Amipak invests £1.5m in new technology
New gluer latest to be installed at Croydon site.
Amipak has recently invested £200k in a new Brausse folding and gluing machine from UK and Ireland agent ipack solutions, for its growing range of carton packaging products for the food-to-go and out-of-home sectors.
The new Brausse Forza 1100 C6 machine, is now fully operational at Amipak’s Croydon site, and is the latest investment in technology and modernisation of its production facilities totalling over £1.5m.
“Investment is critical to meet increasingly growing demand for more sustainable packaging solutions, with the flexibility to match fast moving food-to-go trends,” explains Amipak Director of Communications and Sustainability, Daniel Schwitzer. “The carton packs we produce on this new improved line are often made from easily recyclable material and are pulpable or compostable in an industrial facility, which fits well with current consumer expectations.”
The new folder gluer machine brings the latest technology for faster running speeds, quick make-readies including memory positioning system for quick re-call and setting of repeat jobs.
“Fully operational from mid-January 2020, the new machine enables us to deliver the shorter lead times, with increased capacity, reliability and flexibility required to meet the fast-changing demands of this sector,” explains Daniel Schwitzer. “It is used to fold and glue trays and food packaging such as cake or food boxes, and in addition to reducing waste, creates the opportunity for Amipak to convert more glued products.”
This latest round of investments from Amipak have also included a new nested gluer, window patcher and shrink wrapper, plus refurbishment and modernisation at its Willesden site has taken place to add more storage space and a dock leveller.
“These are investments for the future of Amipak, enabling the business to increase stock holding while building on our consistent reputation for flexibility in serving our customers,” concludes Daniel Schwitzer.