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Simple Connected Automation for Food Manufacturing

All in one software for food manufactureres offering:


OAL Connected protects over 1,200 packaging lines.

Leading food manufacturers use OAL Autocoding to scan and verify the label, date code and packaging of over 7.8 billion products every year. 

We chose the OAL system because it’s a tried and tested solution that provides the compliance we need. It’s easy to use and has helped us focus by accurately recording line stoppages and identifying areas for improvement.
— Julie Rice, Technical Manager, Ichiban UK.
We have seen an approximate 30% rise in OEE on our line since the install of OEE.
— Andrew Horkan, Continuous Improvement Engineer, Wagg Foods (IPN).

Download our Guide 

Discover the five best practice steps food manufacturers take when starting a continuous improvement journey, and how you can easily implement them into your organisation. 

We’ve helped many manufacturers implement efficiency and productivity measures. Analysis of successful continuous improvement programmes has shown us that it’s critical to get the foundations right when building a performance-based organisational culture. But how do you achieve that, and where do you start? Download the guide to find out...


APRIL Eye Has Arrived...

Introducing APRIL Eye, the latest in Artificial Intelligence technology researched and developed to fully automate the date code verification process removing human error from a high-risk process in food factories. 


Latest FAQ's & Blog Posts


New Videos 

What are the Top 5 Reasons for Packaging & Labelling Errors?

Watch Faye Louch our OAL Connected Trainer explain the top 5 reasons for label and packaging errors in food manufacturing. 

Learn how by using Automation such as Autocoding and OAL Connected can help you avoid product recalls and emergency product withdrawals caused by these errors.  For food manufacturers, these errors can incur large monetary fines and a massive loss to brand reputation within the industry. 

To find out more about label and packaging errors, click to read Wayne Johnson our OAL Connected Manager's blog post. 


Latest Packaging Line Automation Video

Allergen control with OAL Connected

We can all agree that controlling allergens is more challenging as packaging has become more similar. It's much more diffucult for operators to spot the difference between different products with different allergen risks.

But with OAL Autocoding, we can ensure product is packaged correctly by proactively verifying and scanning every product to ensure it's in the correct packaging.

Find out how Bakkavor are using OAL's system to control allergens in this case study.


Latest OAL Connected Case Study

Increase Yield and Reduce Wastage with OAL Connected

OAL has helped one of the UK’s largest fresh salad operators reduce wastage and increase the efficiency of their packaging line with Autocoding an automated label and date code verification system and a legacy SCADA system.

Read the full story here. 


Latest Autocoding Case Studies

Fast Growing Bakery Secures Date Codes and M&S Code of Practice Compliance with OAL

OAL has helped a fast growing family bakery ensure their fantastic cakes and scones have the right date code and packaging. The OAL system includes label and date code verification (Autocoding) and expanded paperless quality and factory performance modules that have reduced unplanned downtime. Significantly, the system has helped ensure compliance with the M&S code of practice.

Discover the full story here.


Major Potato Packer Introduces Integrated ERP Automation to Increase Capacity & Flexibility.

OAL has helped one of the largest UK potato packers to automate their processes including full ERP integration to increase capacity by 30% and enable more bagging flexibility. The system includes label and date code verification (Autocoding) and full traceability to meet consumer and retailer demand.

Discover the full story of how they achieved a 30% increase in capacity here.


Download our White Paper

Learn the 5 common errors that lead to product recalls and how automation such as OAL's Autocoding software can overcome these errors to build positive supply chain relationships and secure your brand against label and date code errors.