Project Description

Packaging of whole chickens in North America

Starting situation:

Our customer is a well-known company for fresh poultry in North America. The products are whole chickens with a product weight of approx. 2.5 kg. The products are currently packaged on an alternative machine.


First, the machine must deliver a high level of performance and throughput; secondly, there are high demands on quality and hygiene. The packaged products must have maximum shelf-life and optimum appearance. The protruding bag material must be as slight as possible.

Our solution:

In a prolonged process, we developed the layout of the packaging line together with the customer. Each line consists of a GK 862 B with timed belt function, shrink tank and dryer. The machines are successfully in use; the products look fantastic.