Case Study by Adelphi Group of Companies: Zep UK Ltd

Case Study by Adelphi Group of Companies: Zep UK Ltd

Adelphi Group of Companies (United Kingdom) - Reduced operational spend and increased profitability for Zep UK Ltd.

Zep has been a leader in auxiliary chemicals for both civil and industrial maintenance since 1937. Their products cover multiple sectors, including; Industry, institutional, food and beverage, water treatment, transportation and automotive, building and construction, professional cleaning and maintenance and paper, safety and equipment.

Their range of over 1,000 premium products are filled into 20 different bottle times, ranging from 100ml to 5L.

The Challenge:

Zep were previously using three very old filling machines which Operations Manager Mike Goodwin described as being “past their useful life”. These machines weren’t able to provide the required production capacity or the consistency in performance, due to regular breakdowns which were holding Zep back in their projected growth plans.

The Solution:

Adelphi Masterfil are pleased to have supplied two solutions to resolve Zep’s requirements; a S1000-A fully automatic 8 head filling machine, and a S5000-A fully automatic 8 head filling machine – both of which were supplied with Mastercap automatic indexing cappers.

Reduced Waste & Increased Throughput:

Adelphi Masterfil’s range of fully automatic filling machines include many features designed to reduce waste for customers such as Zep. High precision, exceptional filling accuracy of ± 0.2% reduces waste of Zep’s products, whilst ‘No container, No fill’ sensors reduce waste of the containers.

Quick-release nozzles enable tool-less changeovers in seconds, between different containers and products.

Mike says: “We have been able to gain the production outputs we were looking for, which has helped drive down operational spend and therefore increase profit for the business.”

A Trusted Relationship:

When asked about his decision to source machinery from Adelphi Masterfil, Mike said “I have used Adelphi Masterfil machines in previous employment and knew what the machines would be capable of. I also had a good working relationship with [Adelphi Masterfil’s Northern Sales Manager] Andy, and I knew he would understand what I was after!

Once we got the first machine in and saw that it could do what we hoped it would, we had no hesitation in ordering the second line. The fact that we have both lines from one company makes it easy for us to know who to go to in the event of any technical queries.”

“I would happily recommend Adelphi Masterfil to another industry contact. In fact, we had a visit from a potential customer last week, and I explained the benefits we have realised as a result of installing the new machines!”

Shared Values:

Adelphi Masterfil are proud to share many values with Zep, including integrity of service, product excellence, and a commitment to sustainability.

Adelphi Masterfil were named ‘Most Sustainable Packaging/Process Machinery Manufacturer (UK)’ – at the prestigious Corp Today Global Business Awards 2020, whilst Zep have achieved the highly regarded Ecolabel European environmental certification mark for their products and services.

Both companies are also proud of their ISO 9001:2015 quality certification – internationally recognized accreditation which guarantees high standards of operation and production.

Many Adelphi Masterfil machines are still fully operational over 30 years after purchase, and we look forward to continuing to support and enhance Zep’s production growth in years to come.

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