Glass manufacturer Beatson Clark has invested almost £3 million in the latest upgrade to its glassworks in South Yorkshire, UK.
The company has installed Bottero individual section machines on two of its manufacturing lines at its Rotherham plant, which it said would improve production of glass bottles.
The machines are used to produce glass containers for food brands such as English Provender and Mackays, as well as major retail own-brand products like spice jars.
Individual gobs of molten glass are fed into the machines, where they are formed into finished containers. The two machines operate around the clock and produce on average of 160 million white flint bottles and jars each year.
The upgrade will support jars like these, which have a number of dried food applications.
Beatson Clark head of project management Graham Lax said: “These new eight-section double gob machines represent the latest generation in servo controlled equipment.
“This investment is part of our commitment to continuous improvement for the future and will ensure that we can improve our production processes while maintaining and enhancing quality.”
The new machines were installed by Eco Engineering, while machine and mould cooling fans were installed by Integrated Air Systems.
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