CBS Packaging Group has started an ongoing investment plan to improve productivity at our Birmingham plant.

After a thorough planning process, installation will soon begin on a fully automated conveying system, seamlessly transporting corrugated loads from conversion machinery to finished goods. This investment will see significant improvements in plant productivity and conversion efficiency. 

This new system will reduce downtime, and provide increased health & safety benefits, reducing forklift movements and labour requirements in our manufacturing process. 

The system is being manufactured and installed by Avanti Conveyors and the project is due to be complete by the end of 2022. 

This investment also includes the Press Master base vertical press strapping machines and automatic wrapper supplied by Gordian Strapping.

“This is the start of a new wave of investments we are planning at CBS Packaging Group. This latest project will see our West Bromwich plant increase productivity and employee safety through automatic conveyor systems. This investment, including two new strapping machines and automatic pallet wrapper is a fantastic opportunity to further support our team and increase workplace efficiency.”

Jitha Singh – Managing Director – CBS Packaging Group

The implementation of the replacement of the whole Finished Goods Line is an exciting step forward for us at CBS Packaging removing the roller conveyors and replacing with a safer blue belt system with designated crossing area’s and improving the capacity of the line by 50%. With the inline wrapping capability and all routes now covered by the improved layout truck movements and manual intervention will be dramatically reduced improving the process speed of the finished product and in turn the machine capacities themselves with the reduction in downtime. “

Dave Pretty – Group Operations Manager – CBS Packaging Group

Avanti Conveyors are thrilled to be a partner of CBS Packaging on a fantastic project to automate the conversion to finished goods at the West Bromwich plant.

We at Avanti Conveyors have been continuously innovating and developing our solutions to provide the best systems for our customers and we are excited to bring this type of sophisticated system to CBS Packaging. 

We have worked closely with the fantastic team at CBS Packaging to find the optimum system design for their needs, which will be delivered in December 2022, with Avanti Conveyors continuing to support CBS Packaging ongoing with our superb service team. 

We are looking forward to delivering the system and seeing the increases in efficiency and productivity in this area of the plant, allowing CBS Packaging to grow even further in the corrugated market.”

Chris Reynolds – Sales Director – Avanti Conveyors

 “Gordian Strapping are delighted to be working with CBS Packaging on this strategically important site upgrade.

This project marks a turning point for Gordian and the UK corrugated market as we now have the best technology in this sector, the Press Master range of machines are proving extremely hard to beat in their design and operational quality.

The CBS Packaging show site will afford Gordian a central UK shop window for our prospective customers to see the Press Master in a high-volume production setting.”

Gary Cowley – System Sales Director – Gordian Strapping


Jitha Singh (Managing Director), David Pretty (Group Operations Manager) with the teams from Avanti Conveyors & Gordian Strapping

Gary Cowley (Gordian Strapping) & Jitha Singh (Managing Director)

Chris Reynolds (Avanti Conveyors) & Jitha Singh (Managing Director)