Print specialists SMP Group PLC have continued their capital investment programme with the installation of a BCS BOXER - an automatic corrugated box maker with inline digital print capability.
SMP supply leading Supermarkets, Retailers and Brands with a wide range of Point of Sale printed materials.
The fast-moving nature of their business coupled with a highly diverse order mix, resulted in SMP having to store a huge range of stock sizes boxes and wraps. This occupied valuable warehouse space and invariably, the exact sized box was not always in stock.
In conjunction with staff from BCS, a thorough evaluation of box usage and waste was undertaken with the results leading to a cost justification to invest in BCS kit to produce exact sized boxes in house. The latest BCS BOXER with integrated inline twin head 2 color digital printer was selected and has recently been installed at SMP's plant near Woolwich, London.
Stephen Jepp, Operations Manager at SMP says, “The BCS kit gives us the flexibility to react quickly to the needs of our dynamic Customer base. We can produce the exact size boxes on demand and with the digital printer, we no longer apply labels to the outers. We are freeing up valuable warehousing space and saving money on our annual box spend.”
I have worked in sheet plants for over 30 years and bought a lot of machines. I am amazed with the quality of boxes our new AUTOBOX makes. The registration is excellent especially when producing jumbo boxes with high board grades. We also think the flexo print is extremely good quality.