H&C Solutions


H&C began its journey to becoming a specialist supplier to the dairy products processing industry in the mid 1990’s. Our first dairy-dedicated system was designed to remove cartons and plastic from 20kg (40 lb) bulk cheese blocks being fed to conversion and packaging lines – proprietary technology that has been at the core of more than 130 H&C solutions installed around the world since.

H&C now specialises in designing customised solutions for handling bulk butter and cheese for further processing. Twenty years of dairy industry experience has shown that most customers have limited footprint space within brownfields operations. Height and/or floor space constraints necessitate the use of individualised solutions rather than sourcing from a limited list of standard equipment.

H&C differentiates itself by its effort to understand each customer’s unique needs. Listening carefully and collaborating with customers precedes design development and delivery of a fit-for-purpose, tailored solution.

We take end-to-end care, from initial concept development to final, on-site commissioning. H&C’s strength is that we deliver what is promised, not just during installation but throughout all years of a solution’s working life. Testimony to this strength is the number of customers who enlist H&C to help in the design and supply of subsequent plant upgrades.

Our ultimate vision of a “Lights-out, 365” operating environment enables continuous production without human intervention. This reliable, 24/7, round the clock methodology integrates a number of H&C’s advanced (robotic) systems, which include components such as:

  • 3 Dimensional De-palletising (3DD)
  • Block tracking and recipe management
  • Defect and foreign object detection (DFOD)
  • Robotic De-Cartoning
  • Robotic De-Bagging

Customers generate a compelling ROI when installing H&C automated handling systems, benefiting from:

  • Increased productivity due to substantially better “up” time rates
  • Reducing risk of staff injuries
  • Improved product quality by reducing product waste and improving yields
  • Enhancing brand reputation
  • Careful integration of new equipment with existing production lines
  • Only needing small operational footprint, especially important in brownfield sites