Enhancing the Chocolate Industry’s efficiency with Avercon’s automation Solutions.

We understand that the chocolate industry has a wide range of specific packaging requirements. At Avercon, we listen to your needs and with our expertise we propose several options to address these needs. Our team of engineers collaborates closely with you to develop tailored automation solutions that align seamlessly with your specific goals.

Our expertise lies in optimizing throughput, ensuring precise packaging for individual or bulk packaging , and streamlining the production process for pralines, chocolate drops, and various chocolate bars of different sizes. By using cutting-edge technologies we empower the chocolate industry to achieve new levels of efficiency and productivity. Let’s delve deeper into how Avercon’s industrial automation solutions can transform your chocolate business.


Precise Packaging and Handling

With our technology, we ensure you that your products are packed, weighed, counted, labelled and palletized with precision. We specialize in creating stable packaging solutions that preserve the quality and integrity of each chocolate product. Whether it’s providing reliable case packing or developing customized systems, we strive to maximize throughput, speed and optimize the packaging process.

Efficient Stacking and Palletizing

Once the chocolates are packaged, our solutions integrate stacking and palletizing processes. Our expertise in vacuum techniques and in house programmed robotic systems with custom made picking tools allows Avercon to build palletizing systems to pack chocolate products onto pallets in a swift way. Additionally, we integrate pallet stretch wrappers that put protective foil around the stacked pallets, ensuring the products to remain safe and secure during transport and storage.

Advanced Technology Integration

Avercon is at the forefront of integrating cutting-edge technologies into the chocolate industry. We leverage servo drives, PLC, HMI into the PackML standard 2022 (Packaging Machine Language). This to facilitate seamless communication and precise reporting throughout the automation process. Our software solutions are designed to be user-friendly, allowing chocolatiers to adapt and configure the automation systems to their unique requirements with ease.

OEE and Safety

Overall equipment efficiency is calculated by multiplying the three OEE factors: Availability, Performance, and Quality. Machines are tested at the FAT and Avercon is proud to receive great results. Quality is top priority for every product that leaves our machine factory. Read more about safety.


We had the opportunity to collaborate with Godiva, a renowned brand in the Belgian chocolate industry. The aim was to create a compact packaging line related to the existing square meters. A packaging line that integrates Avercon case packing machines with existing extra machinery like check weighing, metal detection, printing and labelling.  Avercon succeeded and this unique combination allowed us to optimize the overall packaging line to fit within Godiva’s existing facilities in the heart of Brussels.

The trays with pralines were carefully stacked and packed into wrap around boxes. After quality check and labelling, the wrap around boxes were fully palletized with a compact robot palletizing system. With a throughput of 15 boxes per minute, the system employed roller conveyors, tray & lid configurations, and a specific lid applicator. The palletizing process ensured efficient and organized storage and transportation of the packaged pralines.

Read more: case “from chocolat case packer to total solution inspired by limitations”

For a chocolate drops brand, Avercon developed a comprehensive solution for packaging and palletizing 15kg bags. These bags had a unique rounded shape, requiring special handling and stabilization. Our team developed an innovative vacuum technique to stabilize the bags, enabling smooth and smart packaging.

In addition to the hardware, we developed custom software that was user-friendly and equipped with a Human Machine Interface (HMI). This software seamlessly integrated with the client’s existing IT systems, ensuring excellent communication and data exchange

Avercon was challenged to automate the packaging process for individually wrapped chocolate bars . There was the need to pack small, individually wrapped chocolate bars at a high speed of 750 pieces per minute. To accomplish this, we implemented a specialized counting system for efficient and precise feeding of the exact number of products into the packaging machine.

The system incorporated advanced, high speed servo driven counting mechanisms to ensure accurate quantities. One, 2, or 3 rows of the product are packed in the secondary packaging machine. A small and smart intervention with big impact.  

Machine safety is important to us. Our safety experts have attended the CSME (Certified Safety Machinery Expert) course, certified by TUV Nord, and successfully obtained the certificate. Our goal is to correctly follow relevant guidelines during the development, construction, maintenance and commissioning of our plants. In doing so, we always use the most up-to-date standards.

Risk assessment is started during machinery design. The aim is to assess as many hazards as possible up front the mechanical design stage and reduce them through design changes where possible. It is part of our sustainable approach.


In each of these cases, Avercon demonstrated its expertise in understanding the specific needs of each individual customer.  With our industrial automation solutions for various chocolate products. Whether it’s developing production lines with case packers, integrating quality check system and stabilization technologies, or designing user-friendly software systems, we strive to meet the unique needs of our clients. By partnering with Avercon, chocolatiers can count on us to achieve enhanced productivity, efficiency, and quality in their packaging processes, thereby driving their businesses towards greater success.

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