The pet industry is growing exponentially every day, and this is no surprise. In the United States alone over 90.5 million families own a pet. With such a large number of pets circulating in the country, this also creates a huge market for pet products, whether it be food, toys, or supplies. One example is pet training pads.
Pet Training Pads
Pet training pads, also known as potty pads, piddle pads, or wee-wee pads, are square or rectangular layers of absorbent material. The pet pad market is increasing due to a rise in pet adoption and rise in per capita spending. According to the American pet Products Association, in the United States, over 123.6 billion dollars was spent in 2021 on pet products, with 29.8 billion being spent on supplies such as pet training pads. Consumers are willing to pay more and more for pet care products to provide their pets with the best possible comfort, and it is imperative that companies’ setup infrastructure to keep up with their customers’ needs.
A rise in demand, means that businesses must scale quickly to supply their customers accordingly. There are many challenges however when it comes to scaling a production line quickly, especially when it comes to end-of-line production such as packaging. Pet training pads tend to come in many different forms, with varying case and pack patterns for each product. If the packaging production line does not have case packing machinery that is flexible and adaptable to different case patterns, it can negatively affect your brand in many ways. Lack of proper production equipment can decrease your brand image through poor packaging and product quality; in-order to accommodate the many types of pet training pads in the market, it is important to have a reliable case packing machine that is flexible, and accommodating to all types of product deviations.
Flexibility is an important factor that Edson takes into account when developing state of the art case packing machines. Edson has been developing case packing solutions for over 20 years, ensuring machine flexibility that can cover all case and pack patterns with ease. With an Edson case packer, companies can quickly adapt to changing product lines, keep up with the increased demand in the pet industry, and save on costs.
Here at Edson, we understand the challenges that manufacturers in the pet training pad industry have when it comes to packaging varying case patterns and products sizes. Machine flexibility that comes with an Edson case packer allows companies to position themselves for future success, and continue supplying their customers with quality goods.
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