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Foodmach Flex
A new way to upgrade your production line

A new way to upgrade your production line

Manufacturers are on a never-ending mission to optimise production and reduce costs. One of the best ways to do this is by upgrading equipment.

But as a manufacturer, you don’t really want to own expensive new machines. That’s not your end goal.

You just want results.

Foodmach FLEX is a way for manufacturers to access end-of-line packaging equipment with minimal upfront capital expense.

It is essentially finance of equipment based on output; a performance-based financing platform.

The Machinery-as-a-Service (MaaS) financing model has long been used by makers of office equipment, medical devices and jet engines.

It is proven and trusted, and now it can help Australia’s FMCG manufacturers compete in our increasingly tough business environment.

Rather than paying for the outright equipment purchase, you only pay for the successful output of the equipment. Ongoing maintenance and machine reliability are Foodmach’s responsibility.

It’s like a pay-as-you-go arrangement, made possible by the arrival of IoT technologies such as blockchain and cloud-based computing.

The major benefit for you is that the responsibility for machine performance is all on Foodmach.

So why Foodmach Flex in particular?

MaaS and the ‘smart’, digitalised factory go together. Foodmach is at the forefront of smart factory implementation in Australia—in fact, we’ve won awards for it.

Data capture is central to the Machinery-as-a-Service model. Using blockchain technology and cloud-based computing, machine data is validated and transactional payments are calculated.

It’s safe, secure and flexible according to your needs.

But you need an expert in line integration and data capture to set it up the right way.

Top 5 Benefits of Foodmach Flex:

  1. Capital expenditure is significantly reduced or entirely eliminated.

  2. You carry no risk around machine performance. Foodmach retains ownership and therefore the risk associated with the equipment.

  3. Maintenance cost management is simplified and virtually eliminated.

  4. We’re continually motivated to find ways to improve machine availability and output of quality products.

  5. We’re in a collaborative partnership—we only win if you do.

How it works:

  • Both parties agree on contractual performance targets and terms, which are then stored in a cloud-based and secure environment.

  • We design/build/supply and ship the equipment, provide start-up support, training and spare parts with no or minimal upfront cost to you.

  • Machine performance (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) data is collected by the machine’s control system and delivered to the cloud via a secure blockchain-based reporting system.

  • The cloud platform calculates and provides an auditable and immutable trail of the financial results based on contract terms and OEE performance data.

  • The execution of payment and audit of the financial transaction is all data driven.

  • You only pay for the number of cases packed or bottles filled on a per unit basis. If a machine fails to operate, or operates below expectations, then reduced, or indeed no payments, may be due.

  • If demand for your product decreases, so do the costs associated with machine output.

  • Constant machine optimisation is built into the agreement. Our income depends on it!

It’s a win-win-deal, where if we do our job, you improve your business and we both reap the benefits.

So, if you’re looking for a way to increase productivity without wiping out the budget, we're here to help.



Which machines qualify for Foodmach Flex?

Our entire range of: palletisers, depalletisers, case packers, stretch wrappers and even our face mask machines. We'll work with you to design and develop or supply the automation that works best for your needs. 

How long does the contract go for?

A minimum of 12 months, with no maximum timeframe. We’ll upgrade equipment over time as needed to keep meeting your production targets.

What if my requirements change?

If your production output significantly increases or decreases, we’ll adjust the terms and the supply of equipment accordingly. After all, our income depends on you having the best automation for the job!

How is the machine output count recorded and billed?

Blockchain technology is the backbone of Foodmach Flex. It is a secure and immutable digital ledger that logs machine output and calculates transactional payments. It is used to securely document machine data and execute monetary transactions in real-time. You can read more about it here.

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At Foodmach, our challenge is to put you behind the wheel of the fastest, most powerful production line solution possible.

One that gives you real-time information and gets you to the finish line first. We guarantee you speed—speed of service and delivery because we’re local manufacturers and do everything in-house, and higher operational speeds through better technology tailored to your exact requirements.

And we guarantee control—better project management control through a single point of contact and better machine control through the industry’s most user-focused operation and software solutions. We integrate all the equipment on your line and give you more live data than ever before.

Control over operational safety too, because we’re the safety experts and we make the safest machines in the business. We’ll even relocate your entire factory and get you safety compliant.

Foodmach is the fastest way to get control of your packaging line.

Smart factory controls
Pallet Stretchwrapper
Shelf Ready Case Packer
Bag Depalletiser
Palletising dairy
Industry 4.0
Inspection systems for bottles
Coding and Labelling

'Industry 4.0 is the future. Foodmach are right at the cutting edge... a great partner to take you on that journey.'

Project Director, DuluxGroup