Cargill, a multinational conglomerate founded in 1865, is considered one of the largest providers of food, personal holding, and animal nutrition and farm products worldwide. They operate in various businesses including food, agriculture, finance, industrial products, and services, and have a presence in 68 countries across five continents. And Dongguan Cargill Grains and Oils Co., Ltd. is a wholly foreign-owned enterprise established by Cargill in Dongguan.
In October 2013, TECH-LONG and Dongguan Cargill engaged with each other for the first time, ushering in a one year and a half technical exchange over the filling line of grains and oils. From the whole layout to each piece of independent equipment, the engineers of TECH-LONG and the technical team of Cargill engaged in discussion and research to find the best solutions for each technical detail. Finally, in January 2015, Dongguan Cargill and TECH-LONG reached an agreement and signed the contract for a combined filling line with the production capacity of 1,000 BPH for bottles of 20L.
During their discussion, the representative from Dongguan Cargill expressed stringent requirements for the equipment involved in the project. The emphasis placed by Cargill on the quality and safety of the equipment made a lasting impression on TECH-LONG. In terms of the products produced by the equipment, Dongguan Cargill demanded that all bottles passing through the filling and pressure lifting ring machines, along with other devices, remain completely undamaged. TECH-LONG adhered strictly to the equipment quality inspection process, conducting Factory Acceptance Testing for all of the equipment before shipment to ensure that all technical indicators meet the contractual requirements.
Given that 20L bottles are lightweight and thin, they are susceptible to damage from even the slightest collisions. Consequently, during the filling machine tests, the technical staff checked all bottles passing through the machines with flashlights to identify any damage. Only qualified bottles were returned to the machines for repeated operation and further inspection, ensuring that the final products were flawless. The Dongguan Cargill team was highly impressed with TECH-LONG's exquisite craftsmanship and strong sense of responsibility.
Safety is the soul of Cargill and also the DNA of each staff in TECH-LONG. Cargill demanded that all equipment must meet safety level 4, and some equipment must meet safety level 6.
In order to meet the high standards of Cargill, TECH-LONG has harnessed its advantages in technological innovation and worked to deliver perfect products in terms of equipment appearance, safety protection, quick change design, and process control . It’s worth mentioning that the project is the first high-speed, high-capacity production line in the domestic edible oil industry, which can process bottles of 5L and 10L, and realize the upgrade from 5L to 20L.
The project has been the "first" in the following aspects:
● It’s the first full-automatic pressure lifting ring machine with double lifting rings for 20L bottles worldwide.
● It's the first production line meeting safety level 4.
● It's the first inclusive production line delivering bottles from 5L to 20L.
● It's the first production line with the production capacity of 1,000 BPH for bottles of 20L.
Thanks to the unremitting efforts of the workers of TECH-LONG, all the equipment has passed the rigorous FAT test of Dongguan Cargill, as well as the installation and commissioning of the factory. At present, all the equipment of the production line is creating value for Cargill.