Glossop Cartons achieves AA grading from the British Retail Consortium

Glossop Cartons has become one of a small number of UK carton manufacturers to achieve the highest AA grading status from the British Retail Consortium for our commitment to achieving excellent standards and a high level of hygiene across our entire production process.

We’re delighted to have passed the BRC audit and to continue to offer quality assurance across our lithographic carton range and deliver the highest standards of product safety, hygiene, quality and waste management to our customers across the food and consumer sectors.

Celebrated as the global standard for packaging excellence, the BRC grading system is the first accreditation to be recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GSFI) and provides a benchmark for the manufacture of all food packaging applications. The grading streamlines the supplier approval process and ensures that food brands, retailers and raw material processors can choose their suppliers with the confidence that all legalities have been met.

Jacky Sidebottom-Every, Sales Director at Glossop Cartons comments: “This award is testament to the high production standards we work to throughout our production processes and we’re delighted to receive this seal of approval from the BRC and to offer the highest quality assurances to our customers within the food manufacturing sector.”


Glossop Cartons seal the deal on a bespoke software system at Drupa

Glossop Cartons recently attended the Drupa print media fair in Germany, where the team met with software company Imprint-MIS and signed up for a brand new management system designed specifically for carton production.

The deal was sealed at the show after Imprint proved that the bespoke system could tick all the boxes from a wish list of requirements outlined by Glossop Cartons.

The new dedicated system will be built from the ground up and installed at our Stockport premises in the Autumn, marking yet another first for the company as we become the first company to use this innovative new management package.

We were especially impressed with the bespoke system’s handling of grain direction along with the simple and intuitive desktop view and the easy access to information from the MIS.

Sales director Jacky Sidebottom-Every said: “We’re delighted with the deal that we’ve struck with Imprint and really pleased that the team has been able to design a bespoke package that takes into account all the requirements of our carton-based business, rather than just offering a generic ‘one size fits all’ solution.

“We had previously utilised a different management system that’s popular within our industry, however we had felt it was incredibly difficult to extract stock information and proved to be a frustration with us and our valued customers.

Jacky added: “This new system has been built from the ground up especially for the carton industry’s needs and the result is a straightforward, simple design that will help us manage the specific needs of the business at the click of a single button.”

Imprint sales and marketing director Wayne Beckett comments: “We were approached by Glossop with a detailed brief on exactly what they expected from a dedicated carton MIS – this was a dream come true for our developers. Working to their brief, we were able to develop a system that gives Glossop the specific data they require right from estimating through to invoicing.”


Important announcement from Glossop Cartons

New state-of-the-art 6 colour and coater printing press

 

Late June sees the arrival of our brand new state of the art high tech 6 colour print press, which replaces our existing KBA 6 colour at Stockport. The new press will offer a higher quality print coupled with increased productivity and improved reliability.

 

The new machine will be installed in July and is coming from Germany. However, this does mean that our print capabilities will be reduced and limited from 21st June until 16th July as we dismantle the existing press and install the new 6 colour print press.

 

Innovation and customer service is at the heart of everything that we do and we wanted to advise all our customers of this change in advance, to allow time for your upcoming orders to be placed and scheduled to ensure that we can fulfil your needs.

 

For orders in June and July, we would advise that print orders are placed as soon as possible and before the 23rd of May. Please give our sales team a call on 0161 480 3568 to discuss your requirements and to ensure that we can fulfil your order in good time.

 

We fully expect the new 6 colour print press to be installed by the 16th of July when normal service will resume and the benefits of the new machinery will be realised, offering the ability to react to your demands in a stronger position than ever before.

 

Please contact any member of the sales team with your questions and queries and we’ll be happy to discuss any concerns. 

 


Glossop Cartons First Again With Installation of Highcon Beam

Glossop Cartons has just installed the world’s first Highcon Beam digital cutting and creasing machine which is currently being beta tested at the company’s new Stockport premises.

The Highcon Beam is the next generation model of Highcon’s digital cutting and creasing solution and has been specifically designed to offer enhanced production capabilities, faster speeds, improved software and incredible finishing capabilities for mainstream carton and commercial markets.

Based on their successful experience with the Highcon Euclid, Glossop Cartons was quick to see the benefits of the Highcon Beam and to add to their digital lineup. As the only carton printer in the world currently able offer this digital finishing technology, Glossop Cartons has begun to test this state-of-the-art innovation machine which is being launched officially at Drupa in May.

Jacky Sidebottom-Every, Sales Director at Glossop Cartons comments: “We’re huge advocates of Highcon and absolutely delighted to have installed this innovative technology that will bolster our production capabilities at our new premises in Stockport. Together with the Highcon Axis web-to-pack solution, which we are also beta-testing, we can bring huge benefits to our customers who are actively seeking differentiation on the shelf, together with faster turnaround, while at the same time streamlining our own ordering processes.”

Jacky adds: “This is an exciting opportunity for our customers to benefit from this innovative machine which offers superior intricate laser-cut designs and is therefore ideal for a wide range of markets including added value luxury packaging, greeting cards, direct mail and stationery products in particular, along with conventional carton work. The possibilities are endless and we look forward to creating some incredible packaging solutions for our customers.”

Designed as a finishing machine for mainstream production and running alongside the company’s existing Highcon Euclid , Bobst and Iberica cutting and creasing machines, the Highcon Beam will eliminate costly production cutting formes, reduce make ready times and run B1 sheets at a staggering maximum speed of 5,000 sheets per hour.

The machine can handle a wide range of substrates, including 2mm E-flute corrugated board and its cutting section features three high powered lasers, enabling the machine to process substrates at much higher speeds than ever before.

For more information about the Highcon Beam visit http://www.highcon.net/product/beam/


Glossop Cartons announced as Made in the North West finalist

We’re delighted to hear that Glossop Cartons have been shortlisted for the Manufacturing Innovation award at the upcoming Made in the North West Awards, organised by Insider Media.

The winners will be announced at a black-tie awards ceremony at the Bolton Whites Hotel on Thursday, 5 May 2016. Keep everything crossed for us!