Coveris set to invest

Spalding, Lincolnshire-based carton converter, Coveris, has confirmed a £3 million investment plan for its cartonboard division. The division, based over three sites in Cambridgeshire, supplies folding cartons for food goods in the UK and is set to benefit from significant investment to transform its operations with increased capacity, improved production efficiencies and modernised facilities.

The division has commenced a period of investment with site refurbishment, machinery installation, modernisation of equipment and an extensive staff training programme planned for 2017. The plan has been announced to achieve streamlined production, enhanced capabilities and better manufacturing processes, reliability and consistency, supporting future growth. Investments in equipment includes a Komori GLX 640C press, two Jagenberg Diana gluers, a Heiber & Schröder window patcher and an Iberica die-cutter.

Michael Marshall, Operations Director of Coveris’ paper division commented, “The announcement of the investment plan for our board division marks an exciting time for Coveris. Our immediate focus is that customers see the benefit of our investments with a smooth transition and enhanced operational performance. Long term, these investments demonstrate our commitment to continue as a leading and innovative supplier of board packaging to the food industry.”

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