European label printing group Barthel Gruppe has signed on for its 24th MPS investment, a 6-color, fully-automated EF 430 flexo printing press.
Barthel Gruppe is a group of six label printing companies with manufacturing plants in Germany and the Netherlands. The company currently employs over 300 people and has a yearly revenue of around €70 million (US$79 million). It produces approximately 270,000 sqm of labels daily at four locations. Barthel began as a label producer for fresh produce and is today a specialist in printing self-adhesive labels for many markets including food, wine and spirits, home care, cosmetics, pharma, chemistry and automotive. These range from simple to highly sophisticated decorative labels.
MPS and Barthel have maintained a long-standing partnership, with this EF 430 flexo press marking the group’s 24th MPS press. The new EF 430 will replace an older flexo press to produce labels for the food industry.
Barthel Gruppe managing director Mischa Barthel said: ‘From years of partnering with MPS, we can confidently rely on its press technology, robustness and service when we need it. Our MPS presses consistently deliver the same stable results — regardless of the operator that runs them. That is why we put our trust in MPS again, and look forward to enhancing label production with our new EF 430 press.’
Frank Kuntke, sales manager at MPS Systems GmbH (Germany) said: ‘After 18 years, Barthel remains a loyal MPS customer. It’s truly an honor receiving this additional sale for our EF multi-substrate flexo press, as a testament of the value MPS provides in label printing, innovation and service.’