VPK's production site in Oudegem, Belgium, has a new, ultra-modern machine. The case maker Martin 924 produces American boxes with 6-colour printing in a single pass. This means an increase in the total corrugated packaging capacity of 5 million m²
Nov 09, 2016
The printing of the cardboard is the first stage of the production process. Without the Martin 924, the printed cardboard needs to be die-cut, folded and glued by other machines. Thanks to the modern features of the new machine, a single in-line process is now possible: six-colour printing, die-cutting, folding and gluing with perfect quality at very high speed. The final result? Outstanding quality and competitive lead times.
The total investment project - which amounts to approximately 7 million - also includes the installation of a double-deck WIP and a second central pallet inserter. The supply of pallets to the various finishing machines therefore no longer needs to be done by forklifts, which is a big step forward for safety and for internal, logistics optimisation.
The new case maker will also ensure extra volume. The total annual corrugated packaging capacity will increase by 5 million m², or 2,500 tons, equivalent to 500 full transports.