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Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed / HQ: Ithaca, N.Y. / Employees: 200 / Specialty: Inspection systems / Mark Feher, business development manager: “We’re constantly developing new solutions for our customers. We have the willingness to take on unique applications and create solutions.” much of mettler-toledo hi-speed’s innovation is in food packaging, where it focuses its r&d resources. Check Please mettler-toledo hi-speed manufactures inspection systems for customers worldwide. by chris olvera Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed is a global checkweighing and inspection systems manufacturer, and is a division of the Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Division. Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed builds checkweighers, combination checkweighers and metal detection systems and other end-ofline inspection systems. Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed operates out of Ithaca, N.Y., and has been in the checkweighing and inspection business since the late 1960s. In 1981, HiSpeed joined Mettler-Toledo, a manufacturer of weighing solutions for laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. 108 WINTER 2011 While most companies have been hit hard by the economic downturn, Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed has been chugging along nicely. “We cater to almost any market – food, chemical, pharmaceutical and transport,” says Mark Feher, business development manager. “We’re so diverse, a downturn in one sector can be offset by increases in our other sectors.” Diversity City Creating solutions in the food industry can be challenging given the continuous evolution of retail packaging and changing regulations governing package contents. That’s why Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed needs to keep on its toes with the latest technologies. For example, it builds the conveyer belts that weigh packaged goods. “Our machines tell the plant employees if the net weight meets the label requirements,” Feher says. “Our customers need to know they’re getting the right weight, and they can trust us.” As food packaging changes, so must Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed. “Much of our innovation comes with the food packaging sector,” Feher notes. “As food packaging changes and evolves, we must change, too, and find new solutions. We have to keep up with our customers. Our goal is to work in partnership with our customers to ensure their lines are always running efficiently and effectively while complying with standards, legislations and regulations like FDA, HACCP, GMP and retailers’ codes.

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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2011
Global Strategies
Business Value
Freudenberg Household Products
O.K. Foods Inc.
DJO Inc.
CMC Biologics
Packaging Progressions Inc.
Denison Industries
Burr Oak Tool Inc.
Cambridge International
Certified Transmission
Elopak Inc.
Patriot Forge Co.
Aseptic Solutions USA
Comex Group/Frazee Paint
Fabrica Fine Carpet and Rugs
Munroe Inc.
Peerless Mfg. Co.
Canplas Industries
Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed
R.F. Hunter Co.
Ace Electronics
Advanced Fiber Technologies
Behringer Saws Inc.
Berger Paints – Trinidad Ltd.
DBS Manufacturing Inc.
DDH Enterprise
Deltak LLC
EVS Metal
Fisher Tank Co.
Hanford Pharmaceuticals
Hess Industries Inc.
Holjeron Inc.
Mid-Continent Engineering
New England Ropes
Ranor Inc.
SET Enterprises Inc.
Swaim Inc.
Total Electronics LLC
Weinbrenner Shoe Co.
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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2011