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Machine Design &

In 2011 APS were requested to produce bespoke machinery for Nifco UK, a leading plastic moulding company. From that date, APS have gone from being not only a specialist in the tobacco machinery industry but to a fully turnkey solutions enterprise. Our premises in Reading, Berkshire, England is a fully equipped modern machining workshop utilising the latest technologies in CAD CAM Design. Boasting the capabilities to support our customers in Mechanical, Electrical and Software disciplines.

Cigarette Packing

Combining experience and specialist knowledge of cigarette packing machinery, offering high quality manufacturing training and technical support worldwide. Introducing the WORLD FIRST custom made packet re-feed system.

Machine Design &
Manufacturing Division

The key to success, when designing and building special purpose machinery, lies in the ability to interpret customers requirements from the outset, invariably during the initial concept discussions. Having all of the necessary key skills under control allows APS to excel in this area, producing not only innovative machine concepts and designs, but delivering robust and highly efficient solutions.

APS provides full engineering contract support for Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, CNC Machining and APS special purpose Machine Design & Build, to a range of industries.

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Cigarette Packing
Machine Division

Company History

APS Limited formed by Directors Steve Reeves and Vince Small, in November 2006. Between them they have over 45 years experience in the tobacco industry, working mainly on secondary machinery, the business has more than one attribute:

Installation, Technical Support, Training and Machine Design.

Work experience since formation:
 +  Providing support for GD (Bologna) in Installation and Technical Support of Nigeria X3DB Lines.
 + Technical Support and coaching of GC machinery in Augustow, Poland as an integral part of the Preston installation project. One of British American Tobaccos biggest commitment to machine and product rationalisation to date (2 years).
 + Paper-inner liner project (Augustow) involving machine dismantling, three-dimensional internal cam changes and run up.
 + Technical assistance GD C600 Quality issues in Boncourt. 
 + Installation of GD X3 complex in Kenya, Nairobi.
 + Technical GC X2NV training (classroom and machine based), located in Pécs Hungary.
 + Sold and installed first, fully automated refeed system to BAT Poland installed on a GD X3DB machine.

Packet RE-feed System

What is it?
 +  A system that automatically introduces good packet back into the wrapping line  +  Operator friendly, load and leave system.
 +  The only product of its type available on the market.

What the product offers?
 +  A way to rework rejected packets. No reduction in machine speed when introducing packets back into the wrapping line.
 +  Works with tax stamps and seals.
 +  Suitabale for all GD X3 type machines, GD X2 versions available.

What are the benefits?
 +  Reduced waste  +  Increased volume  +  Reduced costs.

Why buy it?
 +  A cost effective way to reduce waste.
 +  Competitve marketplace, the factory survival dependent on cost.
 +  New technology, more complexity.
 +  Environmental legislation, increased cost of waste disposal.
 +  Increased right first time production.
 +  Advice, design and supply service provided.

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Unit 21, Easter Park,
Benyon Road, Reading, RG7 2PQ