Leicester machinery investment upscales production capacity
21 Oct 2020
Just a year after our Leicester site welcomed the arrival of an Eterna PE1620SA-Extra, it has been joined by a further new machine – a Dong Fang Topra AD1628.
This 2.8m, two colour printer die-cutter replaces an ageing YSF to bring added production capacity to the team that manufacturers corrugated packaging solutions across the East Midlands, Leicester, Nottinghamshire and beyond.
“This latest addition is a great investment for Leicester and one that was eagerly awaited,” said Gregor Troup, Managing Director, Boxes and Packaging (Leicester). “The team from M&K Trading ensured the installation was seamless, minimising down time, delivering training and ensuring the team were equipped with all the necessary skills so that full production could begin as soon as the machine was commissioned.”
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 almost 2.8 metres, depending on the design, and 9000 passes per hour, it will be able to support the core business of Leicester customers with extra capacity and superb print quality.
“Dong Fang has 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,” said Gregor. “Over the last 18 months there has been some significant changes at our Leicester site and combined they have enhanced our capabilities considerably.”
The latest Dong Fang acquisition is the sixth in the Logson group with other machines at Boxes and Packaging Doncaster, Manchester, Bristol, and two, at Jardin sites in Cambridge and Sutton.