At H&C, 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
  • Mechanical De-Cartoner

    The H&C fully automatic, Mechanical De-Cartoner is the original market leader with proven reliability, highest throughput and safest design.

    Also known as the Mechanical De-Boxer or DC-40-16, it is specifically designed to remove cardboard cartons from 20kg/40lb blocks of cheese at a rate of 16 blocks per minute.

    The H&C Mechanical De-Cartoner safely and reliably removes the outer packaging presenting a de-boxed, wrapped block every time.

    The De-Cartoner uses H&C’s proprietary cutting and carton removal technology which has been improved year after year to provide unparalleled reliability.

    Key benefits:
    • Reduced labour – allows staff to be re-deployed to higher value work
    • Elimination of manual handling, knives and the associated risk of injury to staff
    • Waste corrugate managed effectively
    • Best in class footprint
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