The Wilkins Group Invest in £1.1 Million Bobst Machine

On the back of a successful 12 months of printing packaging for the UKs biggest supermarket chains, Colwick-based The Wilkins Group has invested £1.1m in a new Bobst cutting and creasing machine.

Building on that momentum, Justin Wilkins, sales and marketing director for the firm, is determined to increase production capacity. He said: “We’re keenly aware that Covid-19 has wreaked havoc in some sectors, but the last year or so has been good for us. We are extremely grateful and fortunate to be in an industry that has not been stopped due to the pandemic.

We’ve created the food packaging for many of the leading supermarkets during the pandemic and our team has worked incredibly hard to make sure our clients’ requirements have been met.

But with our turnover now projected to increase again in 2021, it’s definitely time to boost productivity by adding a new die-cutting machine to our Nottingham production facility.”

The Wilkins Group handle the packaging for all the really super supermarkets

Having previously invested in two similar machines, the Wilkins Group chose the new Swiss-built Bobst Expertcut PER 106.

Wilkins added: “We’ve simply kept our heads down, kept our workforce intact, kept our customers supplied and kept our visitors safe.

That’s everything we could realistically do as a business – but with our forecasts indicating a very positive year ahead, I’m happy to say it’s been the right approach.”

The Wilkins Group is due to take delivery of the new machine in June 2021.

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