BOBST collaborates with BPIF Cartons to deliver hands-on training

11 October 2018

BOBST, one of the world’s leading suppliers of equipment and services to packaging and label manufacturers, has collaborated with BPIF Cartons to deliver specialist, hands-on foundation level training sessions to the industry.

The courses cover key areas of the production line and include a mix of practical and theoretical training to give insight into packaging manufacturing. The aim is to widen the knowledge of new employees working in the industry or for those not necessarily working on the production line but where insight would be useful.

Two Foundation Level training courses will take place at the Bobst UK & Ireland Competence Centre in Redditch, UK. On September 18, 2018, the focus will be on folder-gluing. Participants will receive hands-on experience setting up and running a job on VISIONFOLD 110-A2 + 4&6C

The second session takes place 17 October, 2018, when the focus will be on die-cutting, with demonstrations on BOBST NOVACUT 106 E, as well as a chance for participants to meet the BOBST team during an office tour.

Jon Clark, general manager at BPIF Cartons, said: “We are thrilled to be collaborating with BOBST to deliver these courses, offering a unique opportunity for attendees to get invaluable hands-on experience of the carton manufacturing process using BOBST machines.”

The first Foundation training courses were held earlier this year with great success. Attendee Nicola Whitmore, key account manager at Graphic Packaging International, said: “It was incredibly informative to be able to see the key parts of carton manufacturing first-hand, giving me the chance to truly understand exactly what goes into the process and where any potential pitfalls may be. I look forward to applying what I’ve learnt to my work and would recommend BOBST and BPIF training to anyone within the industry.” 

BPIF Cartons is the folding carton Special Interest Group of the British Printing Industries Federation, the business support organisation for employers in the printing, packaging and graphic communications industry. It promotes the benefits of carton over other mediums and supports, advises and encourages members to strive for excellence in the industry. 

Both courses are free to attend though places are limited, so early booking is advised. For more information and to book your place, please contact Jon Clark at BPIF Cartons on or call 01676 526030. 

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