Thursday, September 15, 2016

News: Beatson Clark improves production

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Glass manufacturer Beatson Clark continues to invest in its historic Rotherham site with a new twin palletiser on the amber glass lines set to make production faster and more flexible.

The Greasborough Road firm, which has been making glass bottles and jars in Rotherham since 1751, specialises in providing glass packaging solutions for niche brands in the food, drink and pharmaceutical markets worldwide.

Now part of the Newship Group of companies, Beatson Clark has invested £720,000 in a new Zecchetti conveyor line and palletiser which is able to both bulk and small pack.

Graham Lax, head of project management at Beatson Clark, said: "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."

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Other benefits include a better environmental performance and an improved health and safety design, as there is easy access to components at a high level.

Charlotte Taylor, marketing manager at Beatson Clark, said: "Having manufactured medicine bottles and jars for 260 years the pharmaceutical sector remains an important market for us and increasing the packaging options we offer in this area will be beneficial for our customers.

"In addition, this investment will give us more flexibility for the growing craft brewing sector."

Beatson Clark has a turnover of £44m and a production capacity of approximately 496 million units or 88,000 tonnes. Over £12m has been invested in Rotherham in recent years.

Beatson Clark website

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