Plastique, one of the UK’s leading providers of thermoformed packaging, displays and components runs a 24/7 operation producing innovative plastic packaging solutions to a wide range of blue chip customers.
With 2,500 tools in stock and continual production of new tools, Plastique decided to install Intouch to monitor activity on its thermoforming machines.
Since the installation of Intouch, Plastique is experiencing substantially improved thru-put, more economic running costs and easier, more efficient task scheduling.
Trevor Drew, Operations Manager at Plastique comments “We liked Intouch because they were able to provide us with a bespoke system which addressed our specific requirements. The system greatly improves visibility which helps us keep tabs well in advance of tool change requirements which greatly reduces down time and improve productivity. We found the installation of the system surprisingly straightforward and it caused little disruption to our day to day activities,”
“As a result of installing the system, last year we increased our efficiency by 2,000 hours, which in turn has reduced the need for overtime and has allowed us to take on more work in the same time frame.”