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Frimpeks – New slitting service to UK site

The new Frimpeks slitting service facility will house four slitting lines (Source: Frimpeks)

UK • Less than two years after the launch of the Frimpeks UK site in Suffolk the global label stock supplier has added a 35,000 sqft bespoke slitting and finishing facility in Market Harborough. This facility will become the hub for all Western European distribution with a maximum three day delivery guaranteed across the region. This added value service will provide custom slit rolls for label printers and converters across the Western European region with a capacity to convert over 100 million square metres of label stock per annum. A guaranteed next day net width service will be available to UK customers saving time and reducing stock management headaches.

The facility will, by mid 2017, house four slitting lines with the capability of producing slit rolls of all material types and at roll lengths of up to 6000m. Automatic roll handling and packing lines mean minimal human intervention in the whole process. The existing SAP system means a fully automated, paperless production flow throughout the whole plant.

A newly upgraded hot-melt coating line is also being installed at the Saxmundham laminating plant boosting capacity at the plant to over 90m square meters per annum. The Saxmundham site has been further expanding with the addition of 15,000 sq ft of warehousing with the existing plant being altered and refitted to support the new hot melt coating line. The plant produces a broad range of adhesives from standard permanents through to deep freeze, removables and super peel on both acrylic and hot melt adhesive types. Frimpeks operations span several countries including UK, Germany, USA, Russia, Slovenia and Turkey.

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Armin Karl Geiger

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