The operator is running the Italian-made Fermac M62 bottle decorating machine, which has increased plant capacity and quality at Universal Packaging in Vernon.
Recently, bottle decorator Universal Packaging Inc. announced upgrades to the equipment line at its Vernon facility. Universal’s CEO, Steve Pelkey, says the new equipment allows not only much higher production rates, but provides much more flexibility in what it can do.
The company decorates bottles ranging in size from 50 ml to 18 litre giants, but the majority of its work is with wine bottles. Pelkey notes the company will be able to put out 100,000 cases per month, but with the new lines they can run several projects of different sizes simultaneously.
Pelkey explains the new Italian-made Fermac equipment allows “for the tightest print registration in the glass decoration world.” He concludes, “It is the finest decoration equipment in the world.”
Along with better workmanship, the new equipment lines have increased capacity for his plant by 50%, making this one of the largest bottle decorators in North America. Universal currently sells in seven provinces and 28 American states. Some of the companies using Universal’s services include: Silver Oaks winery in California, St. Chateau and St. Michelle in Washington, Twisted Tree, Mission Hill, Vista D’oro and Dirty Laundry of British Columbia.
The company can do screen printing, frosting and spraying of bottles, plain glass, graphic design, shipping, warehousing, Vinolok or bar-top closures. Go to http://www.unipack.ca/ for more information.