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Smurfit Kappa Machine Systems invest once again in the future of packaging engineering

Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship  program

Jack and Calvin being instructed by Ben Wiltshire, himself a successful graduate of the Smurfit Kappa Apprenticeship scheme.

Smurfit Kappa are pleased to welcome the latest intake into their successful Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship  program based at Yate, near Bristol – Calvin Freame and Jack Hawkins.


SKMS General Manager, Matt Weeks, emphasises the importance of investing in apprentices for the future of the business.


“With our apprentice scheme we inject new blood and ideas into our business . Our apprentices study at City of Bristol College training in the latest engineering techniques and technologies enabling us to stay in front of the latest ideas and technology. Our experience has shown many benefits in continuing with the apprentice schemes , including; a better fit within the organisation; greater overall productivity;  better health and safety performance and  better relations with customers. The company will encourage everyone to train to the highest levels possible.”


Smurfit Kappa Machine Systems are a World Class Manufacturer of Case Packing Systems and a division of the Smurfit Kappa Group. The Group, with an annual turnover of 7.4 billion euros, is a committed investor in the future.

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Case Packer Manual Handing:- A thing of the past.

Smurfit Kappa Machine Systems, the UK’s leading case packer manufacturer, has installed at a leading FMCG manufacturer a high speed, fully automated packing system designed with a NO manual handling requirement. Packaging is processed directly from the pallet, the machine automatically decants the wraparound blanks and packs the customers cartons at world class OEE. Additionally the automated size change facility gives repeatable high speed product changes that ensures the first product off the line is saleable product every time.

The rationalisation program, and a new design of the SRP (Shelf Ready Packaging) gave a fresh appearance and heightened shelf presence. By providing a breadth of vision over a complete project from packaging materials to palletisation, Smurfit Kappa Machine Systems helped the manufacturer in their packaging reduction project succeed beyond expectations.

Shelf Ready wraparound case for displaying facial tissue

Shelf Ready wraparound case for displaying facial tissue


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