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COVID-19

We are monitoring the evolving situation regarding the spreading of COVID-19 throughout the world and are fully committed to reducing any potential impacts to the operations of our customers at this critical time.

We understand the importance of the products and service we provide to our customers. Spares orders are being supplied as normal and we have further measures in place for this to continue.

We have established measures to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our employees in our production facilities in Bristol and Charlotte NC which currently continue to operate as normal, albeit with reduced personnel due to self-distancing requirements. This inevitably will have an impact on our confirmed delivery times for machine orders.

The safety of our employees and customers remains our main priority. We will continue to follow the guidelines provided by the UK and US governments and have cancelled all business travel and visits to our sites.

We will communicate updates as necessary and keep you informed of any changes.

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Keymac appoints new French agent

Keymac appoints new French agent

Keymac has appointed MBC as its agent for sales and service of the whole Keymac range of Sleevers and Cartoners in France. MBC has offices in both Biarritz and Lille and will soon be opening an office in Bretagne. http://www.mbc-sarl.com

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Keymac and Fresh Produce Packing – 100% Plastic Free

Keymac and Fresh Produce Packing – 100% Plastic Free

Keymac UK and USA attended the Fruit Logistica Show in Berlin last week. The exhibition was tremendously successful for the company and significant interest was shown by fruit and vegetable growers and packers in the existing K101 Sleever, which is already operational in Europe, and the Top Load pack introduced at the Show which is not only 100% plastic free but also uses less carton board.

We made many new contacts, both buyers and distributors, wanting to work with Keymac throughout the world.

 

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Keymac launches higher speed K101S Sleever

Keymac launches higher speed K101S Sleever

In response to the demand to sleeve trays and pots at higher speeds, Keymac has launched the K101S Sleever which sits in the range between its exiting K101 (up to 60 packs per minute) and K201 (up to 120 packs per minute) machines. The new machine has the same compact footprint and size range capability as the K101 but can achieve speeds up to 75 packs per minute. The machine is fully adjustable without the need for costly change parts.

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Keymac celebrates its 15th anniversary in January

Keymac celebrates its 15th anniversary in January

Keymac is celebrating its 15th anniversary in January 2020. The company started out in Keynsham, near Bristol, in 2005 before opening its second design and manufacturing facility in Charlotte NC five years later. Since opening, both locations have supplied sleeving and cartoning systems to primarily food manufacturing companies worldwide, gaining an enviable reputation for innovative and robust machines and exceptional customer service. Continue reading →

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Keymac develops further machines for Plastic Free packaging

Keymac develops further machines for Plastic Free packaging

Keymac in the UK and USA has extended its range of machines to run plastic free packaging. In addition to its successful K101 Sleever which sleeves apples packed in a cardboard tray, Keymac now offers Formers and Closers to form and seal cardboard packs containing soft fruit such as kiwis or tomatoes.

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Keymac develops Sleever for Plastic Free packaging

Keymac develops Sleever for Plastic Free packaging

Keymac has launched a new Sleeving machine to package loose items of fruit and vegetables such as apples, pears, tomatoes and chicory in a cardboard tray with a cardboard sleeve. The machine has been developed in response to the requirement to dramatically reduce the amount of plastics used in packaging.

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Keymac appoints new agent

Keymac appoints new agent

In line with its planned expansion, Keymac has appointed a new agent based in Craigavon, Northern Ireland. JMC Packaging has been established for over 20 years and offers an extensive range of complimentary packaging machinery and materials. JMC will be Keymac’s exclusive agent for sales of machinery on the Island of Ireland with effect from 1 November 2019. We are very much looking forward to working with both the team at JMC and with existing and new customers.

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Say hello to Ethel

Say hello to Ethel

Keymac USA has recently supplied a KCM2 Semi Automatic End Load Cartoner to Coda Signature Chocolate for its new facility in California. The chocolate manufacturer, who infuses its chocolate with cannabis oil, packs the product in a child resistant carton on the KCM2 machine which is known in the plant as “Ethel”. Ethel works downstream from “Lucy”, the chocolate moulding line. The two “ladies” are proving to be “a hell of a duo” commented Brien Sauchelli, Coda’s Director of Facilities. Continue reading →

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