Rotherham based glass packaging manufacturing firm, Beatson Clark, has invested £720,000 to install a new twin palletiser that will significantly accelerate the production of the firm’s amber glass lines.
The glass manufacturer invested in a new Zecchetti conveyor line and palletiser which is able to both bulk and small pack.
Beatson Clark’s Head of Project Management, Graham Lax, commented: “One of the amber lines previously packed only shrink-wrapped modular packs, which limited its use to pharmaceutical products in this format.
“But the upgraded line gives Beatson Clark the flexibility to supply pharmaceutical containers in either bulk or small packs and will be able to handle other containers such as beer bottles too.”
Among the other benefits are an improved health and safety design and a better environmental performance, as there is easy access to components at a high level.
Beatson Clark’s Marketing Manager, Charlotte Taylor, added that having manufactured medicine bottles and jars for 260 years the pharmaceutical sector remains an important market for the firm and increasing the packaging options we offer in this area will be beneficial for our customers.
Taylor continued: “In addition, this investment will give us more flexibility for the growing craft brewing sector.”
Earlier in the year, Beatson Clark picked up the design award at the Glass Focus 2016 Awards, which were part of the yearly British Glass Conference held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh.
The bottle features an embossed pattern around the shoulder which reflects the company’s branding.
Beatson Clark’s Director Sales and Marketing Lynn Sidebottom and Director of Quality Eddie Pickering received the award from Davia Walmsley, Creative Director at sponsors Daedalian Glass Studios and President of the British Glass Board.
“We’re extremely happy to have our creative design work acknowledged by the industry,” said Lynn.
The embossing on this bottle, although delicate, really shows off the brand and the product, so we are pleased that it has been recognised as innovative design,” said Julian Sollom, Director of STORY Drinks.