W.E. Roberts Invests in eProductivity Software’s Escada Quality and Process Control Solutions to Drive Sustainability and Efficiency Efforts

eProductivity Software (ePS), a global leader in transformational technology, purpose-built to empower the packaging and corrugated industries, announced today announced that W.E. Roberts, one of the largest independent corrugated manufacturers in the U.K., has invested in ePS Escada Profile process control and Syncro corrugator control solutions to enhance its sustainability and efficiency efforts.

With a commitment to reducing waste and energy consumption while improving production efficiency, W.E. Roberts has partnered with ePS Escada to automate its corrugator and streamline its operations by implementing Escada’s Profile and Syncro solutions.

Ben Wilks, Operations Director at W.E. Roberts, commented: “With a choice of investing in a new corrugator or using our existing machine and enhancing its capabilities with technology, we decided to go the latter route. We’d had previous experience with Escada on an older corrugator and knew its benefits, so it was the clear choice to proceed with a proven, trusted method.”

“At W.E. Roberts, we are committed to driving sustainability and efficiency efforts in our industry,” said Richard Puffette, Financial Director at W.E. Roberts. “We believe that our investment in Escada’s Profile, process control, and Syncro corrugator control solutions will help us achieve these goals while providing our customers with the highest-quality packaging solutions. We expect the biggest cost savings to be achieved through the reduced waste and downtime on the machine; we should see increased capacity allowing us to deliver more and faster than before.”

W.E. Roberts expects significant improvements in its optimization efforts by reducing waste and energy consumption on the corrugator, ultimately contributing to a more sustainable future. Escada Syncro and Profile work harmoniously to synchronize change splicing, minimizing production waste, while considering real-time order specifics, adjusting the target speed using its intelligent speed control, helping to reduce downtime and increase throughput on the corrugator. Customers typically see a 0.5% reduction in corrugator waste and an average run speed increase of up to 25%.

“The team at Escada has demonstrated a clear understanding of our business needs and engaged with us to identify the right solution to meet our needs. In addition to Profile and Syncro, Escada will deploy a bespoke version of Optima, Escada’s roll stock management system, that will integrate with our in-house roll stock software and operate on the roll stands and clamp truck, meaning that we have enhanced visibility of paper consumption, further aiding our lean manufacturing practice,” concludes Ben.

With its investment in Escada’s solutions, W.E. Roberts is positioning itself as a leader in the corrugated industry by demonstrating its commitment to sustainability, efficiency, and innovation.

The new installation is planned to go live in October 2023.

W.E. Roberts invests in eProductivity Software’s Escada Profile and Syncro solutions to drive sustainability and efficiency efforts

About eProductivity Software

eProductivity Software is a leading global provider of industry-specific business and production software technology for the packaging and print industries. The company’s integrated and automated software offerings and point solutions are designed to enable revenue growth and drive operating and production efficiencies. eProductivity Software is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with offices worldwide. With over thirty years dedicated to delivering best-in-class technology to the packaging and printing industries, the company’s deeply held philosophy is that eProductivity Software succeeds when its customers thrive. For more information, please visit www.epssw.com.

About W.E. Roberts

Situated on the bank of the historic River Thames in Gravesham, W.E. Roberts has successfully served the South East of England with corrugated packaging for over 60 years. W. E. Roberts, now a third-generation family-owned business (founded in 1958 by William Edward Roberts and his son Alan), continues to be flexible and forward-thinking in supporting its customer base. This has seen the company grow into one of the largest independent manufacturers in the UK, producing its corrugated board and converting it into an array of packaging solutions.

W.E. Robert’s client portfolio is formed of long-standing relationships and new alike for those customers seeking a reliable and flexible approach for their needs in an ever-changing business landscape. W.E. Roberts has the experience, know-how, and determination to provide packaging solutions that help drive your business. For more information, please visit www.wer.co.uk.