Amipak has invested over £200,000 in a new high performance Heiber+Schröder tray forming machine, to increase production capacity for its growing range of carton packaging products.
The new Heiber+Schröder CE 1560 tray former is now fully operational at Amipak’s Willesden site, and is the latest investment in technology and modernisation of its production facilities totalling over £1.75m.
“Investments like this are part of our long-term plan and a statement of intent to grow our business. We aim to meet increased demand for our sustainable cartonboard product range, with a flexible and customer focused approach,” explains Amipak director of communications and sustainability, Daniel Schwitzer.
“The trays we produce on this new machine are easy for both operators and consumers to use. They 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 tray forming machine can create up to 36,000 perfectly formed trays per hour and features the latest technology for faster running speeds, quick make-readies and operator ease of use.
This latest round of investments from Amipak over the past two years has included a Brausse Forza 1100 C6 folding and gluing machine, a Heiber + Schroeder Triple stream nested gluer, a twin stream window patcher and Kempner shrink wrapper. In addition, refurbishment and modernisation at Amipak’s Willesden site has allowed for an additional 1,000 pallet spaces and the addition of a dock leveller has greatly increased efficiencies in the logistics department – cutting some offloading times by 75%.