About Us


We are DIG Corrugated Machinery.

We service corrugated machinery, install, fit and conduct electrical and mechanical maintenance.  We can be called out to repair breakdowns.  We can supply parts, moving equipment and sell new and refurbished machinery.  We are always happy to discuss bespoke projects and offer advice.

We are based in Leiston, Suffolk, England.  We have a great space to house all our machinery and components.

 

Meet Our Team

Gary Knights

Director


Gary started his apprenticeship at Richard Garretts in Leiston in 1979 and was working as an apprentice electrician on S&S machinery when Richard Garretts closed in 1980. Gary started his electrical business G Knights Electrical in 1987 and he returned to working on S&S and other corrugated machinery as a sub contractor to DIG Corrugated Machinery Ltd in 1992. He continued to do this, until becoming one of the four owners taking over DIG Corrugated Machinery Ltd in February 2015. Now G Knights Electrical Ltd runs alongside DIG Corrugated Machinery Ltd, sharing the same office and workshop.

Gary Butcher

Director


Gary started working for DIG as a maintenance engineer apprentice in October 1989. He was then employed for five years as a fitter, before moving to the drawing office to work on the rebuild projects. He also worked in the sales office and took over running DIG's IT and telephone systems in 2000. Gary's 14 years AutoCAD experience has proved invaluable in the last six months for designing and drawing up brand new machines as DIG expands. In addition to Gary's engineering background and responsibility for the finances he is also involved in the R&D of the company.

Philip Godbold

Co-Owner


Philip joined the Corrugated Machinery business in 1978 working for S&S Corrugated Machinery who at the time were building Flexo Folder Gluers and Die cutters at their Leiston works. After the closure of S&S in 1986 he was recruited by DIG Corrugated Machinery who had the S&S licence agreement to continue to provide spare parts and service for the S&S range of machinery. DIG then got into rebuilding and upgrading used machinery and later bought the Kirby Converting Machinery business and relocated it at their Leiston site. Philip was employed as Sales and Service Manager dealing with orders and contracts over all areas of the business. At the beginning of 2015 the Directors of DIG retired and Philip bought into the company with three others. He continues to manage the sales and service office at our new location on the Eastlands Industrial Estate in Leiston.

Paul Potter

Co-Owner


Paul started as a Richard Garrett Technician Apprentice in September 1974 and stayed with S&S after qualifying, until November 1985. The following week he started working for DIG as a machine operator. In 1989 he moved from the engineering machine shop to the fitting shop and started going on outwork jobs around the UK to begin with, then worldwide soon after. Paul's knowledge and expertise as a machinist for over 15 years allowed DIG to offer onsite boring work to repair machines at our customers' premises and also gives him an additional insight into any potential problems. Paul now oversees the day-to-day running of the fitting shop and he travels wherever, whenever needed.
  • We are very pleased with the work that has been carried out so far and are very happy to continue the relationship for any other works.

    Saica Pack
  • I would like to thank DIG Corrugated for their outstanding work they have done in Italy. Their work was really impressive. It is a true case for Best Practice in the Corrugated Industry.

    Smurfit Packaging Italia
  • I would like to thank your team for the excellent work they did last week, and specially Mr Peter Mulligan who effectively supervised the operation in a very professional manner and successfully brought out a high quality printer in the agreed period of time

    Smurfit Espana