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Packaging line

  • A long-term perspective on your production facility
  • Alternatives for long-term equipment and production line investment
  • Ensuring that your investments will be in accordance with your company’s long term policies and general objectives

Detailed plan

  • Gebo Master Plan is a a long-term perspective on your production facility.
  • Providing management with alternatives for long-term equipment and production line investment, in order to achieve future marketing goals.
  • Detailing the phasing (scope, budget & schedule) of an expansion or modernization plan (3-5 years planning).
  • Ensuring an organization that every investment made within its scope will be in accordance with the company’s long term policies and general objectives.


  • Technical description of the proposed solution
  • Prioritization and general schedule
  • Detailed machinery selection, floor layouts and general implantation drawing
  • Detailed budgetary cost analysis per phases & disciplines
  • Detailed phasing of the production lines and schedule for each phase of the expansion
  • Marketing objectives accomplished by each phase of the Master Plan

Performance objectives

  • Improvement of efficiency
  • Increased production capacity to match future production needs
  • Rationalization of existing production
  • Improvement of production quality: less product rejection
  • Minimization of plant shut downs and interference on production thanks to accurate and prioritized scheduling

Functionality objectives

  • Minimization of changeover times, labor costs and maintenance
  • Improved line versatility to better react to market demands
  • Enhanced operations: ergonomic and safe workstations, easy access for material supply, safer machines, etc


  • One Project Manager: professional engineer specialized in packaging or process
  • One or more project engineers
  • Packaging or Process technicians
  • Mechanical / Electrical drafts people
  • Use of all the necessary resources and experience available from any other branch of the our group

Basic preliminary design and feasibility study

You are considering a project regarding your packaging line, whatever the scope? The basic preliminary design helps you translate it into different solutions and determine the best option before funding it and taking action.


  • Determine the relevance of the project
  • Define the perimeter of the project and its feasibility
  • Identify the key features to be addressed in the project to be successful
  • Translate the need for a project, funded or not, into different solutions and options


  • Precise and clear definition of the quantitative and qualitative project objectives
  • Project scope
  • Preliminary Budget
  • Resources
  • Technical description & list of equipment
  • Preliminary Planning
  • Estimated payback
  • Opportunities & Threats
  • Monitoring
  • Layouts of possible solutions and justification on preferred option

3D scan for brownfield projects

Conversion, restructuration, rehabilitation: secure your project!

As part of your equipment replacement or packaging line modification or re-engineering projects, our ‘Scanner 3D’ service range allows you to represent the environment of all or part of your production site.

The objective is clearly to work on and validate a project to integrate new equipment or to make a major modification on an existing production line, ensuring that the existing and future volumes work alongside each other, well ahead of installation of the equipment on site.


‘Scanner 3D’ is a digitalisation system using laser technology.                                  

  • Installation of the scanner on site to perform a precise 3D survey of surfaces and objects
  • Consolidation of the point cloud
  • Modelling of common parts
  • Modification/deletion of existing elements
  • Integration of new equipment from the 3D design drawing of the machine


  • Half the time of a manual inventory
  • Highly precise inventory, to the nearest 2 mm
  • Detection of potential incompatibilities and blocking points
  • 100% guaranteed solution thanks to the reliability of the data collected
  • View a 3D hyper-realistic 360° representation of your future installation

Detailed preliminary design

You are about to engage resources and budget in a new project? The detailed preliminary study helps you define all the key technical parameters for a successful project.


  • Detailed definition of the scope of work for a funded project
  • SMART approach: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-bound
  • Functional Analysis
  • Functional Specifications: determination of  the required resources and actions to reach the project objectives


  • Detailed layout
  • List of equipment and services
  • Detailed budget per discipline
  • Detailed schedule with phases: design, installation, start up
  • Project execution plan

Modeling and Simulation

  • Assess the real potential of the line by using advanced simulation.
  • Predict with accuracy the impact of new investments on the Return On Investments.
  • Verify line ergonomics.

Objectives for new lines

  • Validate design principles or options to estimate line efficiency probability
  • Show impact of lines on circulation areas and clear view of piping network

Objectives for existing lines

  • Evaluate the impact of the different problems observed on line efficiency
  • Determine which part of the line should be redesigned
  • Evaluate and quantify each proposal

Structure of a simulation project

  • Study of the plan (kick-off meeting)
  • Definition of the objectives: performance, capacity, optimization capability, comparative analysis
  • Preparation of the specifications and standard of experimentation
  • Determining of the necessary data and flows to be simulated
  • Determining of the assumptions for modeling
  • Preparation of layout and creation of the model
  • Check and validation of the model
  • Feeding of the simulator with recorded and treated data
  • Building up and testing of realistic "What if" scenarios (more accumulation, new machine with better availability, new machine with higher speed…)
  • Analysis of the results of the various experiments, data presentation

Proof of principle

  • Objectives: validate a technical solution on a test loop or achieve a custom development
  • Deliverables: customer container test in R&D loop, bench test, and report of the simulation results





Gebo Cermex offers the most complete range of automatic end of line machinery on the market capable of handling all types of packaging.

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