Reproflex3, a provider of prepress services to the global flexible packaging industry, has announced an investment of more than half a million pounds to increase the group’s production capabilities in corrugated packaging. The strategic investment includes recruitment, new processing and production equipment, refits to its sites in New Zealand and the creation of a dedicated corrugated studio at the company’s Cramlington, UK headquarters.

The new hires, facilities and production equipment will allow for faster turnaround times, as well as improved accuracy and consistency in the production of corrugated packaging.

The company’s investment in its New Zealand operations in Auckland and Christchurch, is a major infrastructure project that includes the refurbishment of production areas and the installation of a new plate processing machine, two AV mounting tables and a washout facility to take on bigger, wider format jobs and boost efficiency.

This latest investment follows the company’s successful live trials of its five-color Vortex screening technology, which enables manufacturers in the corrugated and paper-based packaging industry to produce higher-quality print with much greater efficiency.

Reproflex3 was launched in 1996 by co-founders Andrew Hewitson and Trevor Lowes. Today, the company operates sites in the UK, Dubai, India and New Zealand and deploys its corrugated and flexographic print technologies through technical partnerships in the United States and mainland Europe.

Caption: Reproflex3 co-founders Andrew Hewitson and Trevor Lowes inside the company’s new corrugated studio at its UK headquarters.

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