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BOBST machinery produces a winner for Rigid Containers at UK Packaging Awards

BOBST has engineered success with Rigid Containers Ltd. at this year’s UK Packaging Awards. BOBST’s DRO 1628 NT RS rotary die-cutter won the ‘Investment project of the year’ category for Rigid Containers Ltd. which honors the investment or installation project which has had the greatest impact on a company or the wider market.

The BOBST installation follows a period of intense investment at Rigid’s Wellington site, since it opened in 2015. Group Managing Director Richard Coward, said: “The investment completes our strategic positioning in the west country and was the next logical step for us, as customer demand continues to grow. We have high quality post print (HQPP) capabilities at our other sites in Desborough and Selby. Now we have the DRO 1628 NT RS at Wellington we can also service HQPP requirements from the south-west, further reducing lead times.”
The judges commented: “Rigid’s brave new plant investment continues with a latest generation high-quality post print which has been greatly welcomed by their customers in the South West.”
Award judges included experts from retailers Sainsbury’s, M&S and Waitrose and major brands including Nestlé, alongside major packaging organizations including INCPEN and the Foodservice Packaging Association.
Neil Jones, Managing Director at Bobst UK & Ireland, said: “We are thrilled that the DRO 1628 NT RS gained recognition from the UK Packaging Awards expert judges. Rigid Containers approached BOBST about the installation of the DRO 1628 NT RS at its site in Wellington, Somerset, back in Autumn 2017.”
BOBST DRO 1628 NT RS High Speed combines the best in professional rotary die-cutting and flexographic print to produce up to 12,000 boxes an hour. Notable features include the 6 color print including IR dryers, the Peristaltic pump forming low ink consumption, the new Bobst carbon fiber chambers, the Posilock® that allows for 2-minute Die-cut tools changeovers, full automatic breaker & palletizer and the user-friendly STT touchscreen interface with the power to offer fast and easy set-ups .
BOBST prides itself on innovation. BOBST’s DRO Line offers the highest productivity worldwide and is the ‘go to’ machine for major players of the corrugated packaging industry.



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