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Pre-packaged kebab in only four minutes

With Bilwinco’s multihead weigher, Kebco Kebab has the most effective weighing solution, which handles the portioning without problems - with weighing speeds of up to 1500 kg per hour.

Kebco Kebab Company AB focuses on quality. This applies not only to raw ingredients, hygiene, environment and service, but also to the production process. All production equipment is optimised, which means that the production of kebab slices, from forcemeat to the packaged product, is done in just four minutes.

Fast, automatic, contamination-free process

Based on our own innovative solutions, Kebco Kebab Company produced thin, uniform grilled kebab slices under the brand name "Jasmins" in an automatic, contamination-free process. The process from fresh to finished product takes only four minutes. Here, the meat is shaped, grilled and cooled down to -2 ° C.

The quick-frozen kebab meat then continues along the conveyor system to a Bilwinco multihead weigher for portioning. The multihead weigher, which is supplied by Scanvaegt Systems, has 20 weighing containers which automatically weigh and portion the kebab strips into portions of 1.500 g and 400 g. They are then bagged by using a bag machine. 

Higher productivity

"We are working specifically on optimising our production. To increase productivity and streamline the task of packing the kebab meat, we decided to invest in a Bilwinco multihead weigher. This has meant that we now manage a production volume of 150 tonnes per month", explains Alexander Karasar and continues; "At the same time the multihead weigher has meant that we have achieved a production improvement of 10-12% and can do without two people in production.

Challenge

  • Enhance the quality in the production process
  • The kebab has a tendency to stick
  • Streamline the task and increase productivity
  • Ensure a high-quality product
  • Avoid downtime

Solution

  • Optimisation of all production equipment
  • Vibration technology and distribution rollers on Bilwinco’s multihead weigher prevents the kebab from sticking
  • Bilwinco’s multihead weigher optimises the entire production process
  • Loma X-ray’s automated x-ray inspection quality-controls the kebab effectively

Value

  • Consistent products
  • Streamlines the production process
  • The Kebco Process is a total concept
  • Constant flow of kebab

Camera ensures rapid intervention

The multihead weigher system is also equipped with camera surveillance, so you can quickly intervene in case of problems. The camera is located above the multihead weigher and provides a complete overview of vibrator channels and weighing containers.

Extended quality control

Kebco Kebab focus on high product quality and, therefore, has integrated a Loma X-ray machine for automatic X-ray inspection of the packing line after the multihead weighers. This is where all the bags with kebab slices are checked and discarded if they contain any foreign matter.

Portions up to 1,500 kg/hour

When kebab slices are greasy and also quite long - from 100 to 200 mm - it can be a little cumbersome to feed and weigh the products as they tend to stick. But thanks to the effective vibrator technology and the special distribution rolls on Bilwinco’s multihead weigher, portioning now happens without problems with a weighing capacity of up to 1,500 kg per hour.

Operational Manager, Alexander Karasar, says "Where previously with the manual production, we could produce 170 kg per employee, today we have reached up to 1,000 kg per employee. The grilled kebab slices move along in a constant flow. Therefore, we are dependent on the further process being fast and efficient so we avoid downtime. With Bilwinco’s multihead weigher we have the effective weighing solution that is able to handle our kebab slices and keep production running."

 

  • Kg. per employee
    1000
Where previously with the manual production, we could produce 170 kg per employee, today we have reached up to 1,000 kg per employee
ALEXANDER KARASAR OPERATIONAL MANAGER, KEBCO KEBAB COMPANY

A growing business

Kebco Kebab Company AB was established by Managing Director Önder Tulunay and two partners in 1993. Since then the company has been constantly growing and currently employs 45 people.

Kebco was among the first in the world to produce grilled kebab slices. Önder Tulunay developed a unique machine that grills the kebab meat to perfection, after adding his own secret spice mixture. In 2001, they also launched quality assurance of production which ensures high-quality kebab meat. 

New development projects in the future

With their efficient production that focuses on quality, spices, process speed and production equipment, Kebco Kebab Company AB has created a total concept for the production of kebab slices. The company has patented this concept under the name "The Kebco Process", which they offer to other companies today on a franchise basis. Most recently, Kebco Kebab has entered into a franchise agreement with a German kebab producer.

  • 1,000 kg per employee
  • Production volume of 150 tonnes per month
  • Production improvement of 10-12%
  • Portions up to 1,500 kg/hour

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