What a year it has been for us at Atlas Packaging. We've made a million pound investment in our plant and generated news headlines around the world as well as continuing to serve our customers with high quality corrugated packaging time after time .
The Bobst Expertfold 230 A2 was a million pound investment in the production plant at Atlas this year
In November we invested in a new Bobst Expertfold gluer-folder which is the first of its type in the UK. It's another investment in our production plant in Devon which is one of the best equipped independent sheet facilities in the UK. The machine will enable us to achieve high consistency levels as well as speeding up the production process to reduce lead times.
We built a cardboard bike for the Tour of Britain but it had a rude makeover!
In September Atlas Packaging made headlines around the world as a large cardboard bicycle we made and installed on Capstone Hill in Ilfracombe was rearranged into the shape of male genitals! We created the bike after being approached by local councils to reflect the great work of the Plastic Free North Devon movement as part of the Tour of Britain cycle race's national land art competition. But the day after the race whizzed through Ilfracombe, local pranksters rearranged the corrugated sheets and this photo went viral. News organisations from Australia to America picked up on the story and the Plastic Free message achieved its aim albeit not in the way we expected!
Our chocolate lorry has been a fun way to end the year with our customersAs we prepare to shut down for the Christmas holidays on Friday we sent our sales teams out with our new chocolate lorry. The Flexo printed and UV laminated lorries are a more unique way of handing over a box of chocolates to our customers. They also show off our print and packaging capabilities to new clients too. From everyone here at Atlas Packaging let us wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.