A major investment to replace an aged printer has been successfully completed at Boxes and Packaging (Doncaster).
The DONGFANG Topra GD1628 has been installed and commissioned by corrugated machinery specialists M&K Trading Ltd, and produced its first boxes just a matter of days ago.
Machine operators were given detailed training and it is expected that full production capacity will be achieved shortly as a two-shift operation commences to cope with an increase in demand.
“The installation of this new machine has significantly changed the capabilities of the Doncaster site in terms of quality and volume,” said Stuart Clarke Managing Director Boxes and Packaging (Doncaster). “DONGFANG have a proven track record in the industry and our expectations are high in terms of what the machine will deliver to facilitate further ongoing growth at our site.”
The Topra GD1628 is a top printing machine and is capable of speeds of 10,000 sheets per hour and has two colour printing and rotary die cut capabilities. It boasts a maximum sheet size of 1600mm x 2800mm and minimum sheet size of 450mm x 600mm. The specification also includes vacuum transfer and Serapid quick-lock tool technology to vastly improve and reduce set up times. It is anticipated that productivity will increase upwards of 60% in comparison to the de-commissioned machine.
Derek Short, Production Manager at Boxes and Packaging (Doncaster) added; “This is an exciting time in Doncaster’s 40-year history and one which the staff have embraced. It has been a significant transition period to transform the capabilities of the business and we shall look forward to the next chapter with enthusiasm.”