The Pemco SHM 1650 Dual Rotary sheeter is due to be installed in August, either in the current Melbourne production facility or in a new Sydney plant.
The move puts Direct Paper Supplies (DPS) into the arena with BJ Ball Papers in Auckland and KW Doggett in Melbourne, which have both invested in the same model in recent years.
DPS director Dale O’Neill said: “We have made the investment to increase our service offering to the printing packaging market.
“We already operate around the clock five days a week and this will make our service even quicker,” he added.
Graph-Pak managing director Tom Ralph said the machine is equipped to run 350m per minute on cutting paper and board and offers a 0.38mm tolerance, which he said was the highest cut quality in the world.
“It’s the number one sheeter not just in Australia, but in the world. It’s the Maserati of sheeters,” he said.
Ralph said the machine would be valuable asset in the paper company’s push into the Sydney market, adding that DPS was interested in another 1650 so it could have a sheeter in both capital cities.
DPS said it is a family-owned company, which currently has a production facility in Melbourne and an office in Sydney.
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