Having completed the acquisition of a 4,000 sq ft neighboring property during 2018, UK converter Abbey has already started improvements to its Lamdin Road site.
‘Due to our continued expansion over the last two years we felt it necessary to improve our workflow by adding more space to our production facility. By purchasing the neighboring property and land we have created a four-acre site we can easily expand into over the coming years,’ said chairman Tom Allum.
The newly acquired 4,000 sq ft property will be renovated and modernized into warehousing of label material stock and finished goods. Abbey will move the existing warehouse stock into the new building which will in turn release suitable space from the present 25,000 sq ft factory to be able to convert into production area. The extra land will also allow a further 4,500 sq ft extension to be added if needed in the future.
‘The demands for labels is changing and whatever markets our customers are in they want their products to look different and stand out. We want to increase the embellishment range we offer to our existing and future customers, but before we do this we must improve the size of our production area. The six figure sums we are investing shows our long-term commitment to improving the products we offer to our customers,’ continued Allum.
The company has already ordered a new finishing machine, a Digicon 3 from AB Graphic, which is earmarked for the newly created space. Two more machines are being considered for later in the year.
The new AB Graphic machine will not only increase capacity but also offer hot foiling, embossing, de-bossing, web re-register, die-cutting and flexographic overprinting.