Cullen increases capacity with double machine purchase

CULLEN Eco-Friendly Packaging has invested in two new BOBST EXPERTFOLD 165 folder-gluers.

The Glasgow-based corrugated specialist already operates two BOBST die-cutters. The latest investment has been tipped to increase capacity and production reliability.

Production director Ryan Kelly explained, “Demand for corrugated packaging has rocketed in recent months. This is due to an increased requirement for e-commerce solutions in addition to the increased consumer demand for more sustainable packaging.

“As a company, we are committed to a programme of investment that allows to us to be at the forefront of corrugated manufacturing, while significantly increasing volume over the next five years to meet demand. The purchase of these two EXPERTFOLDs has enabled Cullen to increase our production of high-quality packaging innovations for our customers, whilst simultaneously achieving multiple operational benefits.”

Designed as a modular machine, the EXPERTFOLD 165 can handle a variety of corrugated or litho-laminated boxes. BOBST said it delivers ‘advanced feeding, accurate pre-breaking and a smooth, accurate folding process that minimises fishtailing and gap variation, ensuring high throughput and exceptional finished product quality’.

Following a series of new features last year, BOBST added that the EXPERTFOLD 165 offers up to 15% setup time reduction, as well as improved flexibility and accuracy with corrugated packaging. Additional command panels have been added at each stage of operation, which is said to allow greater control along the full line. Meanwhile the ACCUFEED now includes a pneumatic locking feature for feeding ramps. On the folding section, customers can opt for larger folding belts, a heavy-duty central conveyor and a dedicated pressing device, specially developed for double wall board.