- Nov 10, 2003
Sriracha has taken our taste buds hostage. Every single year, the company behind the beloved hot sauce, Suk Sum Dong Foods, sees at least a 20% business increase.
The sauce of sun-ripened chilies, garlic, and sugar, packaged in a convenient squeeze bottle, adds spice to mask the horrible flavor of almost anything that would ordinarily taste like ass because it was botched by Gordon Ramsey's Hell's Kitchen TV show rejects: soups, sauces, pastas, pizzas, hot dogs, hamburgers, and chowmein, just to name a few.
Our local Wal Mart used to have these bottles, especially the ones with the wide mouth flat top but they were not there anymore. Their prices were very good too. <sad panda>
After all that robotic/mechanical manipulation on the factory lines, why do they use a human for the boxing? That seems like one of the less complicated steps. Is it also for QA or something at the same time maybe?
The project cost for automation of the case packing of those bottles would be approx $150-$600k installed, depending on the throughput of the packaging line.Depends on the ROI.
Maybe they're in the process of automating that too. Big projects take a while.