Digitizing and automating production lines

Winpak and Orfer have announced a collaboration to automate Winpak’s palletizing and pallet packing lines at their factory in Nastola, Finland. This collaboration represents a significant investment in Winpak’s ongoing digitalization and production automation initiatives.

The new delivery includes a modern, automated line with cutting-edge technology, featuring advanced labelling and quality assurance systems. Notably, the system includes an interface to seamlessly integrate the production line with Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs). Specifically designed to handle a wide range of products, including flexible film and boxed items for both the food and medical sectors, the system is poised to enhance efficiency and streamline Winpak’s operations.

This collaborative effort aims to enhance productivity, reliability, and dispatch quality while also fostering improved working conditions within Winpak’s logistics operations. The project, expected to be completed by mid-2024, will employ both Orfer and their partners.



Winpak and Orfer’s partnership dates to 2015 when Winpak embarked on a technological overhaul of their Nastola factory and introduced a new packing line. Orfer played a pivotal role in this transformation, ensuring the production line became more efficient and streamlined. In 2017, the collaboration was further reinforced when Orfer supplied Winpak with another fully revamped robotized packaging and palletizing line.

Leveraging decades of expertise in robotic palletizing, Orfer is enthusiastic about contributing to Wipak’s ambitious project. By upgrading the integrated pallet and box handling system, Winpak aims to elevate its operations to new heights of productivity and efficiency.

About Wihuri Packaging

Wihuri Packaging is part of the family owned Wihuri Group, a Finnish conglomerate with a long history dating back over 100 years. Wihuri Packaging Industry consists of two strong players: Wipak Group in Europe and Asia and Winpak in North America.

Wipak Group has been more than 50 years one of the world’s leading producers of packaging materials and solutions for the food and medical supplies industries. With 11 production sites across Europe and Asia, and an extensive retail network spread across the world our international team of nearly 2,000 employees is working together on our strategy to be the first flexible packaging company to reduce its CO2 footprint to ZERO.

Winpak is part of a global packaging group with twelve manufacturing facilities in North America. Winpak manufactures and distributes high-quality packaging materials and innovative packaging machines, primarily used for the protection of perishable foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals, medical and personal care.


About Orfer

As a family-owned business since 1970, Orfer holds valuable experience in secondary packaging and palletizing automation. Our long history in the industry has provided us with a deep understanding of our customers’ needs and challenges. When you work with Orfer, you can rely on our solid expertise when you require efficient and sustainable solutions to your business needs. We are committed to providing the best solutions and services, allowing you to focus on your core business.

We take our commitments to our clients very seriously and are dedicated ensuring customer satisfaction, efficiency, and sustainability. If you would like more information or a detailed discussion about our services and solutions in the secondary packaging and palletizing automation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Further information

Prem Pillai

Prem Pillai

Sales Manager

Prem works closely with his clients to develop the solution. Helping companies to accomplish their mission is extremely rewarding for him and he is always looking for more opportunities to do so. Prem is an Engineer with 15 years of global experience in Sales and Marketing, Projects, Supply Chain, Operations, and Business Development.

As Sales Manager at Orfer, he will be the first point of contact for Canadian customers to promote solutions and services, as well as customer acquisition and support.

Outside of the office, Prem enjoys dancing, travel, and badminton.

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