£2M Investment ‘Equips’ The Wilkins Group To Increase Capacity

Press Release   •   Feb 16, 2016 13:36 GMT

Nottingham based The Wilkins Group has invested over £2m in a new latest technology printing press in a bid to not only increase capacity, but to give customers a more premium product.

The Colwick based print and packaging specialist has invested in a new top of the range KOMORI Lithrone GX Range printing press to increase capacity and enhance the value of its products by using the machine’s unique coating units to create printing effects through special varnishing techniques.

The Wilkins Group, which manufactures lingerie packaging, has made this new investment to stay at the forefront of the industry.

Sales and marketing director at The Wilkins Group, Justin Wilkins said: “We decided to make this investment as we wanted to provide a more premium product for our customers, whilst embracing innovative technologies.

“The machine is configured differently to any similar machines to achieve different techniques and higher quality results. Not only does it help us increase capacity but it will also help keep The WilkinsGroup at the forefront of the industry, at the same time as giving our clients a competitive offer. The machine delivers a high quality product at an extremely competitive price.“

With the capability of bolting on seven different colours and a built in fast drying capability, the KOMORI Lithrone GX machine can print up to 18,000 sheets an hour and the equipment can create unique print finishes to add value to our customers products.

As well as increasing productivity and being a 100 per cent low migration machine, the KOMORI Litherone GX Range printing press also has a reduced environmental footprint.

The Wilkins Group, which had a turnover of £33m last year, has one of the largest independent packaging factories in the UK and specialises in producing packaging for textiles, food - chilled and frozen, confectionery, toiletries and household products.

Mr Wilkins added: “We have had another fantastic year and we are always looking into ways to reinvest in our facilities. This machine is our third low migration piece of equipment, and are getting extremely close to having a 100 per cent low migration factory.“

For more information, please visit: http://www.wilkins.co.uk/