Coveris invests £1m in UK linerless label capacity
Coveris has announced it is investing £1m (about AU$1.75m) at its linerless labels facility in Spalding in the UK to increase its production capacity.
The manufacturer produces over one billion labels each year, and the investment will see it increase capacity by over 20% through the installation of new coating systems and upgrades to existing machine infrastructure.
Work is expected to be completed by January 2019, helping Coveris meet growing demand in the UK for the sustainable pack format, and support future growth and increased seasonal demand.
The company said the sustainable format provides a lightweight, wraparound solution that offers a 40% weight saving, no waste and full recyclability, as well as efficiency gains through faster application speeds, automation and improved consistency on pack.
Craig Bevan, Coveris’s Linerless Sales Director, said, “Given the continued growth of linerless in the UK protein sector and the increased demand from other food categories and geographical markets, we are very pleased to welcome further investment in capacity which will allow us to better meet the needs of new and existing customers. Additional technical capabilities also mean that we will be able to offer more functional and decorative solutions such as shaped labels and apertures to deliver improved shelf impact across a variety of FMCG categories.”
This investment follows the company’s Pack Positive sustainability strategy, which works to reduce the environmental impact for packaging and product.
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