The family-owned company, which recently completed a deal to buy an adjacent 11,000 sq ft site at Crewe Gates Industrial Estate, in Cheshire, has purchased a VISIONFOLD 110 A2. It will handle a wide range of packaging including cartons, sleeves, 4-corner trays and litho-laminated work.
Craig Street, Director, said, “We have been thinking about investing in a new folder-gluer for about 18 months after gaining new customers and seeing existing accounts grow. In addition, as companies move away from plastic packaging, the demand for carton has increased. Customer service is a key focus for us and by investing now, we are demonstrating the importance we place on being able to maintain the high standards we have as we continue to grow.”
Street continues, “The new machine will complement our existing Bobst folder-gluer portfolio and bring greater flexibility and versatility to our production lines. We believe that once in place, it will save a lot of time in terms of make-readies and enable us to run some of our larger jobs to completion which isn’t always possible currently.”
The order for the machine was placed in the week before the UK went into lockdown due Covid-19. Jaymar has continued to meet customer demand by splitting shifts and introducing a night shift to maintain social distancing among employees, as well as implementing working from home where possible. The company has also donated hundreds of boxes to Cheshire East Council to package food parcels for some of the most vulnerable in society
The machine is due to be delivered to Jaymar in September 2020. Street added, “Bobst’s technical team is always at the end of a phone to ensure uptime is maintained. As we already have three folder-gluers from them, we will be able to integrate the new one seamlessly into production with minimal training time.”