Cocio Turns to Linx for integrated coding solution

One of the world’s best-known producers of drinking chocolate, Cocio, has been enhancing its production capabilities using Linx Printing Technologies coding and marking machines supplied by distributor partner ACT Logimark AS Denmark.

Previously, Cocio was using a range of equipment from several different suppliers, which resulted in high maintenance costs and large stockpiles of ink, solvent and spare parts. The equipment was also old and needed updating to streamline the company’s production facility.

Cocio required a system that was easy for operators to use and easy to maintain while keeping costs down, along with reducing the amount of ink and solvent consumption.

Cocio’s technical team researched to find a system that could offer a solution to the company’s production problems while providing an economic resolution too. Cocio’s Technical Director Bo Boesen explains: “We saw an advertisement in which the ACT Group offered a trial of a Linx machine free of charge.”

The subsequent trial period was a complete success with Cocio then making the decision to buy a range of Linx CIJ printers.
Additional printers were later purchased to integrate with new equipment for labelling of boxes on a production line. ACT Group again installed an inline solution using the Linx printers, which print two codes, without separating or twisting the boxes.

“This has given us a solution with high safety of operation and high print quality on our box line,” explains Bo Boesen.

More recently, Cocio wanted to integrate all the printers, so all could be controlled through one network and database to monitor goods numbers and order codes. This was implemented by ACT Group and included touch screens as the finishing touch to an effective production facility.

Boesen concludes: “The Linx systems have satisfied our expectations with regard to safety of operation and are easy to maintain for our operators. I can completely recommend these machines to other companies looking for new printer equipment.”