Jägermeister trusts in dynamic weighing technology from METTLER TOLEDO Garvens - METTLER TOLEDO
Case Study

Jägermeister trusts in dynamic weighing technology from METTLER TOLEDO Garvens

Case Study

The cult drink Jägermeisteris the very traditional brand of the Mast AG, world wide renowned for its instant association with two sympathetic stags and a wild "pub party" atmosphere with young adults.

Jägermeister has, behind its modern and trendy image, a very long and traditional history. The company Mast-Jäger­meister AG has been producing Jägermeister which is enjoyed in more than 80 countries around the world since 1935. The cordial Jägermeister is made from a total of 56 herbs, blos­soms and roots and has always been produced and bottled in Wolfenbüttel. More recently the Mast-Jägermeister AG opened pro­duction sites in Kamenz in Saxony and Witt­mar near Wolfen­büttel. The continuously rising sales figures prove that Jägermeister is an absolute market success with more than 81 million bottles being filled with the mild yet spicy cordial in 2007. This impressive number strengthens the company's position as the largest German producer of internationally distributed spirit specialities.

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The main focus is on quality control
Quality is one of the key factors to success for Mast-Jägermeister AG, a company with a very strong single brand. "Quality assu­rance is an extremely important subject in the Jägermeister production", explains Jens Rießen, head of the Kamenz plant. "Due to our strong brand reputation we are committed to making sure that our customers will always get the very best quality", continues Jens Rießen. At the Kamenz site in Saxony over 20 million litres of Jägermeister is bottled per year and since this modern facility commenced production the company Mast-Jägermeister AG has been relying on checkweighers from METTLER TOLEDO Garvens.

Jägermeister started production in Kamenz in 1996

METTLER TOLEDO Garvens supplied the dynamic weighing techno­logy for completeness checking in the end-of-line packaging process where the weight of cartons filled with either "1 litre" or "0.04 litre" bottles is verified. This ensures that incomplete cartons or those containing bottles with too little content are detected and rejected, preventing them from leaving the factory. Moreover, the weight check ensures that damaged bottles with leaks are immediately detected.

Mast-Jägermeister AG trusts in Garvens' innovativeness
Garvens checkweighers can be integrated in near to every production line as their design can be easily adapted to the given technical requirements of any production line. An exam­ple of this is where two weighing termi­nals of two separate "E Series" checkweighers, inte­grated into diffe­rent production lines, were installed side by side, remote from their weighframes, allowing for easy operation of both check­weighers from one position. A solution that was highly appre­ciated by the staff operating the Jägermeister production lines.

The XE3 is a very cost effective state-of-the-art dynamic weighing technology solution

An XE3 checkweigher weighing 60 cartons per minute is also in use at Mast-Jägermeister AG. In this application the XE3 can weigh products up to 6000g with an accuracy of up to 1g. The XE3 automatically rejects underweight cartons by means of a pusher, enabling the line staff to check the carton and replace bottles where necessary. This method ensures that only full bottles reach the end consumers.
METTLER TOLEDO Garvens checkweighers are instrumental in supporting the quality management of Mast-Jägermeister AG and protecting the Jägermeister brand.

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