Good progress for Saica in Livingston

Saica Pack’s new state of the art manufacturing facility at Livingston, West Lothian, is progressing at pace, with installations nearing completion and operator training underway.

The new site will provide increased capacity and capability for customers using the latest technologies, whilst at the same time introducing sustainable packaging solutions to Scotland, in line with Saica’s commitments to the environment.

Construction of the site’s Fully Automated WIP is progressing well. It will deliver multiple benefits including energy efficiency gains, increased safety and full flexible storage. Installation of a new 6-colour flexo folder gluer is almost complete, and training of operators of the machine has commenced.

Work is also underway to deliver a new customer collaboration facility that allows customers to spend time with Saica’s designers and innovation project managers and walk out with a physical printed conceptual design all in the same day, giving customers the ability to visualise designs in 3D. This facility will enhance Saica’s ability to provide complete ‘end-to-end’ packaging solutions for its customers and will greatly enhance customer experience.

Further key milestones are expected in the coming weeks, as the installation of numerous machines including a corrugator, rotary die-cutter and gluers is completed.

Adam Haycock, Regional Director, Saica Pack Scotland, commented, “We are approaching completion on numerous key elements of this site with machine installations taking place and machine operator training getting underway. This will be a landmark site for Saica, using state of the art technologies to improve capacity and customer service while making a vital contribution to our sustainability goals.”

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