At H&C Automated Solutions, we are constantly innovating to develop solutions that can enhance efficiency and drive growth in your business.

When talking to our customers around the world, they have the same challenges in their processing businesses: labour, worker safety, hygiene and product safety and quality control. The most cost-effective way to address these issues is automation.

Our point of difference lies in our ability to develop and deliver custom solutions in response to each customer’s specific needs.

Drawing on our full range of equipment and integrating these with additional equipment from other suppliers, H&C can provide complete line integration and optimisation.


Complete line integration and optimisation


  • Vacuum bag sealing
  • Bag integrity screening
  • Carton erecting and closing
  • Weighing and labelling
  • Chilling or freezing
  • Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) for Cartons
  • Palletising
  • ASRS for pallets

  • De-palletising
  • De-cartoning
  • De-bagging
  • Scanning and quality control
  • Recipe management
  • Custom Solutions for the Fresh Produce Industry

    The horticultural industry is one that H&C has a long-standing relationship with.

    For suppliers of fresh produce we provide integrated solutions from carton erecting and packing to palletising and storage.

    For secondary processors of fresh produce we also provide a solution for the front end of operations, from de-palletising through de-packaging and recipe management to deliver produce ready for further processing.

    AiCo, H&C and Milmeq technologies have a reputation for reliability and simplicity of operation.

    The following products feature in our solutions for fresh produce packers and processors:

    Fresh Produce

    Carton Erectors

    AiCo cartoning equipment has been an industry leader for over 35 years.

    With a focus in the meat and horticulture industries, our equipment is known for its rugged reliability in tough environments and excellent return on investment.

    Our carton/case erectors can satisfy a variety of applications, from entry level equipment providing 10 cartons per minute to equipment providing more than 25 cartons per minute for high-speed, high-production applications.

    These machines are compact, fully automatic, incorporate a high speed hot-melt glue applicator and combine simplicity of use with flexibility.

    The flexibility of the erector is such that a number of options are available for the magazines supplying the cardboard blanks, both with respect to the quantity of different magazines and location on the erector.

    Follow the links below to view some of the options available or download our brochure for more information.

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    Carton Erectors

    Single Stage Erector

    The AiCo Single Stage Erector is designed for erecting chilled or frozen cartons.

    It is a single stage in-line glue system erector for forming both single side and pre-laminated double side wall cartons.

    The Single Stage Erector is ideal for applications requiring high speed volumes of erected frozen or chilled cartons.

    Options include:
    • Single stage erector for chilled or frozen cartons
    • Two stage chilled erector
    • HSC apple erector
    • Corner post erector
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    Carton Erectors

    Two Stage Chilled Erector

    The AiCo Two Stage Chilled Erector is designed for erecting single height chilled meat cartons.

    It is a two stage in-line glue system erector for laminating (glue fold over of double wall) and forming double side wall cartons. All side folding and gluing is carried out on the erector.

    The Two Stage Chilled Erector is ideal for applications requiring high speed erection of cartons.

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    Carton Erectors

    HSC Apple Erector

    The AiCo HSC Apple Erector is designed for erecting top and bottom HSC cartons typically used for apple packing.

    Its in-line glue system is used for gluing the flaps of the blanks. The erector will process and outfeed both the top and bottom cases ready for filling and lidding.

    The HSC Erector is ideal for applications requiring high speed erection of cartons, particularly in the horticulture industry.

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    Carton Erectors

    Corner Post Erector

    The AiCo Corner Post Erector is designed to erect corner post cartons typically used in the horticulture industry.

    The two stage in-line glue system erector folds the corners of the blanks and forms the cartons.

    The Corner Post Erector is ideal for applications requiring high speed erection of cartons.

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