Finding skilled labour and complying with local labour regulations is becoming an increasing challenge, especially in and around the big cities where most FMCG production plants are located. Moreover, salary levels in the developing countries (especially within BRICS) are increasing to the point where automation must be advantageous. A high RoI with a payback period of less than two years can now be realised in these countries and whilst the cost of manual product handling and palletising is rising, companies such as CSi are working continuously to reduce the cost of automisation. With the continual advancements in technology come opportunities to reduce the cost price without changing the function or compromising the reliability of the equipment. There is a growing trend in the developing countries to want to try the newest technologies and to quickly reap the associated benefits. The world is shrinking rapidly and progress in technology is becoming available to all.
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CSi (www.CSiportal.com) is a global leader in product handling for end-of-line production and packaging. CSi provides a complete package from initial consultation and design to production, assembly, installation and commissioning. Furthermore, CSi provides all relevant services required throughout the life cycle of the installation. CSi maintains a strong market position around the world with a wide range of customers from manufacturers of fast moving consumer goods to members of the distribution and packaging industries. CSi has achieved this standing on the basis of the reliability of its products and services, standardised but with a proven ability to design bespoke solutions, together with its innovation and expertise, passion and drive, and total commitment to customer satisfaction.