SAICA Group has announced a spate of investments in Scotland to improve the range of services it offers customers north of the boarder. This includes new and improved machinery in SAICA’s Pack and Paper divisions comprising of a one-of-a-kind ‘conversion’ machine that can return high-quality five colour cases in one pass, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
Following the addition of inter-unit driers SAICA have the capability to manufacture cases including coated liners, full process printing and various varnishes. This investment is helping SAICA Pack to meet the growing demand from clients for highly decorated cases.
SAICA Natur, the recycling arm of the group, has also seen significant investment at its Croy depot. The investment in a new paper sorting line has revitalised the paper processing facilities at the site and the upgrade means that mixed paper collected by local authorities can be separated on the line at a rate of 15 tonnes per hour, a quick and efficient process that helps to maximise the value of the resource. Additional investment has seen new on-site facilities at the depot and a new collection vehicle.
Ray Hogg, Sales and Commercial Director, SAICA Scotland, said: “We strive to offer an unrivalled service to our clients and we need to stay ahead of the game to make sure we have the latest market innovations. Our investments in our Scottish operations are helping us to produce even better packs at a faster and more efficient pace.”