Beamglow invests with a UK first

L to R: James Griffin, Beamglow Operations Manager, with Craig McGowan, Bobst UK & Ireland Area Sales Manager.


With more than 50 years of experience in high quality manufacturing of luxury cartons for the premium alcohol, fine fragrance and cosmetics packaging markets, Cambridgeshire, UK-based BeamglowLtd has confirmed its investment in a new Bobst Masterfold 110 gluer.

“We know that the industry will assume we’re investing in this technology for output and productivity reasons. However, the truth is that this is all about quality control and consistency of production for what are exacting market needs,” said James Griffin, Beamglow Operations Manager. “Luxury packaging markets demand acute attention to quality and Beamglow is proud of its record and enviable reputation for achieving high performance production. We demand perfection and minimise waste and errors at all times to effect just-in-time manufacturing. The new Masterfold investment simply adds to our ability to further deliver excellence in quality, service and support for our strategic customers.”

With over 150 employees, many with long service records, Beamglow has served the high growth personal care and luxury markets with a clear focus on delivering print and service excellence over many years. The Masterfold 110 follows a series of investments in the business, including an increase in foiling and die-cutting capacity to increase throughput and enhance customer care and satisfaction.

Notably, the all-new Masterfold 110 A3 is designed to run up to 700m per min, has a 15% faster set up time and increases throughput by 10%. This adds versatility in the types and styles of packaging Beamglow can handle. With operator safety also front of mind, the new design has a 10% reduction in noise compared with existing models.

Craig McGowan, Bobst Area Sales Manager, said, “This is a really exciting step for both bobst and Beamglow; it is the first machine of its kind to be installed in the UK. The model is highly configurable and has been tailored entirely to Beamglow’s needs in order to enable the solution to grow and adapt with their specific business requirements. Beamglow is clearly at the top of its game in terms of production quality and this investment in high performance folding and gluing is a reflection of the company’s commitment to maintain that standard.”

Griffin added, “The business has developed significant expertise in delivering shelf stand out for our cusotmers and we are at the forefront of our industry pioneering quality standards for the sector. We work in partnership with our customers to understand their current and future needs and recognise that continual investment in our assets drives our market leading position. This new investment, with its game-changing focus on production quality and consistency, will give us the peace of mind that we can continue to drive our standards even higher whilst maintaining our manufacturing flexibility.”


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