About Arla foods - Gotene mejeri
Gotene mejeri is one of Arla Foods’ 14 dairies in Sweden. Arla’s milk producing farmers both own Arla Foods and supply the milk for Arla’s dairy production. At Gotene mejeri, Arla makes products under several Swedish brands, and also cheese and butter products for export. Gotene mejeri was built in 1971 and currently employs 450 people.
In their daily work at the dairy, employees need to load the production machines with packaging materials for the finished products. The packaging rolls are too heavy and bulky for the employees to handle manually. In addition, the rolls need to be turned and tilted before loading which further complicates the material handling.
In order to meet Götene mejeri’s requirements of handling rolls weighing up to 75 kg, the best fit was the Lift & Drive 175P lifting trolley with a Squeeze & Turn lifting tool.
“Pronomic proposed a very good solution with a squeeze and turn function that could handle the heavy and bulky rolls. We need to handle these rolls on a daily basis, so this combination was a perfect fit,” says Jonas Björkdahl, technician at Arla Foods.
Götene mejeri acquired the lifting and tilting capacity for safe, ergonomic, and efficient lifting and loading of heavy, bulky rolls. In addition to the lifting capacity, the trolley wheels’ directional lock function facilitates the operation of the lifting trolley, enabling smooth and easy load handling.
“We couldn’t have managed without this lifting tool, as the rolls are too heavy to handle,” Jonas Björkdahl adds. Götene mejeri had previously invested in another Lift & Drive with Squeeze & Turn as well as a couple of smaller trolleys from Pronomic: “So we knew that Pronomic would deliver,” Jonas concludes.