Schoeller Allibert has invested in a blow moulding machine in response to increasing demand for its folding bulk shipper, the Maxipac, hoping to double its in-house production capacity.
The folding bulk container provides a compact solution for storage, distribution and retail-ready point of sale.
The new moulding machine, which will be based at the company’s Winsford factory, will be used to manufacture Maxipac’s blow moulded panels, as well as roll cage bases.
Schoeller Allibert says the new device will enable it to produce a Maxipac container every 100 seconds.
“Maxipac’s panels are all incredibly strong with smooth surfaces, which are easy to clean and provide better ergonomics and aesthetics, said Matt Smith, operations director, Europe West, at Schoeller Allibert.
“We are now seeing demand from DIY retailers and manufacturers, who can use the product to effectively store parts for easy accessibility at point of sale, as well as in warehouses and on the production line.”
“This investment boosts our in-house capacity and gives us greater control of the whole production process.”