Warren, the UK’s leading independent cartonboard and graphical board and paper stockist, has announced that its new converting facility is now fully operational and at full capacity, with the potential to increase its capacity further with the introduction of a shift system.
The newly opened converting facility formed part of Warren’s recent seven figure investment, announced earlier this year, which includes a reel and pallet stock operation, reel to sheet cutting and rewinding and guillotining, all of which are based at the new 42,000 sq. ft. premises in West Bromwich.
With the converting facility now fully functioning, everything the customer needs has been brought together within one group under the Warren name.
Commenting on the new operation, Divisional Director for Warren Converters, Bryen Humphreys stated, “Customers have gone out of their way to show their appreciation of the speed at which we got things up and running in the new facility and our commitment to continue to fulfil demand throughout the time it took to install the machines and get them set up.”
Bryen added, “I truly believe we add value to customers by being able to supply the exact board size they need rather than them having to make do with a ‘best fit’ for the job. We take away the hassle of the customer adding an extra process by having to guillotine the board to size either prior to, or after printing.”
He continued, “As we all know, lead times are all important, and being able to offer the choice of mill making, next day delivery on pallet stock or having the product delivered to exact requirements, is of considerable benefit to customers.”
At the same time Warren has announced that new products will be coming online over the coming months, to add to the successful UK market leading liner grade, Serviliner. Customers will be updated in due course as to when these will be available.
In addition, following a successful Chain of Custody audit which was completed in September, Warren has revealed that it will shortly be in a position to offer both FSC® and PEFCô certified material from its new conversion plant.
Further developments also include a project to extend Warren’s Environmental Management Systems to include the conversion plant, with a view to the plant eventually becoming ISO14001 registered in 2015.
Warren is a member of the AIMS group of companies, the UK’s largest merchant consortium, consisting of leading independent paper and board merchants in the UK and Ireland. The individual members within AIMS focus on supplying their local regions, enabling them to provide a superior service and this has allowed Warren to offer a far broader range of quality products offering greater opportunities to service both the paper and board sectors.
With a 37-year trading history and a main facility in 112,000 sq. ft. premises in Glenfield, Leicestershire, Warren employs a team of 39 staff with combined industry experience of over 300 years.
Warren has also just completed a total rebranding across the entire business emphasising their commitment to the three key areas of the business, being board, paper and converting.