A sidekick is never alone
Despite the fact that we at Sidekix have a great deal of expertise and experience in house, that we assist our customers every day with fresh enthusiasm and that we are always looking for ways to improve ourselves, we would be nowhere without our modern and innovative machinery.
In our production hall in Uden, Brabant, our own advanced machinery, including a fully-fledged printing works, shines twenty-four hours a day. This is where it all happens: digital printing, folding and cutting, enveloping, sealing, digital printing of full colour and black-and-white, one letter or ten thousand, digital printing with supplements and gadgets, printing of plastic cards...you get the idea. And it doesn't stop there. Because if there are new opportunities to help our customers even better or faster, we are the first to realise them.
Sidekix is the first company in the Netherlands with a special wrapping machine, the GIFTWRAP 3000. A special machine that wraps gifts fully automatically with the same look & feel as manually wrapped gifts. Yes, also with those typical folding dots.
The packaging material is automatically aligned by the machine so that the paper is wrapped tightly around it. The side is automatically sealed with glue and the bottom is sealed with a sticker in the same colour as the packaging paper. We work with pre-printed paper that, if required, can be printed with your own layout for customised branding. The built-in feeder ensures that an envelope or an address sticker is immediately affixed. In this way, the packages are also immediately ready for dispatch. We are very happy with this power machine and so are our customers!
The CMC Cartonwrap is an inventive machine to pack products of different sizes in a customised cardboard box. Up to 800 boxes per hour! For each order, a scanner measures the height, width and depth of the product. This information is immediately read by the cardboard cutter that cuts out the exact packaging size. The result is a tightly fitting box around the product, without air, so that no padding material is needed. And the cutting waste from the superfluous cardboard is simply recycled. Smart, right? Sidekix also works in a certified way with paper and cardboard that carries an FSC® or PEFC label.
KM 1 DIGITAL PRINTER
As the first company in the Netherlands, Sidekix invested in the new KM 1 digital printer from Konika Minolta. A monster of a machine. But one with excellent characteristics in terms of durability, print quality, flexibility and efficiency.
The KM 1 is a so-called LED-UV machine. It does not suck the ink into the uncoated paper but remains on top of it, as it were. This not only gives higher-contrast printed matter, but also has environmental advantages. LED-UV uses up to 80% less energy and produces 60% less CO2 than conventional UV lamps, yet is more powerful. The LED units produce neither ozone nor heat, so there is no need for the necessary exhaust that you often have with UV lamps. Moreover, these digital LED UV printers do not need water and primer, which saves on chemicals.
At Sidekix, personalised content in Direct Mail goes further than just personalising the content of the message. With our CMC Smartmailer you can go a step further by also personalising the attachment on customer profile. The well-known bulge in the envelope. By surprising your client with something that really suits him and not a standard gift for the entire mailing file. That can make a huge difference in the conversion rate.
Sidekix has the infrastructure, machines and tooling to add the "bulge" in a personalised way. For this, we use our Smartmailer, among others. This smart machine can process both standard and non-standard products through rotating feeders, shuttle feeders and manual feed zones. This allows us to easily produce a bus pack with a personalised letter and a variable personalised gift. Automated and highly efficient.
Full service in print and fulfilment
Our machinery includes a wide range of machines for digital and card printing, cutting, labelling, stacking, sealing, shrinking, folding, scanning, gluing and packaging.
Driven by a state-of-the-art IT infrastructure with its own data centres and ISO 27001-certified data security.
We gave these machines this name ourselves, because they are not for sale as such. In close cooperation with several suppliers, these packaging machines have been custom built for Sidekix. With the bus packers, we can fold, fill, cover and address letterbox-size shipping boxes very quickly and efficiently. This not only saves money on postage, but is also more sustainable because less packaging material is used. Of course, not every product fits within the maximum dimensions of a letterbox, but at Sidekix we always think along to find a suitable solution. The built-in camera detection automatically checks that the right content goes to the right addressee.