Weedon PSC, the UK’s leading independent manufacturer of corrugated packaging, eCommerce packaging and Point of Sale (POS) displays, has installed a new Hong Jing gluer which will help to meet the rising demand for packaging for online retail.
The machine has been installed at the company’s factory in Hednesford, Staffordshire, bringing its number of gluers to three and increasing gluing capacity by 30%.
The new Hong Jing will produce 4-corner glued trays and crashlock boxes and also offers straight line gluing. At 2.3 metres wide, the machine is larger than the company’s existing two gluers, so it will extend the range of box sizes Weedon PSC can offer.
The Hong Jing machine will also handle double wall corrugated board (EB and BC), enabling Weedon PSC to manufacture larger and stronger boxes suitable, for example, for transporting heavier goods such as television screens, electronics and clothing.
With an inline taping facility for double-sided tape, the Hong Jing will make the production of book wraps and twists wraps quicker and more efficient. It will also increase the company’s taping capacity significantly, enabling it to meet the growing needs of the online retail market.
Peter Weedon, Group Operations Director of Weedon PSC, commented:
“The Hong Jing gluer is our latest acquisition to enable us to keep up with the growth in eCommerce. Over the last year or two we have introduced a range of specialised packaging for our online retail customers, which is proving very popular. We are now investing in new equipment to boost our output to meet the increased market demand.
“The purchase of the Hong Jing gluer follows the recent installation of a new high-speed digital printer and an additional die-cutter. Together this equipment forms part of our multi-million pound investment in the future of corrugated packaging.”
For further information in relation to this news release, please contact:
John Weedon, Managing Director of Weedon PSC, on 01543 423838.
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