Smurfit Kappa Chelmsford has made a £5.5m investment in a Gopfert HBL 2.1m, which is set to significantly boost print capability along with material handling for their conversion production areas, leading to a number of tangible benefits for their customers.
Smurfit Kappa Chelmsford have established themselves as a high-quality post-print supplier to the retail and e-commerce sectors within the UK. The Gopfert HBL has been selected for its proven high-quality printing and machine reliability. Its highly productive, state-of-the-art quality control systems, auto print registration and colour control features enable high-quality repeatability ‘job to job’. Smurfit Kappa Chelmsford is delighted that this superb new addition to their site will also guarantee a reduced environmental footprint.
The machine will allow the team to achieve a high quality, cost-effective, and shorter lead time, making it an ideal option for any high-quality print requirements. It will also allow for an increase in customer supply collaboration in the group’s print division, as well as offer both reliability and repeatability throughout the process.
“We’re delighted that this exciting new investment will cement Chelmsford as a market leader in HQPP by delivering a no-fuss, seamless offering to our customers. With its additional capacity, we have no doubt it will broaden the sectors in which Smurfit Kappa Chelmsford can add value,” says Vic Marland, General Manager.
The introduction of the Gopfert HBL represents a significant investment for Chelmsford and its future – and this feeds directly into the broader strategy for Smurfit Kappa UK, especially in the Southeast of England. “We’re thrilled with how this state-of-the-art machine is going to introduce transformational change in our new print capacity and capability. It’ll allow us to increase our sales volume within a fast-growing and volatile retail and e-commerce market. This will allow us to take full advantage of market growth and build on our strategy for creating a robust and sustainable business for the future,” comments Dominic Price, Sales Director.