85 years of packaging solutions - since 1937
85 years of packaging solutions - since 1937
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Case Study – A Pair Of Evergreen Automatic Strapping Machines for Garden Product Manufacturer

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Mercia Gardens is one of the UK's largest manufacturers of timber garden products and in 2018, Gordian provided two RQ-8A fully automatic strapping machines with a custom-built wide arch. The machines have proven to be a wise investment, helping Mercia increase their output and grow as a business.

Introducing Mercia Garden Products Ltd

Mercia Garden Products employs over 150 people and is one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of timber garden products. Constant market analysis has enabled Mercia to develop an extensive range of products to cater to a wide range of customer requirements. Therefore, a highly efficient production line with fully automatic strapping machines is absolutely necessary

All the timber in their products is sourced from forests that are well-managed and sustainable, resulting in the development of a new product range that complies fully with the Code for Sustainable Homes.

Check out their impressive 20-acre facility in the video below:

A machine that's all the rage for a garden range

When Mercia approached us asking for a strapping solution that would increase warehouse efficiency, we had just the machine in mind. 

Replacing the existing machines, we provided an upgrade to the always-impressive StraPack RQ-8A

The two previous StraPack automatic strapping machines had lasted for over 13 years and this gave Mercia Garden Products the confidence to invest in two more. They’ve also got a third StraPack machine that has been in full operation in their facility for over 14 years.

Now that’s reliability.

The machines are used for strapping garden sheds and children’s playhouses so need a certain level of solidity – which the StraPack brand provides.

Check out our full range of strapping machinery here.

The two StraPack RQ-8A machines were built to their required specifications. They took advantage of our in-house engineering team who can create custom modifications to ensure full machine capability.

For Mercia, this involved the widening of the arches to a standardised 2650 mm arch. The previous models were two different sizes so this allowed greater flexibility to move the machines around the warehouse and fit them into existing conveyor lines.

The outcome was a very happy customer, with this comment from David Berry, the Operations Director:

"We have been using StraPack machines from Gordian for at least the last 15 years. When the time came to replace them, we had no hesitation about staying with the StraPack brand"
If you have any questions regarding our strapping machines, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team here. Additionally, do feel free to take a look at our fantastic customer testimonials. 

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