BoxWay Packaging Group partners with Reproflex3 to drive UK growth
Reproflex3, a leading international provider of prepress services to the flexible packaging industry, is proud to announce its partnership with BoxWay Packaging Group to support its transformation into a premier player in the corrugated packaging sector.
The collaboration includes the adoption of Vortex, Reproflex3’s multi award-winning corrugated screening technology, as well as comprehensive training and development support for BoxWay’s sales team and production staff.
BoxWay Packaging Group is an independent UK-based flexographic and digital print corrugated packaging business with sites in Devon and County Durham. It is known for its reliable and high-quality packaging solutions within the UK corrugated and paper-based packaging industry, supplying FMCG brands, national food and drink producers, manufacturers and online retailers.
As part of a two-year strategic investment programme to increase production capacity and widen its capabilities in the market, BoxWay has invested over £1 million at its Peterlee plant in County Durham in a new Weipong five-colour Rotary Die Cut Flexographic Printer.
The strategic investment boosts BoxWay’s standard 1-2 colour print offering to take on complex five colour designs on coated papers to meet the evolving requirements of its SME and blue-chip customer base.
By teaming up with Reproflex3, BoxWay aims to leverage their expertise and flexographic technologies to maximise the capabilities of its investment and elevate its business to new heights by offering customers more colours and the ability to print on more sophisticated substrates and coated materials.
At the core of this partnership lies Vortex, Reproflex3’s revolutionary corrugated screening technology. Vortex enhances print quality, reduces dot gain, and optimises ink coverage, resulting in vivid and consistent packaging designs where small runs as well as larger volumes of production can be equally catered for.
Vortex is a game changer for printing presses with fixed anilox rolls like BoxWay, which must cater for a wide range of paper grades and print jobs, so they spend a great deal on higher volume anilox rolls to accommodate such a varied mix of work. Historically, this has excluded BoxWay from targeting higher quality, more sophisticated coated print work.
By deploying Vortex, BoxWay can maintain its higher volume anilox rolls whilst achieving fine halftone reproduction with plate screens 30 per cent higher than before to win new business and offer its existing customers more colours and the ability to print on coated materials.
The technology also offers unparalleled benefits such as Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), improved image definition, enhanced colour vibrancy, and superior detail reproduction, making it an ideal choice for BoxWay Packaging Group in its pursuit to become a premier packaging player.
To ensure a seamless adoption of Vortex, Reproflex3 is providing bespoke training and development support to BoxWay Packaging Group’s sales team and production staff. This comprehensive training programme will equip the teams with the necessary knowledge and skills to make the most of Vortex’s capabilities and deliver exceptional packaging solutions to their clients.
“We are delighted to partner with BoxWay Packaging Group on their journey to becoming a premier league packaging player,” said Mark Vaus, Technical Sales Director for Corrugated at Reproflex3.
“The prepress offering to the corrugated industry has stagnated in the last decade which is never a good thing. We have seen repro companies fall by the wayside through lack of investment and the inability to offer something different to a standard LAMS digital plate.
“Through the implementation of Vortex, along with our training and development support, we are confident that BoxWay Packaging Group will achieve their goals and surpass expectations in the UK corrugated packaging industry.”
BoxWay Packaging Group shares the enthusiasm for this new partnership and the opportunities it presents for growth.
“We are excited to join forces with Reproflex3 and benefit from their expertise in packaging prepress solutions,” said Andrew Woollard, CEO at BoxWay Packaging Group.
“Reproflex 3 was an extremely easy choice for the business,” explains Woollard. “It was crucial to select a partner that is innovative, forward thinking and can deliver the value-added technical support the business requires.
“With the application of Vortex and the training provided, we are confident that we can elevate our business and provide our clients with even more exceptional packaging solutions.”
Reproflex3 and BoxWay Packaging Group are committed to working closely together to ensure a successful partnership and the continued delivery of top-quality packaging solutions. Both companies are devoted to enhancing customer satisfaction and driving innovation within the corrugated packaging industry.
“The Vortex technology Reproflex3 has developed is something very unique and special that will deliver significant benefits to clients, not to mention the cost efficiency and sustainability benefits it offers printers,” adds Vaus.