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Leicester welcomes machinery investment

29 May 2019

Boxes and Packaging (Leicester) has welcomed a new addition to its machinery portfolio; an Eterna Flat Bed Die Cutter which will assist in increasing production capacity and production efficiencies.

The Eterna PE1620SA-Extra was installed by M & K Trading, packaging machinery specialists in the UK, and will replace an aged machine that had come to the end of its lifespan.

“This was an ideal substitute for us with minimal disruption before and during installation, and maximum impact delivered thereafter ensuring we could continue to run the site as normal,” said Gregor Troup Managing Director Boxes and Packaging (Leicester). “It took a little less than a week to install and commission the machine; then we were up and running with staff able to implement their training and discover the full capabilities of the machine. The project has been run by one of the Logson Group Talent Programme participants, Edward Scobie, so it’s really been a group endeavour.”

With improved efficiencies in terms of setting times and production capabilities, the new machine will assist in giving extra capacity to integrate into future growth plans for the site. Capable of handling a maximum sheet size of 1180mm x 1600mm it will be able to support the core business of Leicester customers.

Eterna, which is part of the renowned Bobst Group, has a global reputation for reliability and quality. Operators received in-house training to ensure competency and efficiencies were realised from the beginning as well as safety and maintenance requirements.

“This is a great time for the team at Leicester who have been superb during the transitional period and our operators are very much looking forward to working on a machine that is so up to date in its technologies,” said Greg. “This machine will form a core part of our business operations and is a welcome investment in our ongoing growth and development.”

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