Edinburgh print and packaging business invests for growth

EDINBURGH-based Thomson Print & Packaging, a supplier of bespoke printed folding cartons, has invested in large format cut-and-crease equipment from Heidelberg.

The move follows the recent relocation of its site operations to a larger 12,000 sq ft factory at The Gyle.

Michael Thomson, production director at Thomson Print & Packaging, explained, “We evaluated a few suppliers, but the Heidelberg Easymatrix 106 CS provides us with the best solution for our requirements. We have outsourced this type of work previously, resulting in a substantial productivity gain by moving this operation in-house.”

The Easymatrix is said to offer increased productivity, with a machine speed up to 7,700 sheets per hour and a maximum sheet format of 750 × 1,060 mm.

Barry Thomson, sales director at Thomson Print & Packaging, added, “We supply a wide range of print and packaging products, mainly catering to the beverages industry in the UK and Ireland. This new 12,000 sq ft facility supports our growth plans in regard to developing our carton business and will continue during 2024 with the installation of a new folder gluer, capable of finishing difficult carton styles in a single pass.”

Thomson Print & Packaging produces a range of printed labels, brochures, books, folding cartons, collarettes, swing tags, marketing materials, and corporate stationery. The family-owned company is now in the process of employing a further four members of staff as it looks to continue to invest in the future of the business.