SunSweet Growers, a north California bottler, was thrilled as its number one client hit soft drink pay dirt with line after line of specialty beverages. SunSweet installed a state of the art bottling room in its Yuba City California plant, that would fill over 750 bottles per minute!
The problem was that the bottle caps came into the plant in cardboard boxes. These had to be manhandled into the bottling room, lifted up three steps of a ladder and dumped into the capper orienter hopper. This posed production problems and potential employee safety problems from constant lifting of boxes.