmaceutical products WAGENER also maintains certifications for medicine products (ISO 13485), for cosmetics (ISO 22716 and IFS HPC) as well as for natural cosmetics. Being a full-service contract manufacturer, they secretly and quietly produce the high quality products of well-known brands by order. Apart from filling, WAGENER also offers all other supply chain process steps, from product development up to the market launch, corresponding their promise, VERY SIMPLE: OUTPUT.

 

Feeding the objects
Feeding the objects
Separation and alignment of objects
Separation and alignment of objects
Checking the objects
Checking the objects
Robot sorting
Robot sorting
Feeding the closure components
Feeding the closure components
Feeding and robot-controlled sorting of the components
Feeding and robot-controlled sorting of the components
Filling the objects
Filling the objects
Closing the objects
Closing the objects

The project

We delivered the line within eleven months, significantly faster as the agreed delivery time of 12 to 13 months. WAGENER expressed their trust in us with a special statement: An order in a “double pack”.

We were also able to complete the CHC line ordered at the same time and deliver it on time. We delivered already a similar line five years prior to that, but for the new order we once again focused on flexibility: The closure feeds are now carried out through robotics, this allows to change to new items much faster.

“groninger always meets the ever-increasing demands. We appreciate the mutual trust and our many years of cooperation as colleagues. We know what we get from groninger: robust, stable running lines, which are ideally suited to our requirements as a contract filler. “ Markus Wagener.

We look forward to continuing to trustfully work with WAGENER!

The solutions

It is very important to us to respond specifically to our clients’ requirements and to offer them the right solutions for their problems.

For WAGENER we were able to score with proven groninger features:

  • Our Quickconnect technology enables easy, guided and tool-free changeovers with time savings of up to 60%.
  • Combifill allows WAGENER to be flexible: The technology makes it possible to process a wide variety of products flexibly, consequently, reducing not only time but also costs.

In the future, the entire line will be able to process almost all relevant formats in the field of filling cosmetic products. Depending on the container’s diameter, the filling system used (filling volumes between 5 and 1,000 ml are feasible) and the number of closures, the machine is capable of achieving a production output of up to 120 products per minute.

“We look very much forward to offering this unique combination of flexibility and quality to our well-known customers in future.” Jan-Hendrik Wagener, Sales and Marketing Director at WAGENER & CO. GmbH.

Our groninger line was initially supplied with a set of format parts to fill cleaning foam. Should production change to another product, the customer should be able to very flexibly install his own format parts on the line.

Highlights

Maximum flexibility, faster response times, lower format part costs and easy changeover: These are essential aspects that speak for the use of our proven robotics to sort closures. Depending on line setup, it is possible to process up to two different closure components, e.g., a pump, a dispenser, a screw closure or a cap. The material supply bunkers were arranged in such a way that they can be filled easily and ergonomically.

We look very much forward to offering this unique combination of flexibility and quality to our well-known customers in future.

Jan-Hendrik Wagener
Sales and Marketing Director at WAGENER & CO. GmbH

We appreciate the mutual trust and our many years of cooperation as colleagues. We know what we get from groninger: robust, stable running lines, which are ideally suited to our requirements as a contract filler.

Markus Wagener
CEO WAGENER & CO. GMBH