Minimal lead times, just in time supply and a focus on consistent high quality and flexibility
The message “Choose a colour to match your environment, or a finish to meet your application” sums up GWP Coatings.
It has seen close working relationships with the other divisions of the Group to provide both the finishing touches (e.g. branding and/or decorative print) or finishes that are integral to a products performance (for example adding waterproofing, oil resistance or anti-static properties to corrugated packaging).
So although the products you can source from GWP Coatings will always remain a key focus, you can also take advantage of a range of complementary services and other benefits that simply cannot be found elsewhere.
Our entire business if focused on your satisfaction and providing a completely confidential service to sheet plants like yours across the UK. If you need your corrugated board to do that bit extra, now it can.
Why work with GWP Coatings?
01: Confidential Trade Service.
Support and services tailored to your sheet plant
If you are a sheet plant or packaging manufacturer, GWP Coatings’ offering is simple. Get high quality, coated board delivered when you need as part of a completely confidential trade service.
By keeping all trade board coating in house at production facility just outside of Swindon, it allows you to be certain that stringent quality checks are applied at every stage of the process.
This can be the checking of colours for pantone matching. The longevity of your Liquigard water and oil resistant coating. Or even the conductive performance of the exclusive Corstat coating. In essence, it allows you access to the benefits provided by the tools, equipment and experience that ultimately ensures your coated board will be of the highest standard.
Besides this, trade board coating comes with the promise of complete confidentiality. This gives you peace of mind that you can increase your product offering to your clients with no concerns of losing their business.
02: Business Performance
A range of complimentary services to enhance your business
Besides being able to offer your customers a wider range of corrugated products, the confidential agreements you can undertake with GWP allow you to source a much wider range of products as well.
For example, Correx® corrugated plastic can be notoriously difficult to convert on standard machinery. However, if you r customers are looking for this type of product, GWP Coatings can supply this as a trade service. The same applies engineered foam, anti static products, handling supplies and even specialist corrugated products such as crash lock boxes or spools.
This is in addition to managing a stock holding of your commonly used products which you can call off on a “Just In Time” basis.
Please see below for further details of these services.
03: Who are GWP Coatings?
Background and business rationale
GWP Coatings, previously trading under the Corstat name, is now a key part of the GWP Group that focuses on specialist coatings onto corrugated cardboard. This is predominantly offered as a trade service to other sheet plants and packaging manufacturers.
However, as with the other areas of GWP Group, a key focus is your complete satisfaction. This is achieved, in part, through minimal lead times, just in time supply and a focus on consistent high quality and flexibility
As well as sharing this knowledge ad product range with you, we always look to strengthen the relationships with your business through the level of service offered as standard.
04: Our Operations.
Processes, ethos and culture
At GWP Coatings we strive to provide you with innovative and cost-effective packaging solutions where there is a need for an additional surface coating. Whether this is to protect from water, oil, abrasion, or to simply add branding or instructions, your can benefit from a bespoke solution.
The service offered to you differs from most other coaters as you can specify coated board from as little as 200 sq. metres.
This is in addition to matching any pantone colour, meaning that expensive silk screen printing can be avoided. This provides a perfect solution to short run pre-print liners and low volume / high quality packaging products.
GWP are certain the solutions provided offer you the optimum protection for your products regardless of the environment or application they will be used for.
Get an insight into the manufacturing process at GWP Coatings
Please watch the video to the below for an overview of GWP Coatings operations, manufacturing process and team.
06: Sheet Plant Association.
Unrivalled support for UK sheet plants
Due to the nature of GWP Coatings’ business, a large amount of products are supplied to UK sheet plants. This in turn has seen GWP become heavily involved with the “Sheet Plant Association”.
The SPA effectively provides a forum for the owners and managers of Corrugated Sheet Plants and their associated suppliers can meet and discuss matters of common interest.
It is also heavily involved in matters affecting the corrugated packaging industry as well as the specific sheet plant sector, promotes the sector to potential new customers, as well as encouraging best practice amongst members.
Training, relating to industry specific skills, knowledge, and personal development for the employees of member companies is also a key objective, as is the promoting of co-operative working between member companies.
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