Saica Pack El Prat crushes casemaker world record

NT machine at Saica Pack El Prat
Barcelona, 13 Oct 2020

On Saturday, October the third, SAICA PACK el Prat established a new world record for a casemaker line in an 8 hour shift. 

The previous record, established at 160.000 boxes, was broken on a Martin FFG 924 NT RS, with 7 printing units and Alliance prefeeder and palletiser. The new world record, certified by Bobst, manufacturer of the machine, has been established at 188.540 boxes (+18%).

The working shift, from 06.00h to 14.00h registered 7h 51 minutes of effective run time, at an average speed of 24.380 boxes per hour, with peaks of 32.000 boxes per hour, achieved on the final stretch of the day. With a total surface of 87.372m2 in the shift and an average of 11.298 net m2/hour.

The line, installed in September 2017 as part of SAICA’s massive Renove Investment Plan (250 Million euros), can produce two or three boxes per feed, thanks to Bobst’s “Multifold” system.

SAICA PACK el Prat has specialized in the production of Packaging for Fast Moving Consumer Goods in Barcelona’s area of influence. The site is equipped with the latest technology, quality controls based of Artificial Intelligence checking 100% of boxes regarding print, gap and gluing. The plant is the local leader in Packaging for Food and Drinks and E-commerce.  

A speaker for SAICA PACK El Prat commented “Thanks to these tremendous productivities, we can deliver the best service available to our customers, with the best quality standards. We are really proud to hold this world record.” 

About Saica Group

Saica is one of the largest European players in the development and production of recycled paper for corrugated board, with a production of 3,2 million tons of paper. With more than 10,000 employees across Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, UK, Ireland, Turkey, Luxembourg and The Netherlands,

Saica Group has four business areas: production of recycled paper for corrugated board (Saica Paper), waste management and environmental services (Saica Natur), production of corrugated packaging (Saica Pack) and flexible packaging (Saica Flex). The consolidated turnover of the multinational is nearly 3.832 million Euros (aggregate sales, 31.12.19).

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