Discover how nutraceutical market leader, Rain Nutrience doubled production capacity with MATCON IBC Blending Technology.
The Requirement to Grow
Since our launch in 2004, Rain Nutrience has seen markets change and demand for encapsulated goods increase. We identified an opportunity to bring the manufacture of these goods in-house and therefore decided to set up our own small-scale manufacturing plant.
By 2016, Rain had grown and moved into new premises to meet demand across the board. The bulk powders side of our operation was growing especially fast, specifically products like; proteins, sports nutrition and meal replacement supplements.
So to meet the increased demand for a variety of recipes and SKUs, we had to considerably increase our daily batch changeovers which unfortunately meant a voluminous amount of cleaning, manual handling and open processing. With costs spiralling due to production inefficiency, changes had to be made.
Working closely with Matcon’s Technical Engineers, we created opportunities to:
- Reduce manual handling
- Scale our manufacturing capability
- Maximise production uptime
- Accommodate rapid recipe changeovers
- Satisfy packing refill need
- Future-proof the system to handle the widest range of ingredients
MATCON IBC Blending Capacity
Rain worked closely with Matcon’s engineers to design a contained, flexible, mobile system that saved time and space. With our new system in place, we have been able to reduce manual handling and easily double our production levels.
Today, we use Matcon’s patented Intermediate Bulk Containers with Cone Valve technology to manage orders for even the most troublesome powders during our contract packaging process. This has yielded production efficiencies and a competitive advantage for our clients. We can handle any recipe requirement, now or in the future, at any batch size.
“The Matcon system allows us to increase production without the additional resource overheads or factory space. We can run larger batches and multiple recipes in one day, and we are now future-proofed to take on various new contracts” - Anthony Chatwin, Operations Manager.