Friedheim International has added Pregis’ automated bagging systems to its thriving packaging technology division.
Under the agreement, Friedheim will begin to distribute Pregis’ Sharp product line, that has headquarters in the UK and Holland as well as offices in France and Germany.
Pregis is already a well-established name in the packaging market. Working in partnership with Friedheim, Pregis will bring additional bagging and mailing solutions to the UK market.
Among the first Sharp machines available through Friedheim will be the SX, a semi-automatic tabletop device that runs bags from 5cm to 28cm wide and from 10cm to 81cm long. Friedheim will also now stock the Sharp MAX20 Automatic machine, which can run bags up to 51cm wide and 101cm long and designed for various infeed and outfeed accessories. Both machine types have an integrated printer with next-bag out technology.
With continued growth in B2C e-commerce sales in the UK market, Sharp machines will help solve the problems presented by an increase in short runs and single order items.
Existing Sharp users have reported seeing their productivity triple, while the quality of their packaging has also increased. Aside from the mail order and e-commerce market, Sharp has seen heavy interest from T shirt printers running a direct-to-consumer service, whereby they produce and deliver a single printed garment direct to the customer. Next to labour savings and increase of output, DIM-weight savings can be achieved while contributing to a lower CO2 footprint with bags made from recycled content.