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Speedmaster to boost Benson Box

UK folding carton manufacturer Benson Box has ordered a Speedmaster XL 106, the new 18,000 sheets/hour B1 press unveiled by Heidelberg at Drupa 2012. It is the first press purchase since managing director Mark Kerridge and commercial director Nick Benson led a management buyout of Benson at the end of 2011.

The machine will have six printing units running UV inks and a dedicated coater, which is a match for the two existing Speedmaster XLs at the company’s Bardon plant.

“Our first Speedmaster XL 105 marked a step change in performance with improvements in quality, makeready and running speed,” says Mark Kerridge. “Its 46 million sheets a year output has been matched by the second machine. With the various improvements on this latest model, the Speedmaster XL 106, we anticipate an even higher output still. The Bardon site already generates a £50 million turnover, but with this additional capacity could see further growth still.”

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