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

    Robotic De-Cartoning Cell

    The H&C Robotic De-Cartoning Cell is a flexible, small-footprint automatic handling system, designed to prepare bulk cheese and butter for processing.

    Also known as the Robotic De-Boxing Cell or DDRP-MB, it provides an all-in-one solution to de-palletising, de-cartoning and re-palletising or sending blocks to processing.

    Its capability to handle multiple carton or block sizes adds to its flexibility.

    Like other H&C de-cartoning equipment, this features a proven system to safely and reliably move the outer packaging and present an undamaged block every time.

    The Robotic De-Cartoning Cell improves operational efficiency to deliver a compelling ROI.

      Key benefits:
      • Reduced labour – allows staff to be re-deployed to higher value work
      • Elimination of manual handling and the associated risk of injury to staff
      • Reduces time spent on lifting up and product recovery
      • Improves hygiene standards
      • Waste corrugate managed effectively
      • Best in class footprint
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