Wilkins Group, based on Colwick Industrial Estate, in Nottinghamshire, has invested in a new MK die-cutter to bolster its already strong fleet of equipment – and it is the first company in the UK to purchase this piece of equipment.
It comes as the family-run company, which manufactures packaging for most major supermarket chains, undergoes a multi-million-pound extension. This will add a further 50,000 sq ft to its headquarters and increase turnover – the last financial year saw the UK turnover top £46m, up by more than 20% year on year.
Justin Wilkins, Sales and Marketing Director, said: “As with any investment in machinery, it’s always exciting to have a new addition to our range of equipment. But the fact that we are the first in the UK to have taken the step to buy this MK machine, is just fantastic and demonstrates our commitment to innovate and our think-outside-the-box ethos. We are currently monitoring its performance, and hope to be a beacon of good practice.”
The investment comes a year after The Wilkins Group purchased a £1.1m cutting and creasing machine from Bobst, adding to the fleet of Bobst machines in its UK portfolio.