One of the world’s leading IT services providers has selected strapping equipment from industry leader Strapex for its UK operation.
Fujitsu Services has purchased five of the recently launched SMG10 vertical strapping machines for its contract printing and mail facility at Warrington in Cheshire.
The installation follows a successful trial of the SMG10 product by Fujitsu who have also signed up for consumable supply and a maintenance contract with Strapex. They are being used to strap bundles of forms in envelopes ready for collection by Royal Mail.
Darryl Hyde, Shift Manager at Fujitsu Services, explained: “We were previously collating these items manually using bands which was not very efficient and also entailed a high materials cost.
“When we spoke to Strapex, they were very receptive to our particular requirements and what we were seeking to achieve. The trial machine did exactly what we needed it to, and we were pleased to take five SMG10 machines on a permanent basis.
“The strapped bundles are more tightly and consistently bound and therefore easier to count the contents.
“Strapex provide training but the machines really are very easy to use. Another key advantage is their mobility – they are on wheels and use standard a 13A power supply, so they can be quickly and easily moved to whichever of our 13 mailing lines needs them.”
“We have calculated that the initial outlay will be rapidly recouped in terms of reduced consumable cost, while quality has already improved measurably.”
The machines operate 16 hours a day, five days a week, with some 50 million finished items being strapped each year.
Scott Macpherson of Strapex added: “The SMG10 has been designed with mailroom operations specifically in mind and this application – the first major installation of this product in the UK – is therefore an ideal one for it. We’re delighted to have added a major name in Fujitsu to our portfolio, and look forward to a long and successful partnership with them.”
Strapex is one of the world’s leading suppliers of end of line strapping and stretchwrapping equipment. A wide range of fully and semi automatic machinery, hand tools and consumables is available, along with full training and ongoing product support. More information is available at www.strapex.com.