The investment comes during a strong period of growth and increased demand for the company’s products. Simply Cartons produces luxury packaging for some of the world’s biggest brands in markets as diverse as food, cosmetics, confectionery and beverages. Scheduled for installation from February, the two new presses, in new black livery, will join an existing Rapida 106 six-plus double coater.
Craig Mather, Chief Executive, says, “Having been through significant growth over the last couple of years, we needed to continue to look to the future and further potential growth with our existing customer base. To ensure we can continue to provide the best service and support to our customers we must be at the forefront of technological advances, packaging trends and environmental change. Working towards this goal, we have invested heavily in the latest technology and sustainable practices within the business. In 2019 we installed solar panels on the roofs of all of our sites to aid our CO2 reduction targets. Alongside this, we have been working closely with the World Land Trust to offer carbon balanced products to our customer, which is aimed at having the same impact.”
He continues, “The investment in the two new Koenig & Bauer 106 presses follows the trend in sustainability focussed objectives. Not only will they give us the technological advances we need to remain competitive and provide the innovation our industry feeds upon, but the new machines are also 30% more efficient than our current fleet. Sustainability, alongside innovation, is at the forefront of our objectives as a company. We understand the requirements of our customers, and this helps to drive key decisions within the business such as this investment. Working with Koenig & Bauer over the last few years has enabled us to push the boundaries of what is possible today, whilst ensuring our commitment to the environment for everyone’s tomorrow.”
Chris Scully, Sales Director, Koenig & Bauer (UK), says, “We are thrilled that Simply Cartons has chosen to partner with us again for their new presses. We have built up a fantastic relationship since 2016 when the first press was installed and their business continues to grow. They constantly push boundaries in packaging and always stay a few steps ahead of their competition. The latest investments will enable them to continue this strategy.”