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Rigid Containers to install EVOL flexo folder gluer casemaker at Selby facility in the UK

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Rigid Containers to install EVOL flexo folder gluer casemaker at Selby facility in the UK

November 03, 2015 - 02:02

KETTERING, UK, Oct. 27, 2015 (Press Release) -Steve Roche, Site Director - Selby for Rigid Containers, has confirmed the company has placed an order for an EVOL flexo folder gluer. The machine, which will be equipped with four colour printing units, is manufactured in Japan by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). "We are really excited about this new machine," says Roche. "It is one of the fastest and most accurate casemakers in the world right now and we will be only the second company in the UK to take delivery of such a machine. It will allow us to grow our case capacity from our Selby site significantly."

Due for delivery in August 2016, the machine will be installed at Rigid's Selby facility in Yorkshire. Equipped with automatic pre-feeder and an end of line palletiser to ensure maximum productivity, the machine is a quick-set machine, meaning two jobs can be run back to back with minimal downtime. "The order for this new machine underlines the commitment of our parent company - VPK Group - to the UK market," states Richard Coward, Managing Director. "Having inaugurated the new corrugator at Wellington at the end of the summer, integrated ICS Europaks in Limerick into the Rigid Group earlier this year and now ordering a new casemaker for Selby, things are looking good for Rigid and we are looking forward to a great year in 2016."