Packaging Scotland


Beatson Clark announces £3 million investment

BEATSON Clark has invested almost £3 million to upgrade production lines at its South Yorkshire glassworks facility.

The glass manufacturer has installed Bottero individual section (IS) machines on two of its manufacturing lines. Beatson Clark said the machines form glass containers for food brands such as English Provender and Mackays, as well as major retailers’ own brand products like spice jars.

Individual gobs of molten glass are fed into the machines where they are formed into finished containers. The two machines operate continuously and produce 160 million white flint bottles and jars each year, on average. 

Graham Lax, head of project management at Beatson Clark said, “These new eight-section double gob machines represent the latest generation in servo controlled equipment.

“This investment is part of our commitment to continuous improvement for the future and will ensure that we can improve our production processes while maintaining and enhancing quality.”

The new machines were installed by ECO Engineering of Brough in East Yorkshire while machine and mould cooling fans were installed by Integrated Air Systems Ltd.