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The Dinner Ladies Soup Up Production with Riggs Autopack in Australia- June 30th 2017


The Dinner Ladies, based in Matraville, New South Wales, Australia, was established in 2007 by two foodie friends who lovingly create and deliver healthy, tasty prepared and semi-prepared dinners to time-poor and health conscious families in Sydney and surrounding suburbs.

The Dinner Ladies’ comprehensive menu offers hearty family favorites and gourmet international fare, including soup, pasta, curries, sauces, pies, stir-fry and desserts.  Over the past 12 months, increased sales have meant that the owners, Katherine and Sophie (pictured below), needed to investigate semi-automation for several products that were proving time consuming and messy to deposit by hand using jugs.

They approached HBM Packaging Technologies, who represent UK depositor manufacturer Riggs Autopack in Australia and New Zealand, to supply a high quality volumetric depositor to effectively and accurately deposit hot soups and sauces containing large particulates.

Depositor trials conducted in the Dinner Ladies’ commercial kitchen using a Riggs Autopack Model 1000 Series 3 Depositor gave The Dinner Ladies confidence to invest in the semi-automatic machine that was designed and manufactured on a bespoke basis to meet their specific production requirements.

Katherine states:  “The depositor has been great! We are getting increasingly busier but our staff costs have stabilised, and we are handling product and finishing packaging much faster than we did before. The Riggs Autopack depositor is really going to help us take our business to the next level”.