Colwick packaging group invests £2m in new printing press

INVESTMENT: New KOMORI Lithrone GX Range printing press in use.
INVESTMENT: New KOMORI Lithrone GX Range printing press in use.

A packaging group based in Colwick has invested £2m in new technology in a bid to help them increase capacity and also safer food packaging.

The Wilkins Group, who are based on Colwick Industrial Estate, has purchased the new printing press which uses a unique coating units to create printing effects through special varnishing techniques.

Not only does the equipment give customers a more premium product, the new investment is designed to be ultra-safe for producing food packaging.

Sales and marketing director at The Wilkins Group, Justin Wilkins said: “We decided to make this investment as we wanted to provide a more premium product for our customers, whilst embracing low migration technology as a strategy.

“The machine is configured differently to any similar machines to achieve different techniques and higher quality results.  Not only does it help us increase capacity but it will also help keep The Wilkins Group at the forefront of the industry, at the same time as giving our clients a competitive offer. The machine delivers a high quality product at an extremely competitive price.”

The Wilkins Group, which had a turnover of £33m last year, has one of the largest independent packaging factories in the UK and specialises in producing packaging for food – chilled and frozen, textiles, confectionery, toiletries and household products.

Mr Wilkins added: “We have had another fantastic year and we are always looking into ways to reinvest in our facilities.

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