The machine, which will be the first of its kind in the UK, is due to be installed at the company’s Rawcliffe Bridge facility in Yorkshire. Installation is scheduled for January 2023, with the line being fully commissioned before the end of first quarter of the year. The line will feature a Dücker DPF Prefeeder and an Avanti Pegasus palletiser, both of which will ensure maximum uptime and throughput for this new four colour printing machine.
“We are excited to be able to unveil this latest investment,” comments Steve Moss, Managing Director. “We continue to position ourselves as one of the most sophisticated producers of high quality printed packaging, thanks to our dedicated manufacturing sites across the UK, including flexo pre-print, flexo post print and digital print. With this state-of-the-art flexo rotary die-cutter being installed at Rawcliffe Bridge, we are enhancing the positioning of this site as a producer of high quality post print corrugated packaging, and this major investment gives us ‘best in class’ when it comes to print to die-cut accuracy. Rawcliffe Bridge is our centre of excellence for Speciality & Transit packaging and this machine will assist us in further expansion into relevant Food and Pharmaceutical markets building upon our recently acquired BRC AA+ accreditation.”
Moss concludes, “We are delighted to be working with Koenig & Bauer on this new project. They have clearly made a name for themselves as a high class machinery manufacturer of litho offset presses for fibre-based packaging, and now also as a manufacturer of flexo printing machines for corrugated. We are proud that we will be the first plant in the UK to utilise the ChromaCUT X Pro.”