Packaging Services to Complement Machinery Manufacturing
Browsing the Liquid Packaging Solutions website will give packagers an idea of the many different machines that are manufactured in the LaPorte, Indiana plant. From rinsers, fillers and cappers to truly custom equipment for unique projects, LPS focuses on building equipment specifically for the products, bottles, caps and other components of each individual packager. While fabricating, welding and assembling the equipment is a large part of the daily work, in order to truly offer efficient, consistent and reliable machinery, LPS also focuses on helping the customer both before and after the manufacturing process. By offering the additional services described below, LPS strives to be a partner with our packagers long after the equipment is delivered to the production floor.
Before the sale, LPS offers no-obligation consultation for those packagers that may need help identifying the best equipment or processes for their own business needs. LPS can work with packagers to assess needs by analyzing space, budget, automation, speed, product, bottles, caps and many other considerations. By simply discussing a project with a packager, LPS can usually recommend multiple solutions for any packaging project, as well as highlight the benefits of each, allowing the packager to make an informed decision when choosing the equipment for their needs. Depending on the project, LPS may visit a production site, produce a line drawing or simply talk through the project to answer questions or explain processes.
Once the best equipment is identified and a packager chooses LPS to manufacture that equipment, the manufacturing phase will begin. However, this phase includes more than just building equipment. Integration services allow the packager to procure OEM equipment such as labeling machines and coding equipment, that LPS does not manufacture itself. Integration allows the packager to acquire all necessary equipment without dealing with a multitude of manufacturers. The equipment will also be tested in-house to ensure it meets customer expectations. To do this, the packager's product, bottles, caps and other components will always be requested, to simulate the production floor as best as possible at LPS. Before being shipped, LPS will conduct a factory acceptance test on almost all machinery, giving the packager a chance to see the equipment working, ask questions and receive basic training on machine controls and operations.
And finally, after the equipment is shipped, LPS remains a resource for our family of packagers. Both installation and training are offered for businesses receiving equipment. Technicians can spend one or multiple days on the production floor with those workers who will be operating the machinery on a daily basis after setting up the equipment. LPS technicians will use this time to ensure not only that the equipment is set up correctly, but that those who will operate the machinery on a daily basis have an understanding of the equipment that allows for maximum efficiency on a day-to-day basis.
Once installed and running, LPS technicians are always a simple phone call away. Technical support is available during regular business hours, including phone calls, zoom meetings or, on those rare occasions when necessary, a plant visit to help troubleshoot, upgrade or add new machines. The parts department is also a phone call or email away, offering spare and wear parts for all of the equipment manufactured by LPS and many of the most common OEM machines used by our packagers.
While manufacturing is and always will be a main part of the LPS business, packagers are encouraged to learn more about the other services offered to become a true packaging partner with Liquid Packaging Solutions.