GIVING BRC PACKAGING THE WOW FACTOR

Overview

Our client manufactures specialist paperboard packaging, supplying a range of innovative direct fill containers to the food processing and packaging industry sectors. With a wide range of customers ranging from local farmer to multi-national corporation, it credits its global success to its unfailing commitment to service flexibility and quality.

Challenge

Our client’s customers demand short lead times, it’s the nature of the food retail business. Their marketing teams want to utilise the most up-to-date market information available to them before going into production and therefore lead times are continually squeezed. Quality cannot be compromised. The packaging must be visually attractive to appeal to customers, stand out on the crowded supermarket shelf and most importantly be produced by a BRC Packaging accredited supplier, a prerequisite as many containers are direct fill.

Solution

Accredited with the BRC Packaging Standard and running a highly automated production facility, Herbert Walkers is ideally suited to producing volume tubs, pots and cartons for the food industry.

Herbert Walker’s has a section dedicated to food packaging with multiple presses assigned to low migration work. Substantial investments have been made in specialist automated finishing equipment including a high speed automated packing line with inline gluing and die cutter with blanking and automatic waste removal. This has led to a reduction in production processes, has created greater production capacity and our client benefits from the impressive turnaround times.

In addition, extensive in-house finishing equipment, including die making, foiling and embossing offers our client the opportunity to enhance products with eye-catching finishes without hindering tight production schedules.

Results

This highly automated print and packaging service means that the team at Herbert Walkers can provide a flexible food packaging service to meet our client’s tight schedules and support their promise of service flexibility and quality. Once provided with camera ready PDFs the team at Herbert Walkers turn orders around within two weeks. Packaging is produced to the highest standards, is compliant with BRC Packaging regulations and has the wow factor to appeal to food shoppers across the UK and Europe.