Packaging Scotland


Glass packaging specialist announces £2m investment

BEATSON Clark has announced a £2 million+ investment at its Rotherham plant.

The glass packaging specialist said the cash covered all areas from glass melting and production to inspection, packaging and IT.

Beatson Clark’s engineers have installed a new amber bottle making machine and upgraded the forehearth. The firm said improvements to the forehearth will “enhance glass homogeneity, delivering better quality glass to the machine which will produce high-quality bottles and jars using the latest technology”.

Installation of a new Tiama MX4 inspection machine is planned. The machine is described as a “high-tech innovation” which will use light sensors to check for smears, splits and wall thickness in the glass.

New strapping facilities have also been added to reduce the de-palletisation time for high speed lines. An investment has also been made in a QAD Enterprise Resource Planning System, which includes an updated CRM (customer relationship management) module and will integrate all areas of the business.

Beatson Clark marketing manager Charlotte Taylor said, “Consistent investment in new machinery and technology allows us to remain a market leader in the glass packaging industry. Providing the highest quality service for our customers is integral to the core values of the company. We aim to be flexible, responsive and supportive, and the new software will further improve our already high standards.”