Clinton, MO (PRWEB) July 04, 2012
For over 55 years, Champion Brands has blended and packaged motor oils, gear lubes, and automotive chemicals for its own brand and a number of Fortune 500 companies. Champion has recently increased its packaging capabilities from 2 oz. containers to rail car quantities. Champion promises a total commitment to quality in every aspect of the blending, packaging and distribution of its products.
Located in Clinton, Missouri, just 75 miles southeast of Kansas City, Champion’s 450,000 square foot plant accommodates more than 1.4 million gallons of bulk storage with convenient rail siding. The plant has 10 filling lines and an in-house blow molding operation to produce HDPE and PVC bottles. The facility also contains state of the art volumetric and net-weight filling capabilities.
One example is Champion’s net weight filling line that is capable of filling 350 – twelve-ounce containers per minute to exact weight specifications. Cans (or bottles)are de-palletized, labeled, filled, capped, sealed, coded, packed and palletized, with only 3 operators needed.
This line is capable of running metal or HDPE containers in sizes ranging from 8 to 32 ounces. The speed and versatility of this line makes it a high volume, cost effective solution for the many Fortune 500 companies that have product packaged by Champion Brands.
Champion has twenty-six blending tanks, ranging from 1,500 to 34,000 gallons, feeding an elaborate pigging system designed to prevent cross product contamination. Rail siding and tanker truck offload locations provide the versatility to receive bulk fluids in sizes ranging from 5 gallons to 26,000 gallons.
Champion’s blow molding operation has the capabilities to produce HDPE and PVC bottles in sizes ranging from 2 oz. to 2.5 gallons in a wide range of colors. Champion’s bottle production reuses its regrind material, essentially recycling otherwise unusable plastic.
Seven lubricant filling lines package engine oils, hydraulic fluids, specialty oils, fuel additives, and automotive fluids, including power steering fluid, brake fluid, and tire sealant. Each line has specific types of products that it can package.
Champion Brands has a state of the art laboratory. While the lab’s primary function is to test the performance of products before they are packaged, the lab also has the tools and test equipment to perform chemical analysis of fluid composition.
About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 55 years. Champion also produces and blends over 300 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion private label capabilities contact Mike Reddick, VP of National Sales, at 800-821-5693 extension 6239. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com