Boxway Packaging Group has confirmed the recent installation of a new gluer at its Peterlee plant. The company needed a machine that would enable them to produce high value, bespoke, short to medium run work. This was to service both existing customers, particularly local to their area, and to target new customers requiring a fast, reliable service.
Managers from Boxway visited Kolbus Autobox in Houghton Regis for an in-house demonstration of machinery. They took a range of work with them including three-point double wall, two-point trays, and single wall die-cut work. These jobs were set up in real time and shown running. Boxway were impressed and placed an order for a Multi-Nova MN400.
All Autobox machines are manufactured in the UK, so delivery time was short. The new Multi-Nova MN400 was installed in one day with live product running on day two. Eugene Ward, Kolbus UK’s Multi-point specialist, undertook the commissioning and operator training. He said, “The wide range of jobs they had in place were perfect to show off the capabilities of the machine.”
Mark Barron, General Manager – Peterlee, Boxway, said, “Once our operators gained a satisfactory level of confidence, we started to push the boundaries of the Multi-Nova. We looked around for work we were currently hand gluing or was causing us problems elsewhere and were pleasantly surprised at the results. Most jobs went through perfectly well, saving us time and resource.”
Andrew Woollard, CEO, Boxway, said, “We are extremely happy with the service from Kolbus UK. They arranged a demonstration quickly, communicated through the build process and now post sales are undertaking additional training both here and at other sites.”
Arran Sethi, Sales Manager, Kolbus UK, said, “There is nothing better than to install a machine and have the customer discover that they can get so much more productivity than they expected. It’s a testament to our experienced engineers who know our product so well.”
Article published in The Packaging Portal