UK based Affinity Packaging has invested in cutting-edge technology from Bobst to streamline processing at its plant and enhance customer service. The investment in a Novacut 106 E die-cutter is part of a long-term strategy to grow and expand the business into new markets and opportunities, while ensuring the quality and turnaround requirements of customers are excelled.
Based in Leyland, Lancashire, Affinity Packaging specialises in bespoke packaging and printing for a wide range of market sectors, from initial design concept through to final product. Chris Dew, Managing Director, said: “This new asset acquisition marks the next stage of our plans to take the company to a higher level in the market. For the past four years, we have focused on building the foundations to a sound, robust business by continually investing in our people, products and equipment. This has been highly successful, demonstrated by a significant increase in turnover and employee numbers – during the past 12 months we have created 12 new jobs in the region. We are now in a great position to enhance our levels of customer service even further by providing a faster turnaround and quality that exceeds our customers’ expectations.”
The Novacut 106 E offers high precision cutting and minimises the need for manual intervention, driving efficiency along the processing line and ensuring consistent quality to optimise the return on investment. Able to process 8,000 sheets per hour, it features a range of capabilities that have been incorporated to optimise machine up-time while delivering higher net output and highly accurate results.
Lee Blackwell (Machine Operator), Anthony Mould (Operations Director) and Chris Dew (Managing Director) of Affinity Packaging.