AUTUMN 2019 – NEW CORE WINDER Replacement of core winder with UK made, industry leading Perkin Mako Machine
SUMMER 2019 – NEW DRUM REEL Industry leading drum reel installed
SPRING 2019 – TRANSPORT COMPANY RBM buy out imbedded transport company to update and replace the fleet
SPRING 2018 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CHP Plant refurbishment maximising our energy efficiency
AUTUMN 2017 – NEW WAREHOUSE 1000 Square Meter consignment stock Warehouse fully operational
JULY 2017: ADDITIONAL 5 DRYING CYLINDERS ADDED TO BOARD MACHINE
Maximum production is now in the region of 8 tonnes per hour and we manufacture approx. 50,000 tonnes per year
NOV 2016: NEW SHEETER
Re-conditioned automated sheeter from Australia purchased & installed.
JULY 2014: NEW EDGE MACHINE
Second edge guard machine was purchased due to high demand for the products. Lead time cut from 5-6 weeks, to 2-3 weeks.
DEC 2012: NEW VATS – WET END
Tonnage output increased from 38,000 to 42,000 tonnes per year.
SUMMER 2008: ADDITIONAL DRYING CYLINDERS ADDED TO BOARD MACHINE
Maximum production increased to approximately 38,000 tonnes per year
SUMMER 2007: NEW EDGE MACHINE
First edge guard machine installed
1995 – 2000 TUBE DEPARTMENT Investment was made in 2 Core Winders, 2 Convolute Lines and a recutter, supporting the Mills increased production
1994: PRESTON BOARD & PACKAGING
Further development was dormant until the site was purchased by Preston Board & Pkg ltd. Production rate at this time was approximately 3.5 tonnes per hour.
Liquibox (LB Europe) moved into part of the mill. They were linked to Sonoco and remained on site until 2008.
MID 1970’S: HYDRAPULPER AND DRY VATS
A hydrapulper was installed and stock cleaning was moved across the road to a new building where it still lives today. This was followed by dry vats, bigger presses and a simple knife cutter.
EARLY 1970’S: SONOCO FULL CONTROL
American company Sonoco (southern novelty company), took over full ownership of the mill.
1939 – 1945: WORLD WAR II
Main customer was alliance box in Warrington who used the board to make gas mask boxes.
1923: TEXTILE PAPER TUBES
First board machine installed
1914-1918: FIRST WORLD WAR
Used as a margarine factory.
1833: OAKWOOD MILL BUILT
It was designed by Edward Walters who also designed the free trade hall in Manchester. Used as a cotton mill.
UK Manufacturer Romiley Board As seen in The Sunday Times