"This latest series of investments, valued at over £3.5 million, is further proof that VPK, our parent company, has complete confidence in our market development," comments Richard Coward, Managing Director. "With the best in high quality flexo print capability, we will be in a position to expand our range of ‘stock and serve' facilities, especially as customers require more and more high quality graphics on their Retail Ready Packaging solutions." Mr Coward continues, "We have requested a very high specification machine from the manufacturers, and have opted for inter-deck dryers, which will allow us to achieve exceptional print quality on high hold-out White liners - this enables us to enter the high quality, decorative graphics market with real confidence."
The choice of the Göpfert flexo rotary die-cutter follows hot on the heels of other investments, namely a SuperNova2 speciality folder gluer line (manufactured by UK-based Andrew & Suter Ltd), and the addition of an E-flute cassette to the corrugator at Desborough. The SuperNova2 speciality gluer is designed to handle a wide range of board combinations from the most delicate litho laminated micro flute to double wall in a wide range of designs. A similar machine was installed at Selby recently.
Mr Coward concludes, "This round of investments follows the expansion of the Selby site a year ago to accommodate three more converting machines. We needed the additional machine capacity to allow us to significantly increase our ‘stock and serve' facilities."