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Amipak chooses Novacut 106 ER die cutter to support growth

Packaging Solutions

Foodservice and takeaway packaging specialist Amipak has made its first Bobst machine purchase as part of a major expansion and investment programme.

The London based company is scheduled to take delivery of a new Novacut 106 ER in January 2022 as it seeks to ensure it can meet current demand for its packaging and futureproof operations and capacity at its Croydon site. The footprint of the plant will double in size and machinery and assets will be upgraded or replaced as part of Amipak’s growth strategy.

Daniel Schwitzer, director of communications and sustainability at Amipak, said: ‘These moves represent the latest phase in an ongoing multi million pound investment in technology and modernisation of our production facilities. With the additional capacity, we look forward to introducing new packaging solutions for the foodservice market and enabling customers to benefit from shorter lead times and faster turnaround times.’

The Novacut 106 ER offers fully automated, in line blanking separation to streamline carton processing and removes the need to manually strip waste from die cut work. Operating at speeds of up to 8000 sheets per hour, the machine can deliver perfect in line stripping of delicate and light materials and its range of locking and tooling adjustment features ensure accuracy and precision, while supporting fast job changeovers. Importantly, the die cutter enhances downstream processes as its in line separation capabilities allow piles of blanks to be delivered straight to the next stage of production and automatically blanked cartons run more productively on equipment, such a folder-gluers.

Operating out of Croydon and Willesden, Amipak is a third generation family business that specialises in manufacturing food grade packaging with strong sustainable credentials.

Commercial director Josh Friedler said, ‘The Novacut investment is part of our long term plan to grow the business and ensures we continue to operate according to our core values of being efficient and sustainable. We will also be able to continue exceeding our customers’ expectations in terms of service and flexibility.

‘The new die cutter will enable us to respond to the rapidly growing and ever changing demands of the food to go sector. Our capacity, reliability and flexibility will all increase, while customer lead times and waste within the business are reduced. It is an exciting time for the business and we are looking forward to seeing the Novacut in action here in Croydon.’

Amipak conducted a thorough and extensive virtual testing process to ensure the machine was the right choice for the business.


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