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Smurfit Kappa Machine Systems Redesigned Website Launch

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Smurfit Kappa Machine Systems (SKMS) are delighted to announce the launch of a totally redesigned website for Smurfit Kappa’s award-winning range of packaging machinery at

SKMS have launched the first phase of their latest web presence in order to extend a wide range of innovative e-commerce features for their customers. This first phase gives clear navigation to SKMS’s product range and a new Packs page to show visitors a selection of the award winning packaging solutions that Smurfit Kappa have developed for their customers.

Phase 2 of the redesigned website will extend their already comprehensve customer service and support offer by giving customers a unique login ID for access to after sales support services including spares parts ordering, service requests and documentation downloads.

SKMS are unique within the UK corrugated market as designers and manufacturers of end of line corrugated packaging systems offering the broadest range of corrugated packing equipment backed by their own team of service specialists, all equipment is supplied with a guaranteed efficiency and assurance that machine and material will perform 24/7.

SKMS is a business unit of Smurfit Kappa UK part of the Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) which is a world player in paper based packaging with leading market positions in Europe and in Latin America.


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H.J.Heinz, Snap Pots System 2200 Case-packer

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H.J.Heinz, have recently started in full production at their site near Wigan with a System 2200 case-packing machine, manufactured by Smurfit Kappa Machine Systems . The purpose built machine incorporates a six axis Fanuc robot for accurate product handling and loading into RRP packaging.

As a Fanuc Robotics Strategic Partner, Smurfit Kappa Machine Systems have developed the use of robotics within their case packing systems to allow them to significantly reduce the number of components within the machine and enabled a speedy time to market for machines with innovative pack handling concepts. With an industry leading mean-time-to failure record, the Fanuc robot offers unparralled versatility and reliability.

The machine, offers excellent operator access with full-length opening acrylic guard doors. It has also been supplied with Smurfit Kappa’s automatic hot melt refill system, capable of holding in excess of 50kg of adhesive. The RRP pack design offers easy opening and great on shelf presentation of the product whilst maintaining pack integrity through the supply chain.


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New Multi-Storey packaging doubles facings to capture impulse sales and prevent stock-out

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In the impulse confectionery market, keeping the fixture full and tidy is the key to increasing sales and has traditionally been the Achilles heel for marketers and retailers alike. With an estimated 70% of all confectionery sales made on impulse, keeping the fixture fully stocked at peak times can be a difficult problem to resolve in the real-world environment of modern convenience retailing.

Working to accommodate FMCG manufacturers existing planograms, Smurfit Kappa has developed a revolutionary new one-piece shelf-ready pack designed specifically for products that are not suited to being stood on edge in layers for display. Aimed primarily at the confectionary sector the pack is equally suited to any product relying on high on-shelf impact.

Smurfit Kappa’s machine erect, Storey Pack efficiently doubles the display of difficult products that have traditionally been packed in a single layer wasting high-value display space.

An industry first, Storey pack is designed to solve the lasting problem of awkward shaped, demanding to display products on shelf, and will allow brand managers and marketers to ensure the most effective use of space, improve store appearance, and most importantly increase the sales of their brands.The Storey pack provides the ideal solution for the confectionary aisle, increasing the product count per case, allowing more products to be displayed and preventing stock-out.

Available as a one or two-piece tray and lid solution, the Storey Pack is ideally suited to supply all of retailers’ end of line packaging solutions for both low and high-speed applications.

Richard Butler, Sales Manager at Smurfit Kappa Machine Systems comments, “The development of our new ‘Storey’ pack will be of great benefit to retailers who are continuously looking for innovative and logistically efficient RRP solutions that enhance in-store presentation and reduce the amount of corrugate needed.

“Doubling up as a transit pack as well as point of sale display, the 100% recyclable Storey Pack reduces carbon footprint and is manufactured from FSC certified materials”.


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