The year 2020 has been a difficult one dominated by the pandemic. Even with increasing work volumes and fewer staff available, TOPCONTROL technology provided its hardware and software solutions to guarantee fresh products. The most challenging aspect in these times is to optimize the deployment of the personnel and to guarantee their safety. This implies a greater need for automation of the various operations in the food production process. The weighing, labelling and packaging machines must be easy to use even with a small number of employees.