UK-based Durham Box, part of the Logson Group, has become the first in the UK to join the Vulcan Option Programme and has signed an agreement to purchase the first Highcon Beam 2C digital die cutting system in the UK market.

This system will be installed at Durham Box’s 120,000sqft plant in Bishop Auckland in North-East England, alongside the EFI Nozomi single-pass corrugated printer. Additionally, Durham Box has also signed an option agreement to upgrade the Highcon Beam 2C to the Highcon Beam 2C Nonstop as well as, to join the Highcon Vulcan Option Programme. The Vulcan (R&D code name) is still under development and boasts an impressive 1.4 x 1.7m (55in x 66in) sheet size, which will bring benefits for mainstream corrugated production.

Collectively, the Logson Group has a turnover of over £400m annually, with more than 1300 employees spread across the UK. This parent brand includes several subsidiaries, including Board24, Boxes and Packaging, Cases24, Jardin Corrugated, Red Rose Packaging, Boxshop, Durham Box, and The Cardboard Box Company.

Dan Morris, managing director of Durham Box, stated, ‘We are excited to add the Highcon Beam 2C digital die cutting system to our facility. This will allow us to expand our product offerings and further enhance the ongoing and future expectations of the leading brands that we work with.’

David Richardson, Logson Group CEO, added, ‘We are pleased to be joining forces with Highcon, a top-notch provider of digital die cutting systems. This is an exciting development for us, and we are looking forward to the many possibilities that this partnership will bring.’

‘Highcon has achieved yet another milestone in its digital transformation journey with the help of its partnership with Durham Box and the Logson Group, through our continuous demonstration of attracting leading market players to adopt our digital die cutting solutions. Without this joint collaboration, Highcon would not have reached this point,’ said Shlomo Nimrodi, CEO of Highcon.