Coding, Labelling, and Inspection in Food & Grocery

Realise the benefits of streamlined coding, labelling and inspection for your food and grocery business. With extensive industry expertise and advanced technologies, we can meet the unique processing demands of your business – whatever your product, whatever the size. 

Our robust solutions are ideal for the high speed, high demand processing environments typically found in the food and grocery industry. And because they are easy to use with a low cost-of-ownership, you can drive production efficiency, reduce waste and improve your bottom line. 

Flexible solutions for your business

Whatever your food and grocery product and whatever your business size, large multinationals with high speed lines to small family businesses with niche products, Matthews can help you select the most efficient and cost-effective coding and labelling solution for your needs. 

We have a range of technologies ready to code onto the many packaging materials used in the food and grocery industry, from Thermal Transfer Overprinters for flexible film to Small Character Continuous Inkjet Printers and Large Character Drop-on-Demand Inkjet Printers for paper and cardboard. 

Apply pre-printed labels to your products or print and apply labels seamlessly with our efficient labelling technologies. We also have custom-designed solutions to meet GS1 and retailer compliant pallet labelling.  

Meet industry requirements, with confidence

Today’s food and grocery businesses face increasingly stringent coding and labelling requirements, and Matthews can help you meet them with confidence. Our coding technologies can provide mandatory codes and labels for your retail packaging, secondary cartons, trays and pallets, so your products always have the correct date codes, batch codes, barcodes and nutritional panels. 

Eliminate coding errors

Get right code on the right product at the right time. Our scanners, machine vision and iDSnet software solutions will help you check code presence, label position, label ID and label match. 

Talk to our experts and find out how we can provide a tailored solution for your food and grocery business. 

Technologies

Weigh-Price-Labelling
Accurate, efficient Weigh Labelling Systems
Streamline your production line with weigh-labelling or weigh-price labelling systems from Matthews. Made in Germany by Bizerba, our flexible, fully automated solutions will accelerate efficiency in both food and non-food industries.
Check-Weigher
Checkweighing systems
Drive targeted cost reductions and more transparency with Matthews’ checkweighing systems. Made in Germany by Bizerba, our high-performance range of checkweighers make it easy to get greater visibility and efficiency across your production line.
Carton-Coding
Easy to use, robust Label Printers
Take advantage of robust label printing solutions for your business. Matthews’ mobile industrial and desktop label printers are designed to help you increase productivity and accuracy in your factory or warehouse.
Fixed-Barcode-Validation
Flexible Barcode Scanning Technology
Matthews’ range of barcode scanning technology provides everything you need to simplify and streamline your data collection process. From handheld and fixed barcode scanners through to vehicle-mounted computers, we have the right barcode scanning tec ...
Lazer-Marking
High Quality Laser Marking
Apply high quality, high speed permanent marks and codes with laser technology from Matthews Australasia. Perfect for primary and secondary packaging, including barcodes. With no consumables and easy implementation, Matthews’ laser marking solutions ...
High-Res-Printing
High Resolution Printing, On Demand
High Resolution Inkjet Printers from Matthews have everything you need to enjoy high quality, on demand printing for your product packaging. It’s never been easier to print crisp barcodes, graphics and text onto primary and secondary packaging.
In-Line-Labelling
In-Line Labelling Systems
With in-line labelling systems from Matthews, you can confidently and cost-effectively label your primary products. With versatile, modular designs, our in-line labelling systems are suitable for a wide range of labelling applications.
Metal-Detection
Metal Detection Systems
Make sure that every product leaving your factory door is free from metal contaminants, with Matthews’ metal detection systems. With easy installation and seamless integration, our systems are a reliable and cost-effective way to protect your brand f ...
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Next generation Label Applicators
Save valuable time, resources and costs of manual label application, with a Label Applicator. Matthews offers automated labelling systems with high flexibility to fit your business needs and products.
Label-Printer-Applicator
Next generation Print & Apply Solutions
Streamline your label printing and application with a Label Printer Applicator (LPA). As the Australian market leader for barcode print and apply, Matthews provides the right solution to fit your business.
Carton-Coding
Next generation thermal inkjet coding
Print exceptional quality codes at low cost with Thermal Inkjet Coders from Matthews. Ideal for carton coding and 2D coding across a variety of packaging even on high speed lines. Easy to use and implement, Matthews’ Thermal Inkjet Coders are a flexi ...
Simple-Alpha-Numeric
Reliable and Durable DOD Inkjet Printers
Discover low cost, flexible Large Character Drop On Demand Inkjet printers from Matthews Australasia. Our robust, low maintenance solutions are ideal for printing onto secondary packaging and timber & hardware products.
RFID_Tagging
RFID for Product ID & Traceability
Find out how Matthews Australasia can help you implement RFID technology for product ID and traceability. We have access to the most comprehensive portfolio of tags and readers across a broad range of markets and applications, and extensive experienc ...
Small_Character_Continous_Inkjet
Small Character Continuous Inkjet Coding
Transform your production line with small character continuous inkjet printing from Matthews Australasia. Whatever the packaging material or production environment, you can count on our CIJ printing solutions to be fast, precise and reliable – so you ...
idsnet
Transform your production line with iDSnet
Integrate your coding, labelling and other end of line packaging equipment for a more streamlined operation. With Matthews’ iDSnet, you can gain visibility and control across the line, manage all product data centrally, and feed in data to achieve tr ...
Used-By-Date
TTO Printing for Flexible Packaging
Produce crisp and durable printing for your flexible packaging and labels with Thermal Transfer Overprinting from Matthews Australasia. Excellent for high-density barcodes and labels that require longevity. Perfect for cost-effective packaging by usi ...
Vision-inspection
Vision Inspection Systems
Inspect product quality in real-time with Matthews’ vision inspection systems. Our standalone and integrated vision solutions are designed to help you make your packaging process leaner, more profitable and more reliable, so you can gain a sustainabl ...

Applications

Weigh-Price-Labelling
Accurate Weigh Labelling for Products & Cartons
Automatic weigh labelling and weigh-price labelling from Matthews Australasia for high-speed inline or standalone weighing, label printing and application. Advanced weighing and printing technology streamlines your processes and improves accuracy.
Complex-Logo
Branding and marking solutions, built to last
Take advantage of high quality, durable branding & marking solutions from Matthews. From medical equipment to heavy industrial goods to timber, Matthews can provide flexible, advanced technology that works for your products.
Carton-Coding
Carton Labelling and Coding
Matthews’ carton labelling and carton coding solutions are an easy and cost-effective way to get high quality, robust labels onto your cartons. No matter the production environment or line speed. Learn more about our Coders and Label Printer Applicat ...
Pallett-Labelling
Compliant Pallet labels that scan every time
Print and apply pallet labels that scan every time, with pallet labelling solutions from Matthews. With compliant SSCC pallet labels, you can speed your product’s time to market, enjoy better inventory control and save your business time and money.
Real_Time_Performance_Monitoring
Data capture for continuous improvement
Get real-time data to drive continuous improvement. Matthews’ data capture solutions can be fully integrated into your environment, giving you complete visibility and control of end-of-line packaging and inspection. Find out how.
Used-By-Date
Date and batch codes you can count on
Get precise, easy-to-read and indelible date codes and batch codes for your products. With Matthews’ years of experience and technology expertise, you have everything you need to implement compliant coding solutions you and your customers can count o ...
Metrics
Harness the power of metrics
Unlock powerful metrics from your production line. See exactly where and how to drive efficiency, reduce operating cost and improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Matthews has the expertise and integrated software solutions you need.
Vision-inspection
High Performance Vision Inspection Systems
Take a step closer to zero-defect manufacturing. Matthews’ vision inspection systems empower you to improve product quality, promote efficiency, and ultimately improve your bottom line. Discover the benefits for your business.
2-dimesnsional-Codes
Next generation 2D coding
Pack more product information into less space with 2D coding. Take advantage of the latest two-dimensional codes for your business. With Matthews’ 2D coding solutions, it’s never been easier.
Check-Weigher
Precise and Automated Checkweighing
Keep your product quality and costs in check with checkweighers from Matthews. Flexible, precise and easy to use, Matthews’ range of German-made checkweighers help you assure product quality and promote efficiencies on your line. Discover our solutio ...
Primarty-GTIN
Primary GTIN barcodes that scan first time, every time
Whatever your retail product, Matthews has the coding or labelling solution to make sure you have primary barcodes that scan first time, every time. As a GS1 Strategic Alliance Partner, we can help you implement the right technology to apply barcode ...
Ingredient-List
Print and Label Ingredient Lists & Nutritional Panels
With Matthews coding & labelling solutions, you have everything you need to add ingredient lists and nutritional panels to your products, clearly and precisely.
Ingredients
Product labelling that works for your business
Matthews’ product labelling solutions are designed to keep your production line moving. Our In-line Labelling Systems and Label Applicators are an easy way to get high quality, robust labels onto just about any product and in any production environme ...
Promotional-Coding
Unlock the power of Promotional Coding
Boost sales and generate brand loyalty with promotional coding solutions from Matthews. Find out how to print QR codes and alphanumeric codes onto your products. Matthews makes it easy and cost-effective to tap into the power of on-pack promotions fo ...

Solutions

Carton-Code-Labelling
Fully compliant Shipper Coding and Labelling
Ensure your shipper cartons include the right barcode and information to comply with retailer requirements. As a GS1 Strategic Alliance Partner, Matthews can help you implement the right shipper coding and labelling technology solution to ensure your ...
Multiple-Technology
MPERIA™ line controller
Control multiple printers across your production lines and packaging locations with MPERIA™, a universal management platform for Matthews print technologies. MPERIA™ is easy to use, easy to integrate and fully scalable. Find our how MPERIA™ can provi ...
Inspection-Solutions
Precise Inspection Solutions
Detect, identify and correct any problems before your products leave the plant. Matthews offers a range of advanced inspection solutions designed to achieve precision in your production line, so you can reduce cost, protect your brand and improve you ...
Product-Coding-and-Labelling
Primary Coding for every Product
Print retail barcodes, date codes, batch codes and 2D codes onto your primary product packaging. With deep experience implementing primary coding solutions across all industry sectors, Matthews can help you find the most efficient and cost-effective ...

Case Studies

Maipac
A high-end, coffee-capsule business needed a coding solution for its updated, environmentally responsible packaging, and to match its brand promise of high quality and giving end consumers ‘an optimised experience’. The solution also needed to delive ...
Wescobee Honey
Along with needing to print language-specific information on labels, Wescobee had also broadened its product range. This necessitated them needing a coder that could print on a wider variety of substrates and package sizes. Readability was an issue ...
SPC Ardmona
For iconic Australian fruit processor SPC Ardmona, efficiency is paramount — on the production line and in the supply chain. When upgrading its lines, the company depended on Matthews’ technology and integration skills for a solution that relies heav ...
AusFresh
Manual labelling processes were constricting productivity for one of Australia’s top antipasto suppliers. Matthews’ fully integrated solution, including iDSnet Portal, freed up a person a day for other tasks.
Bellis Fruit Bars
Driven by continuous innovation, Bellis sells two thirds of the fruit bars that Australians eat. When launching a new product in a growing market, Bellis chose Matthews, for solution simplicity and low running costs.

White Papers

Avoiding-recalls
How To Avoid Recalls Due To Packaging and Labelling Faults
Incorrect labelling is the cause of one-third of Australia’s food recalls. Between 2005 and 2014, the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) agency coordinated 586 food recalls. Of those, 32% were due to incorrect labelling, including undeclare ...
Inspection-Solutions
The Ultimate Guide To Automated Product Inspection
Product inspection systems, such as metal detectors, checkweighers, x-ray and vision inspection systems, can help ensure that every product leaving your factory doors is of the best quality, ticking all the boxes for consumers and retailers. At the s ...
Pallet l
SSCC Pallet Labelling
Incorrect pallet labelling is not only a pain to DCs and major retailers, it can be the cause of rejects — even if there’s nothing wrong with the goods loaded on that pallet. This paper covers what the major issues are and how they can be eliminated ...
packaging-optimization
How packaging improvements help optimise your supply chain
Packaging plays a valuable role in the marketing and distribution of products. This paper explores how packaging directly impacts the supply chain and covers how technology, as well as packaging design, can be used to improve supply chain outcomes.

Videos

Barcode label print and apply with barcode verification
Barcode label print and apply with barcode verification (youtube 1:00)
This video showcases printing and applying barcode labels on two sides on a high speed line using a Fox IV solution. The printer applicator is networked to the CIM making product changeovers faster and easier.
Barcode scanning and verification using fixed scanners
Barcode scanning and verification using fixed scanners (youtube 0:26)
Using industrial scanners to verify barcode presence.
Compliant SSCC Pallet labelling
Compliant SSCC Pallet labelling (youtube 0:27)
This video showcases compliant pallet labelling at a customer site.
Generic carton coding and labelling
Generic carton coding and labelling (youtube 0:55)
This video showcases outer case inkjet coding using drop on demand inkjet printing and print & apply labelling technologies. Drop on demand technology is ideal for carton coding, branding on timber, wood and for other industrial applications.
Managing Director of Chobani Australia endorses Matthews Australasia
Managing Director of Chobani Australia endorses Matthews Australasia (youtube 0:41)
Chobani was founded on the belief that people have great taste. They just need great options. That's why we started Chobani back in 2005 — to make high-quality, great tasting yogurt available to the masses. In just five short years, yogurt lovers ma ...

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