Best Equipped Independent Corrugated Cardboard Box Manufacturer in the UK

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At the heart of Atlas is our excellent manufacturing capability. We can print, cut and glue - covering all stages of the packaging manufacturing process. Our production plant in Devon is the best equipped independent sheet plant in the UK.

We continue to invest heavily in some of the most advanced machinery from industry leaders such as EMBA, CUIR, BOBST and J&L. Each one is renowned for product reliability and innovation within the packaging industry. 

Bobst Expertfold 230 A2 - **NEW** The folder-gluer is the only one of its kind in the UK as of November 2018. With the fastest set up time in its class we can produce superior Crash Lock containers with ultra high levels of consistency and the unique Accueject feature removes unglued cartons from the production process without stopping the machine. 

Emba 245 QS Ultima - The world’s most advance corrugated board conversion machine. Since installing this piece of equipment we have seen a 20% improvement in pallet utilisation. For full details about the Emba, read our Blog Post.

Cuir Rotaflexo Flexo printing that allows far greater flexibility in print to corrugated packaging to produce stand out eye catching packaging. Flexo is often less expensive than Litho printing yet retaining a quality product.

Cuir Rotaflexo

Multi-point gluing – We use two types of in-line fold gluers that give us the ability to glue an array of board sizes in varying levels of structural complexity. The versatile BOBST gluer can accept a feed of 1400m, whilst smaller feed sizes are glued using the specialised J&L machine.

Die-Cutting – Our BOBST flatbed die-cutting facilities are exceptionally reliable and ensure the finest quality of outcome. The efficiency of this process has allowed us to cut costs, reduce processes and thereby increase plant productivity.

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Efficient resilient manufacturing facility

We are constantly striving to improve the efficiency of our manufacturing processes here at Atlas helped by our recent investment in the latest technology. We aim to ensure that our systems are as cost effective, environmentally friendly and time effective as possible. Furthermore, all of our machines have duplicates so that we can guarantee that projects aren’t delayed in the event of a mechanical breakdown.

We separate large and small scale projects between our main plant and our smaller ‘Box Shop’ production facility. This is so that we are able to dedicate the same care and attention to all sized jobs.

Doing our bit for the Environment

Cardboard bike on Capstone Hill in Ilfracombe

Our cardboard and ocean recovered plastic bike to promote Plastic Free North Devon in a Land Art competition

We like to keep waste to a minimum but we’re never going to eliminate it completely. But because we’re so passionate about reducing our impact on the environment we have built an industrial scale recycling system underneath the production plant. This closed loop system captures waste board and efficiently packs it into tightly pressed card bails which are recycled for reuse. Read more about our environmental policies here.