Blog | 15-06-2022

Palletizing in the coffee industry

written by: Laura Schilperoort

Who doesn’t love a nice cup of coffee in the morning to get the day started? Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages around the world. Especially in Europe, coffee consumption is very high. Out of the top 10 countries that drink the most coffee per person per year, 9 are based in Europe. Finland is the number one, with an average of four cups per person per day!

The coffee industry will continue to grow in the coming years. Between 2021 and 2028, the global coffee market is expected to grow annually by 4.5%. This growth is a good thing, but it also leads to problems in the entire production chain. Not only in the actual coffee production where coffee beans are grown and harvested, but also in the coffee processing industry where coffee beans are processed, packaged and sent to customers.

Why automation in the coffee industry is important.

Some of the main challenges the coffee processing industry faces are:

  • Rising labor shortages
  • Increase in variety
  • High production demands

To keep up with this kind of demand, automation is of great importance in the coffee processing industry. It is now more important than ever to increase production output and become more efficient and flexible. So, have you ever thought of using cobots in your production process?

Cobots in the coffee industry

What we see is that the use of cobots in the coffee industry is becoming more popular. You can see great examples of actual cobot barista’s serving coffee to customers, but did you know cobots can help consumers get their cup of coffee in other ways?

Palletizing coffee with a cobot

One of the easiest places to implement a cobot in your coffee processing and packaging process is at the end of the production line. Cobots are very suitable for processes such as palletizing, as it includes repetitive and monotonous tasks that are very physically straining for employees. Lifting boxes filled with bags of coffee beans or cartons of coffee cups all day is a heavy task. One that a palletizer cobot can easily take over so employees can focus on tasks that require human skills.

Improve efficiency and quality with a palletizer

Implementing a palletizer at the end of your coffee production line can help you improve efficiency and quality. Some of the benefits of a cobot palletizer are:

  • Cobots can operate 24/7 and ensure continuous operation
  • They can easily be implemented in an existing production line as they have a very small footprint. There is no need to rearrange the entire layout of your coffee production process.
  • Cobot palletizers are highly flexible and can easily be reconfigured to adjust to different products or stacking patterns.
  • Cobots cooperate safely with your employees and are very user-friendly.

Hence, a cobot palletizer could be the perfect next step for your coffee production process. Are you ready to improve efficiency, improve quality of work for your employees and scale your business with a palletizer cobot? Read more about the Smart Palletizer; a flexible, compact and reliable cobot for the palletizing of your products.