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

    Gravity Fed Carton Cutter

    H&C has developed the Gravity Fed Carton Cutter to safely and efficiently cut cartons, ready for removal by an operator.

    Also known as the Gravity Fed Box Cutter or GRA-BC,it utilises H&C proven de-cartoning technology to create a unit so simple and portable.

    Its portability means it can be moved around to different areas as and when required, providing a cost-effective solution.

    The H&C Gravity Fed Carton Cutter is able to handle multiple carton sizes, with a maximum product weight of 50lbs at a rate of up to 8 cartons per minute.

    A lift assist or vacuum lift can also be used in conjunction with the Gravity Fed Carton Cutter to remove the need to manually lift blocks.

    Key benefits:
    • Reduced labour – allows staff to be re-deployed to higher value work
    • Reduced manual handling
    • Elimination of operators’ use of knives and the associated risk of injury to staff
    • Best in class footprint
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