Part of a multi million pound investment, this high graphics machine is a Göpfert Evolution model and has a maximum speed of 15,000 sheets per hour. To ensure maximum productivity, the machine has been fitted with an automatic pre-feeder as well as end of line breaker and palletiser. The completed line can typically be run by two skilled operators.
“Installing this machine is just another step in ensuring we have mirrored operations between our Selby and Desborough sites,” explained Julian Freeman, sales & marketing director.
“The quality of print achieved on these Göpfert flexo die-cutters is outstanding and we have been very pleased with the start-up phase of the machine at Desborough.”
This is the third Göpfert flexo converting line to be installed in the UK by Rigid Containers, part of the VPK Group. In addition to the new line at Desborough, the company runs two Göpfert machines at its site in Selby, Yorkshire.
“We continue to invest in high quality flexo printing machinery to ensure we offer the highest quality printed packaging for our nationwide customer base,” continued Freeman. “We recently started-up a new Bobst flexo folder gluer at our facility in Limerick, Ireland and this was only a relatively short time after starting-up a similar machine at our site in Wellington, Somerset.”
“We have seen a significant increase in demand for high quality printed Shelf Ready Packaging solutions and this new machine is one of the most accurate flexo die-cutters on the market right now. It has enabled us to increase the capacity for die-cut packaging we can produce at Desborough and these accurately made boxes run efficiently on case erecting machines at our customers’ sites.”
“Rigid Containers has invested heavily in machinery and people over the last few years and this trend continues, thanks to the support of our parent company VPK Group,” comments Richard Coward, Managing Director. “Elsewhere in Europe, VPK Group shows its commitment to its growing customer base thanks to similar investments in state of the art corrugating and converting equipment throughout its network of wholly owned companies.”
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