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Machinery Investment Project Concluded at Doncaster Site

03 May 2018

A major investment to replace an aged printer has been successfully completed at Boxes and Packaging (Doncaster).

The Dong Fang Topra AD1628 has been installed and commissioned by corrugated machinery specialists M & K Trading, and produced its first boxes just a matter of days ago.

Machine operators were given detailed training and it is expected that full production capacity will be achieved shortly as a two-shift operation commences to cope with an increase in demand.

“The installation of this new machine has significantly changed the capabilities of the Doncaster site in terms of quality and volume,” said Stuart Clarke Managing Director Boxes and Packaging (Doncaster). “Dong Fang have a proven track record in the industry and our expectations are high in terms of what the machine will deliver to facilitate further ongoing growth at our site.”

The Topra AD1628 is capable of 10,000 passes per hour and has two colour printing and rotary die cut capabilities. The specification also includes vacuum transfer and serapid tool technology to vastly improve set up times. It is anticipated that productivity will increase upwards of 60% in comparison to the de-commissioned machine.

Derek Short, Production Manager at Boxes and Packaging (Doncaster) added; “This is an exciting time in Doncaster’s 40-year history and one which the staff have embraced. It has been a significant transition period to transform the capabilities of the business and we shall look forward to the next chapter with enthusiasm.”

As part of the overall investment a new pallet press has been installed and additional work flow amendments to support the increase in production.

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