Top this: How Domino’s packages its toppings 60% faster

Danielle Ohl

dominos-logo.pngAs a technology-forward company, Domino's was looking to make an upgrade.

Aging packaging machinery was hindering their ability to produce packages of pizza toppings in a quick and efficient manner. So they turned to Viking Masek for a solution.

Read on for their story.

Business Background

Domino's Pizza is a global leader in the pizza delivery industry, known for its focus on fast and efficient service. Established in 1960, the company has grown to become one of the world's largest pizza chains, with thousands of locations in more than 90 countries.

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Domino's has built its reputation on a commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction.

One of Domino's key strengths is its commitment to technological innovation. The company has continuously invested in cutting-edge technology to streamline its operations and enhance the customer experience.

Packaging Challenges

Domino’s was packaging their pepper and onion toppings on a very old bagger. Because of the packaging machine's age, they were struggling with sluggish packaging speeds.

"The decision to upgrade machinery was all volume driven," explains George Walters, Domino's Maintenance Manager.

Domino's knew their current packaging machine needed replacing and began their search for a simple but well-built design. Their goal was to find a servo-driven packaging machine with as few moving parts as possible. "The lead decision factor was the servo-driven applications," comments Walters.

Strategy & Solution

Being familiar with Viking Masek’s entire product line, Domino’s quickly zeroed in on the perfect solution: the VFFS M250 packaging machine. They combined it with a multi-head scale and thermal transfer printer to make a complete integrated packaging system.

Safety and quality are of utmost importance to Domino's, so the entire packaging system was also built to meet their washdown requirements and cleaning procedures.

Using the M250 to package pizza toppings, Domino’s is cranking out packaged peppers and onions 60% faster than before. They also set an all-time record for the number of cases produced per hour!

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