Investing in production equipment is a costly capital expense. At ATG, we frequently encounter companies questioning if the machinery is truly worth the investment, especially with the uncertainty in the economy right now. The return on investment calculations ATG presents are undeniably enticing.
The new return on investment calculator of ATG equipment breaks down: wages, hours of labour and employees required for operation. This makes it practical for any company to apply their current calculations and see the potential profit they are missing out on not using the bench-top equipment. This should make the decision a no brainer. A general example is outlined below.
Hand filling 48,000 bottles a month:
- 5 operators
- 800 hours of labour per month
Cost per bottle $0.25 and $12,000 per month in labour fees
RoboCAP Filling 48,000 bottles a month:
- 40 hours of labour per month
Cost per bottle $0.025 and $1,200 per month in labour costs
The metric to highlight here is the total number of hours allocated to filling per month. With hand filling, the team is maxed out on production for one specific product for an entire month. In contrast, automation allows for filling to be completed in a fraction of the time.
From the example of 48,000 bottles taking 800 hours of labour to fill reduced to 40 hours, this is a difference of three weeks’ worth of labour hours. The extra time that becomes available can be allocated for new developments, different product runs, or any other high-leveraging activity your company can invest time into. Additionally, the money spent per month can be reduced in labour cost and invested into other areas where growth potential is feasible.
Consider how the average week at a facility with hand-filling production proceeds. This is strenuous and draining labour as well as slow moving. That system fails to maximize time and employees’ intellectual capabilities because of the rigorous labour required to meet consumer needs. A company’s growth potential is strained as a result.
Do More With Your Time
In the time it would take to hand-fill an entire skew of products, five employees time would be maxed out for up to a month. The RoboCAP does not require advanced operators, or constant monitoring, giving manufacturing employees personal autonomy during production.
With the additional time manufactures have as a result of using automated machinery, production time can be used to fill more products. The RoboCAP is the versatile automated machine on the market, unlocking additional production avenues and capabilities all under the same robotic base. The traditional formula of one-machine-per-product is fading as a result. The machine requires different add-ons depending on liquid viscosities, ingredients and packaging that make it incorporate all liquid filling capabilities in one robot.
Leasing Options = Increase Cash Flow
An exciting opportunity ATG is now offering to existing and future clients is the ability to lease filling equipment. The capital expense can be far too great for purchasing the equipment out right, especially when markets and economies are in tough times. It is important for businesses to prepare and be recession proof. Cash reserves are a big part of this, with steady cash on hand, and good strategy, the more equipped a company will be to weather turbulent times. Our leasing option offers lowered monthly payments, consistent support, and reliable filling capabilities. Having top of the line equipment doesn’t have to decrease cash flow.
Technical Support and Automated Equipment
Additionally, an extremely important component to consider when purchasing any style of equipment is having access to in-house mechanics or technical support. Without either of these you will run into issues at some point during production that will set back your production schedule sometimes in major ways. From set up, to change over there are many technical capabilities that require attention to detail. Machine manufacturing companies can be confident in their equipment but not certain that there will never be any issues.
Therefore, at ATG we pride ourselves on having one of the best technical support teams. Customer service is of the utmost importance to us. We offer tech calls around the clock to guide you through any repairs and questions. From set up to support during production, our team is on the phone ready to assist you in any areas needed. Also, we do in-facility training anywhere in North America to ensure your team is trained and set up is completed properly.
Through increased efficiency and strong client support, companies can focus on their core activities, while reducing their labour expense. Thank you for taking the time to read and learn more about the industry of oil filling and ATG Pharma!
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