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  • 30 Jan 2020

Arden Dies receives Bobst's accreditation

L-R: Russel Griffiths, CAD manager at Arden Dies; Simon Lynch, operations and sales director at Arden Dies; Graeme Doran, Bobst, Simon Zitouni, CAD team at Arden Dies.

Stockport-based Arden Dies has become the first UK and Ireland die-maker to achieve a prestigious accreditation from Bobst’s Certification Program.

‘Arden Dies has been a leader in the die-making and packaging industry in the UK for more than half a century and we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovation, so we are delighted to be the first in the UK and Ireland to become Bobst certified,’ said Simon Lynch, operations and sales director at Arden Dies. ‘The objective of the accreditation is to deliver tooling and press performance within the certified standards agreed by both our businesses and ensure our shared customer base optimize their conversion machine and tooling investments’

The certification process involved an on-site audit at Arden Dies’ purpose-built factory site in Stockport, UK as well as a tooling machine validation trial at the Bobst Competence Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Alex Volery, head of Bobst tooling division, said: ‘We have developed the Die-maker Certification Program because we believe that they play a key role in the delivery of efficient, high-quality converting operations. Converters need to be confident that their die-makers have the skills, understanding and equipment required to produce high-quality dies - the Bobst Die-maker Certification Program is a guarantee of excellence. Therefore, we are delighted to have Arden Dies on board as the first certified die-maker in the UK and Ireland.’

As part of the certification program, Arden staff will take part in a training course at the Bobst Competence Centre, to help them gain a better understanding of convertors’ tooling requirements and upstream processes.

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