Tosca has opened an automated washing center in Dublin, doubling wash capacity per hour.
ATLANTA – Tosca, a global leader in reusable packaging solutions and pooling, has launched an automated, cutting-edge washing center in Dublin. Automation is the way of the future and crucial to achieving a smooth supply chain, minimizing the challenges of hiring and maintaining the manual workforce in a very competitive market.
Tosca’s innovative washing facility can process 5,000 reusable plastic containers (RPCs) per hour, more than twice the throughput of the standard line. The state-of-art equipment allows for operations to be handled with hardly any human interference. With less than four people, the dirty foldable RPCs are loaded and stacked on a pallet on one end of the line; and unloaded fully clean, stacked, and ready to use on the other end without human manual labor. The food-safety benefits of reducing human touches on the washing line include reduced opportunities to introduce cross-contamination and fewer sanitary risks.
“Our new washing center in Ireland reflects our dedication to solving some of the most critical matters that the food supply chain faces, such as labor shortages, food safety, and environmental impact,” stated Adrian Dale, Managing Director at Tosca in the UK and Ireland. “With this new facility, we are pioneering a fully automated center to fulfill the needs of our partners in a sustainable manner.”
The brand new 86,000 square foot facility was built with sustainability in mind. The smart warehouse includes solar panels, LED lighting, and sensors to save energy. It features a centrifugal dryer, and the machinery conserves water by recycling it throughout the washing process. When RPCs come out of the rinse process to go through a closing device, they have less than one gram of water on them, residually.
“The opening of this advanced washing center in Ireland ensures our place on the leading edge of the industry and is future-proofing us to continue providing our partners the high-level service that they need to ensure their supply chain has available, clean RPCs,” concluded Mike Wasson, Chief Operations Officer at Tosca
Tosca (www.toscaltd.com) is a global leader in reusable plastic packaging solutions and pooling for supply chains. It offers growers, suppliers, and retailers a more efficient and sustainable way to move products from source to shelf with our unique ability to service the entire supply chain. With a robust portfolio of reusable assets, including crates, pallets, bulk containers, dollies and more, the company is committed to preserving product quality, reducing damage, decreasing environmental impact, and minimizing labor and transportation costs.
With a combined 100 years of experience as an industry leader, Tosca is committed to partnering with customers every step of the way, providing reliable and consistent service across markets with the resources and power of a global network and the collaboration of local service.