Bobst to install FFG 8.20 DISCOVERY at corrugated cardboard specialist Manor Packaging's facility in Peterborough, UK

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Bobst to install FFG 8.20 DISCOVERY at corrugated cardboard specialist Manor Packaging's facility in Peterborough, UK

August 29, 2019 - 08:25
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MANCHESTER, UK, Aug. 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Corrugated cardboard specialist, Manor Packaging, is taking delivery of BOBST FFG 8.20 DISCOVERY - the first of the next-generation Flexo folder gluers to be installed in the UK.

A division of Fencor Packaging Group, Peterborough-based Manor Packaging has agreed a deal to purchase and install the machine, which will integrate into existing workflows. The flexo folder gluer from BOBST offers unparalleled flexibility and heightened efficiency to the production line, able to process up to 18,000 boxes/hr across a wide range of corrugated flute types.

Designed to be intuitive and bring additional value to the supply chain, the FFG 8.20 can be controlled with two operators and has a setup time of just two minutes. The machine is noted for consistent production speed, quality and accuracy, combined with a user-friendly interface.

Group Managing Director at Fencor Packaging Group, David Orr, commented: “A big part of our philosophy at the Fencor Packaging Group is continuous investment to keep pace with the evolving needs of our customers. The decision to invest in BOBST FFG 8.20 4-colour FFG for Manor Packaging is firmly in line with this thinking – it is a very impressive machine.”

“The investment will bring our capabilities to the forefront of our industry sector. We’re delighted to be teaming up with BOBST, a partner that can provide the right level of support for us, ensuring that we can optimise our performance and continue providing a first-class service to our customers.”

The FFG 8.20 DISCOVERY selected by the company benefits from a number of turnkey features that make it a flexible and reliable workhorse for packaging converters, including a Rapidset flexo print system, top rotary die-cutter with Posilock system (quick die-cut tool mounting system) and an automated Slotter.

Stuart Alvey-Taylor, BU Sheet Fed Sales Manager at Bobst UK & Ireland, said: “We are delighted to work with Manor Packaging to deliver the first 8.20 DISCOVERY machine in the country. At BOBST, we combine superb build quality with innovative engineering to ensure our machines are meeting the needs of packaging manufacturers both today and in to the future.”

BOBST provides a range of machinery and equipment solutions to cardboard manufacturers and packaging converters, with service and support that benefits from the company’s extensive industry expertise.

BOBST solutions combine a competitive price with class-leading running costs, without compromising on quality or technological excellence.