Box and Seal invests £250,000 in new machinery

Corrugated supplier Box and Seal has invested over £250,000 in new machinery this year as part of its continued expansion plans.

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Manufacturing made to measure corrugated boxes for a large variety of industries, particularly manufacturing, engineering, distribution and food.

The latest investment is a 1200 x 1600mm Eterna semi-automatic die cutter supplied by M&K Trading which will die cut up to 3000 feeds per hour with very short set/changeover times and has replaced two hand platens and a large percentage of roller press work.

Raimon Hartley, director at Box and Seal, told Packaging News this will increase the output of die cut boxes by up to 300%, which means the company can cater for today’s more demanding lead times.

The company bought Forton Packaging in 2014 which helped grow sales by 20% over the last two years.

The company has grown from a two-man operation 16 years ago to now having two sites in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire and Avonmouth with 50 staff and a turnover approaching £5m.

“The investment was triggered by ever increasing demand for mail order packs, point of sale products and shelf ready packaging,” said Hartley. “It will also enable us to run our existing work much more efficiently. This new machine and the strengthening of our sales team should help us achieve an additional sales expansion of around 12% next year.”

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