Bobst UK & Ireland has helped Amipak to boost productivity and streamline its processes with the installation of a NOVACUT 106 ER Autoplaten® die-cutter.
With the new investment in place since 2022, Amipak is now able to make use of its high-performance in-line blanking, which the machine accomplishes alongside cutting and stripping to produce perfectly stacked and counted batches.
The new machine gives Amipak greater flexibility and volume on its die-cut packaging line and is already yielding positive results for the business. Amipak has noted that the improvement in flexibility has enabled it to reliably take on larger supply commitments.
Craig McGowan, Area Sales Manager, BOBST, said, “For many packaging converters looking to excel in a volume and speed-focused market, in-line blank separation can prove difficult and cost-prohibitive. It’s a headache that businesses don’t need. However, with technology and tooling from Bobst, in-line blanking can be made simple and effective, creating new heights of productivity by accomplishing more in a single pass.”
In addition to the new investment of a Novacut 106 ER , Amipak has also called on the Bobst training division to improve productivity on other machines at its facility. The decision to invest followed a programme of virtual trials using Amipak’s tooling setup, ensuring the machine would fit effortlessly into the company’s existing workflows.
Josh Friedler, Commercial Director, Amipak, adds, “Part of what makes Amipak such a force in the food-grade packaging market is being responsive to the changing needs of our customers, both in the long term and on a daily basis. Our business is continually growing in capability and revenue, and the installation of our new Novacut 106 ER means we can further streamline our operations. Ultimately, the ability to blank in single pass runs gives us more speed and more flexibility.”
He continues, “With the support of Bobst, the process was simple. The installation and hands-on training meant our operators could hit the ground running, and we are already seeing the value and potential of our new equipment. As we continue to expand our business and develop class leading cartonboard packaging solutions, we look forward to further exploring how our Novacut 106 ER can drive value for our customers.”