Westbury Packaging has recently installed a Kolbus Autobox AB300, Flexo print FP300 and Multicut MC300 with powered separation and air locks. They were supplied with 200mm and 700mm slotting knives for a more refined machine.
Managing Director, Ben Tupman, and head of operations, Alan Jane, visited the Kolbus Autobox UK manufacturing site in Houghton Regis. They were able to see the machines in action running production jobs from 0201’s to large tray/lids, and 0401 Maltese cross designs.
The increasing demand for bespoke packaging in short to medium run lengths was stretching Westbury’s existing short-run equipment to its limits and meant that they were taking capacity away from their range of volume machinery.
Alan Jane said, “We opted for Kolbus Autobox mainly because it is a UK engineered product. When visiting the factory, it was clear that they stock a huge range of spare parts available for quick turn-around. They have their own components site to manufacture any bespoke parts on demand. They also have a team of UK based engineers. None of the other competitors offered this service.”
He added, “Purchasing the Kolbus Autobox has enabled us to move several processes in to one, saving hours of set time each day and hundreds of pounds worth of tooling. The Boxmaker makes high value, difficult jobs much easier and faster to run. Since installation, we have run a huge range of products through the machine, it hit the ground running. We are getting even more out of it than we thought we would.”