Your company is in danger! If you haven’t computerized operational processes of your food business, you need to act now! Industrial automation is the only way to survive. If you keep on relying on manual processes, you will waste many opportunities and restrict your business growth.

Develop special-purpose machinery for production to sustain your business operations and compete with the top players in the market.

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Okay! Let’s slow down. You must be wondering what industrial automation is and why your business needs it to flourish? Luckily, we’ve got all the answers for you. Keep on reading to learn about industrial automation and how it can benefit your business.

What is Industrial Automation?

Industrial automation refers to a technology that uses computers or robots to carry out processes with minimal human assistance.

Here are the top reasons why a business needs industrial automation to flourish:

Meet the growing consumer demand

The globalization and modern-day supply chain have rendered old manufacturing processes ineffective due to the increased demands of the consumer.

Industrial automation allows manufacturers to produce large quantities of products consistently to meet the growing consumer demand.

Using automated machines eliminates time wasted in training and learning curve due to employee turnover and ensure steady operations.

Once the machines are designed to work in a specific way, they don’t violate the instruction set and continue to perform repetitive tasks with the same efficiency.

Meet the growing consumer demand

Increase operating efficiency and resource utilization

The human mind isn’t designed to perform repetitive tasks, like assembling parts in a factory. Sooner or later, it leads to loss of morale and inefficiencies in their performance.

Automating labour-intensive processes can free up your employees to carry out tasks that are less mundane or more valuable for your company.

For instance, you can provide training to your production line workers to oversee the automated processes instead of performing a monotonous task that can be automated.

Remember, artificial intelligence isn’t as smart as you might think, and there are many complex tasks that only humans can perform, so it’s better to put your workers’ talents to the right use.

Moreover, automation will also eliminate human errors and mistakes, which is quite common due to a lack of concentration and focus when performing routine activities.

Consequently, your business will enjoy increase operational efficiency and utilize resources more effectively.

The increase in productivity through industrial automation will allow you to scale up your business and create more jobs.

Improve product quality and save costs

Automation virtually eliminates the chances of errors, which will yield better products and minimize wastage and returns.

Remember, machines cannot skip any step of the process. For example, forgetting to add a particular ingredient in a recipe mix requires a human touch.

In addition to the money saved from improved operational efficiency, businesses also save money due to less wastage and superior quality output.

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If you want to develop industrial automation processes for your food business, get in touch with CFAM International today!

Based in South Africa, we’re a leading food extrusion technology company that designs and manufactures world-class food and feed processing plants and equipment.

Our facility is equipped with state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing technologies. We can design special-purpose machinery for your business at competitive rates.

To find out more, give us a call at +27 (0) 18 285 1031 or send an email at