Confectionery packaging and processing automation

With its ever-evolving products being manufactured in a wide range of shapes and sizes, the confectionery industry requires flexible, fast and highly efficient processing and packaging systems.

The industry has a requirement for confectionery wrapping machines and packaging systems which operate at high volumes and speeds to meet retail and consumer demand. Manufacturers need to ensure any products are placed in both primary and secondary packaging in a reliable and time efficient manner.

The industry also needs efficient processing automation, such as cutting and product handling systems, to manufacture chocolate bars, sugar confectionery, or snacks.

Specialist support from Sewtec Automation

At Sewtec Automation, we provide turnkey automated confectionery packaging and processing systems. Our expert in-house team develops high-speed machines as part of complete lines to handle all types of confectionery.

With any candy packaging machine or processing solution, our goal is to improve the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) of the production line. We design and develop solutions with the core principle to increase productivity and enhance time efficiency.

From primary and secondary packaging to cutting and product handling technologies, we design and build automated solutions to meet your requirements. We configure our unique confectionery packaging machines to suit your manufacturing space and intended throughput.

We are also experienced in supplying confectionery automation which meets regulatory standards, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Goods Manufacturing Practice (GMP), 

Fast, efficient confectionery packaging systems

We offer a wide range of capabilities to develop confectionery packaging and processing automation which will enhance your production line.

High speed solutions

All of the confectionery automation systems we design and build are capable of running at high speeds to meet supply chain demands.

Primary and secondary packaging

Our confectionery packaging solutions operate efficiently to wrap and pack products ready for distribution. We develop primary packaging wrapping machines to enclose naked products within a wrapper, and secondary systems to enclose packaged products within containers, cases, or further wrapping.

Cutting technology

Our confectionery cutting systems are designed to handle products of all shapes and sizes. We implement technologies such as wafer cut and place, static blade cutting, rotary blade cutting, and ultrasonic cutting to give you the required result for your candy or snacks.

Product handling

To ensure your product transitions smoothly through the supply chain, we build efficient product handling systems for confectionery processing automation. We develop diverging systems, collations systems, aligning systems, and grouping systems to enable ease of transition of your confectionery products.

Case packaging machine

We supply customer-specific case packaging machines for the confectionery industry. These automated systems provide high performance and quality packaging.

Carton erector machine

For confectionery which requires a carton, our solutions can efficiently open, fold, and seal the packaging.

Case loading machine

Our case loading machines increase the efficiency of your confectionery automation systems when preparing products for distribution.

Assembly system

From continuous motion to linear and rotary formats, we design assembly systems to meet your floor space, cycle time, and confectionery production requirements. 

Track and trace

To apply unique identifiers at each stage of the packaging process, we design serialisation systems for confectionery production lines which allow products to be tracked and traced at any point.


To offer flexible and configurable packaging automation, we have a range of automated robot solutions to meet customer needs. We are able to integrate third-party partner robots into our turnkey systems, including ABB, KUKA, FANUC, Yaskawa, Staubli, and Schneider Electric.

Research and design (R&D)

To ensure your product and packaging is Design For Automation (DFA) ready, our in-house R&D team can advise you throughout the design process.

Confectionery packaging and processing case studies

Sewtec Automation has invented, manufactured, installed, and supported automated packing and processing machines for blue-chip clients within the confectionery industry.

Find out more about our experience in developing turnkey solutions by reading this case study on an auto-lidding machine for a world-famous confectionery manufacturer.