In Turkish there is a common saying: “A tailor cannot sew his own patch” . As Denizli
Dunapack Dentaş Plant, we are happy and proud to have disproved this statement.
Being the oldest of the four Dunapack plants in Region Turkey, Denizli Plant has some set-
backs mainly due to lack of space in the production hall. The plant simply has outgrown its
design capacity. Unfortunately the readily available automation solutions in the market are far
from offering any solution to the ergonomic constraints of our factory layout. Nevertheless
our team had not given up on further improving the efficiency of our plant which is a top
consideration for all of us all the time. After careful internal planning and strong support from
our management, it was decided to produce our own tailor-made prefeeders.
The inspiration for this project came about during a plant visit to our Rodina plant in Bulgaria.
We had observed that the compact prefeeders in Rodina could also be suitable for our
Denizli plant. With the strong support of Rodina Plant, their prefeeders were studied under
the leadership of Maintenance Supervisor Recep Çakır. All design, mechanical and electrical
automations and mantling was done by our own team in relatively short period of time and
five pre-feeders(which we branded as Den-Feeder) were produced and installed with a very
Through this project we managed to eliminate a big safety and health risk, as well as to
reduce 1 FTE/shift/pre-feeder and to improve the performance of our converting machines.
With the confidence we obtained from this project we also produced a semi-automatic
palletizer, and a Drop-Test device all tailored to the needs of the Denizli plant complying with
the special design needs of its layout.
It seems we not only managed to sew our own patch but also created a beautiful value dress
for our Denizli plant.
Plant Manager of Dunapack-Dentaş Denizli