Curtis Packaging Investment

UK-based Curtis Packaging has installed a new Zünd S3 M1200 digital cutting table in a purpose-built area of its new 20,000sq ft premises in Redhill – a move from a smaller factory in Wimbledon that has cost a total of £1.3 million including new equipment. The cosmetic and beauty packaging specialist decided to move its HQ from a 1930s-built building to a space around 25 miles away which could be re-designed to meet its needs, from lighting to layout – including a new mezzanine level for the Zünd S3 table.

James Williams, who has been Managing Director of Curtis Packaging for ten years and has two decades’ experience in the printing sector, explains that he visited the Zünd UK stand at Packaging Innovations in London in September, where his company was also exhibiting, to chat to the team about the planned investment and expansion. “I had seen the larger Zünd machines, including the new double-beamed Zünd D3, at Drupa earlier in the year, but at Packaging Innovations I was also able to see the Zünd S3 in action,” he says. “We only needed a digital cutting table big enough to meet our needs and the S3 does everything we need it to.”

Curtis Packaging creates high-quality packaging mock-ups for beauty and cosmetics brands and so intended to upgrade its existing plotting table to one that could handle finer work, including intricate, delicate cut-outs on small cartons. Moreover, the business was looking for a supplier that could provide reliable service and support. James Williams continues, “We’d heard positive feedback about Zünd machines’ build quality and reliability but also its support packages. Sometimes things do go wrong and it matters how fast you get that support – it’s something we had struggled with for the previous 18 months, so it was important.”

Peter Giddings, Sales Director, Zünd Plotting Systems (UK) Ltd, comments, “The Zünd S3 has a modular design which can be easily upgraded or modified in the future to ensure the user always has the ideal machine to meet its needs.”

Zund S3

Curtis Packaging built a mezzanine level in its new premises to house the Zünd S3

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