Following the installation of a Zünd digital cutting table at its Nottingham facility in 2014, exhibition, sign and display company John E Wright has now invested in an additional system for its Hull operation with the help of the Local Growth Fund delivered by North East Lincolnshire Council.
The Zünd G3 L-2500 will significantly speed up and increase finishing operations for the company, so much so that John E Wright plans to expand its current Hull workforce of 13 employees with immediate effect.
Commenting on last year’s installation of a similar Zünd G3 with Prepare-it automated workflow software at John E Wright’s central facility in Nottingham, Alan Edwards, Technical Director, said: “Thanks to a significant reduction in the time needed to prepare files for ripping and cutting we have seen a massive increase in productivity and a much lower waste percentage.”
Hull’s new Zünd G3 features the same software and is expected to deliver equally impressive results. The production team can bring more cutting work in-house and use more profitable materials to produce banners, POS, posters and roll-up graphics. Thanks to the machine’s 1 kW router, it can also handle th thicker substrates popular for signage, such as Dibond, MDF, Forex and acrylic up to 30mm thick.
Additionally, Zünd UK supplied the new Zünd G3 with PackZ software, enabling John E Wright to expand its Hull services with packaging mock-ups and other new products. The cutting table is running alongside an Océ flatbed printer and several HP Latex printers.
Soon after the installation, Andy Magson, Manager of John E Wright’s Hull factory, commented: “Having installed the Zünd and Prepare-it software less than a week ago we are already seeing the benefits. Now we have all our services in-house which gives us better control over jobs and enables us to achieve faster turnaround times.”
“John E Wright’s decision to buy a second Zünd G3 for its Hull plant reflects the impact of its first investment in Nottingham,” said Peter Giddings, Sales Director, Zünd Plotting Systems (UK) Ltd. “Digital cutting always makes a significant difference to finishing production but Zünd Prepare-it software brings it to another level: workflow is automated to remove the guesswork in nesting, saving time and money.”
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