NEWBlumer Atlas D20.M punching machine
The new Blumer Atlas D20.M punching machine installed at Clinical Print Finishers is already proving its worth and boosting production, according to Operations Director Alan Pickles. He says: “The new Blumer is providing faster throughput and greater accuracy to our Z-fold card work, and due to this improved efficiency we are in a much better position to offer more competitive prices to our customers. It’s a ‘Win-Win’ situation all round!”
Based in Leicester, Clinical Print Finishers has a full-time staff of 30 and besides the Z-fold card work the company offers commercial folding and specialist folding, particularly to the pharmaceutical industry. Says Alan Pickles: “We receive a steady flow of work with few ‘peaks and troughs’, but one of our strengths is that our staff are highly flexible and can move from one type of machine and process to another if there is sudden demand in a particular area. This has other benefits in that it also provides staff with more variety and interest on a daily basis.”
Clinical was already using Blumer punching equipment and so the decision to purchase another machine was relatively straightforward. Says Alan Pickles:
“Blumer’s worldwide reputation for quality and reliability is second to none, and although we did check the market to see what else may be available, we soon realised that Blumer are market leaders for good reason and it was common sense to buy another one of their punching machines. An added bonus of the new Blumer is that it complements our existing units and the experience of our operators!
“Another factor in the decision was the very good relationship we have with Blumer’s UK & Ireland agent, Friedheim International. We know that if we do ever have a problem, they are always there when needed, and that is a very comforting position to be in when machines are always in use and any down-time costs money in delayed production and missed deadlines!”