New machine builds RSB Industrial capabilities

RSB Industrial Services will create 10 new jobs with the addition of a new thermoforming machine for its supported employment operations.

Founded in 1884 by the Royal Society for the Blind, RSB employs 65 bind, deaf, vision impaired or hard of hearing workers at Giles Plains north of Adelaide.

The company provides a wide range of component assembly and product packaging services, as well as the thermoforming of point of sale displays and rigid food packaging and boxes.

RSB Executive Marketing Manager, Darrin Johnson said investment of $300,000 to buy a custom built Formech HD 1350 Thermoformer would allow the production of much larger mouldings.

Johnston said: “This new machine is more versatile, energy efficient, safer and faster.

“It also…significantly increases our capacity and makes us a viable, cost effective alternative for companies currently outsourcing to China.”

Johnston said the new thermoforming machine would enhance RSB’s position as one of South Australia’s leading vacuum-forming suppliers.

The new jobs would be created over the next 12 months for people living with low vision or hearing loss.

“Since 1884, the RSB has been committed to providing meaningful work for people who may otherwise struggle to find it.

“The team in our Industrial Services division certainly punch above their weight.

“They compete in the open market and provide top quality products and services to some of Australia’s leading companies.”

Picture: RSB Industrial Services

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