The Wilkins Group procures new foil blocking machine

22 March 2016 (Last Updated March 22nd, 2016 18:30)

UK-based retail packaging firm The Wilkins Group has procured a foil blocking machine to bolster turnaround speed and meet growing customer demand.

UK-based retail packaging firm The Wilkins Group has procured a foil blocking machine to bolster turnaround speed and meet growing customer demand.

The company invested in the MasterWorks MK 1060 ST automatic foil stamping press that has the capacity to run at more than 7,000sph, reported Packaging Europe.

It is expected to reduce transport time and costs, while helping the company produce packaging at a quicker pace.

The Wilkins Group sales and marketing director Justin Wilkins said: "There has been a shift in the market, where once high quality attractive packaging was reserved for the cosmetics and garment industries.

"The company recently invested more than £2m in a new printing press in a bid to increase in-house capacity."

"Now all sectors want unique, innovative packaging and we need to be able to offer that service.

"We have invested in this machine to not only offer a high quality product, but to increase efficiency and lower our carbon footprint.

"The new investment will make us more reactive to any sudden demand from our clients, and puts us in a unique and advantageous position over other packaging firms."

The company recently invested more than £2m in a new printing press in a bid to increase in-house capacity, reported the publication.

The Wilkins Group posted a turnover of £33m in 2015. It manufactures packaging for food, toiletries and household products.