Crosland's Home Grown Success

January 2005

A Manchester-based packaging and print finishing machine supplier which is enjoying impressive international sales success, is celebrating a major milestone on its own doorstep.

Crosland VK Limited combines installation expertise with after-sales service and training and product development, to a growing client base stretching as far as Mexico and the Ukraine.

Crosland has just announced its 25 th installation of a Young Shin die cutter, this time on home territory at Manchester Paper Box. The company opted for the semi automatic 1200mm x 1700mm format, with stripping and grip edge removal.

"The machine was running at its top speed of 3000 impressions per hour within two days of installation," explained Crosland's Group Sales Director, Steve Waterhouse."

He added: "Manchester Paper Box have been established for over 40 years and are leading producers of corrugated cases. This latest installation demonstrates our growing expertise and success both at home and abroad."

The Trafford Park company continues to flourish following a major management reshuffle last year, arising from a Management Buy-In.

"Crosland is reporting high levels of business with a further two Young Shin semi automatic die cutters due to be installed during February elsewhere in the UK ," added Mr Waterhouse.

With 26 employees, Crosland is the UK 's largest independent supplier of die cutting machinery, and can trace its routes back to 1872. The company boasts unparalleled levels of after-care service and has secured European distribution rights to a range of automated machines which will facilitate future growth plans.

"As both a company and leading brand, Crosland enjoys an excellent market reputation and there is no doubt that its existing and future customers will benefit from the new management team's enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to take the company onto a new platform for success.

"We expect 2005 to be a very busy year for us as Crosland reinforces its position as a market leader both in the UK and on the international stage," concluded Mr Waterhouse.

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