Bobst investment helps Simply Cartons to new business opportunities

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Packaging and design company, Simply Cartons, has invested in a Bobst Expertcut 106 Per die cutter to provide extra capacity as it seeks to develop new opportunities in existing markets.

The carton manufacturer, which works with leading brands and retailers in health and beauty, confectionery, beverage, food and gifting, has recently purchased a new warehouse at Bleachers Yard in Nottingham as part of its business expansion plan. The new premises are in addition to Simply Carton’s head office also located in the city.

Capable of processing up to 9000 sheets per hour, Expertcut 106 Per is designed to maximise productivity and optimise machine uptime, whilst at the same time reducing waste and costs.

It is the first time that Simply Cartons has purchased from Bobst. Paul Elston, director at the packaging company, commented: ‘The new die cutter will allow us to push the boundaries of what is possible for our customers. Our running speeds are expected to increase, whilst maintaining the overall quality of our products.

‘We deliver unique and novel solutions to our customers but this can only be achieved if we are operating efficiently with the best equipment available for the job. After looking at several alternatives, we felt the Bobst Expertcut 106 Per offered the best overall package to help us fulfil our wider business ambitions.’

The die cutter offers a range of features to maximise line efficiency and output quality. It incorporates Smart Feeder II technology for non-stop feeding and the dynamic Power Register 3 system which registers the die cutting to the print on the sheet, rather than the sheet edge, making it ideal for jobs where there is embossing or a critical print design. By integrating these two systems into one machine, feed related production stops are cut by up to 75%, resulting in reduced downtime and improved net outputs.

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