Packaging manufacturer Coveris has announced a £3m investment plan for its cartonboard division. The division, based over three sites in Cambridgeshire, is a leading supplier of food packaging in the UK and set to benefit from significant investment to transform its operations with increased capacity, improved production efficiencies and modernised facilities.


Coveris’ cartonboard division has commenced a period of investment with site refurbishment, machinery installation, modernisation of equipment and an extensive staff training programme planned for 2017. The plan has been announced to achieve streamlined production, enhanced capabilities and better manufacturing processes, reliability and consistency, supporting future growth.


Michael Marshall, Operations Director of Coveris’ paper division commented: “The announcement of the investment plan for our board division marks an exciting time for Coveris. From site modernisation to installation of new machinery and staff training, the investment plan encompasses the whole board business. Our immediate focus is that customers see the benefit of our investments with a smooth transition and enhanced operational performance. Long term, these investments demonstrate our commitment to continue as a leading and innovative supplier of board packaging to the food industry.”


Coveris manufactures cartonboard packaging for various sectors of the food industry with a portfolio of board and lined board formats including sandwich skillets, nested trays, sleeves, cartons and foodservice ranges. Coveris’ board sites also house CAD and plate making facilities, as well as a creative design centre; the latter also planned for refurbishment.


Coveris’ cartonboard division has embraced the award winning Coveris Performance System following its successful application in the company’s label division. Driving operation excellence, the system empowers and engages employees and provides structure and processes to raise performance standards. The further integration of the Coveris Performance System is an integral part of the board division’s investment plan.


Coinciding with the announcement of its investment plan, Coveris is due to reveal the first in a series of packaging developments launching in 2017. Coveris will be showcasing its latest innovations at the UK’s leading food and drink packaging event Pro2Pac from 20 – 22 March 2017 at ExCeL London on stand N950.

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