Herbert Walkers purchases capacity fold device to be mounted on new Bobst Expertfold carton folder gluer at West Yorkshire, England, print and packaging facility

ROSELAND, New Jersey , October 26, 2011 (press release) – Herbert Walkers are moving quickly to capitalise on their packaging customer portfolio, which is increasing at a significant rate, with the purchase of the UK’s first capacity fold device mounted on the newly installed BOBST EXPERTFOLD carton folder gluer.

Andy Christie, Sales Director of Herbert Walkers, says “We have always tried to be at the forefront when it comes to specialist services and finishes, and this is no exception. The ‘Capacity Fold’ unit can produce packaging and folders with a fixed capacity of between 2mm and 15mm. There are many sectors where our ability to offer this service will be invaluable, both from a turnaround point of view, as well as the inevitable cost savings it will generate for customers”.

The BOBST-designed unit can be added to BOBST VISIONFOLD, EXPERTFOLD, AMBITION OR MEDIA folder-gluers, and until its arrival on the market, capacity folded products required the use of off-line equipment.

Lee Alton, Area Sales Manager for BOBST, says, “Using stand alone, off-line equipment adds another procedure to the production process and they are also time-consuming to set. After the initial installation of the BOBST capacity fold device, taking it off or remounting it is very straightforward and setting takes place while the unit is off-machine. It is also very easy and very intuitive to set. The net effect is that Herbert Walkers’ can provide their customers with this type of packaging in larger volumes and offer a quicker turnaround”.

Andy Christie says, “We have always been a company that has focussed on supplying products that differentiate and on looking forward to where the market is going. The EXPERTFOLD gives us multi-purpose gluing capabilities that allow us to take on all sorts of packaging work, while the capacity fold device means we can offer something new to brand owners”.

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