UK printer Mercian Labels has also completed its plans for consolidation, transferring its Derby-based operations to its Burntwood site.
The move follows a record January sales month for the company and brings all of its manufacturing processes under one roof.
‘The transition to a single-site operation has multiple benefits,’ explained Dr Adrian Steele, Mercian Labels managing director.
‘Cost savings and economies of scale are obvious, but with sales and admin now all under one roof, our communications and cross-training benefits will improve considerably. IT issues have been dramatically simplified, in fact we are already seeing advantages throughout the business.’
Mercian Labels employs a broad range of print technologies which allow it to offer a very wide range of self-adhesive products. This includes 8-color high speed flexo and digital printing, which can be combined to produce multiple layer products. Further enhancements are possible with rotary screen printing and foiling.
Steele added: ‘There isn’t much we can’t do now, and with a robust NPD strategy coupled with some exciting R&D, we will continue to push the boundaries of specialised embellishments so that our customers enjoy the finest labeling available. Manufacturing of flexible packaging in short and medium runs is now also possible, with very exciting developments on the horizon.’
Hugo Gell, director of sales and marketing at Mercian Labels, added: ‘We have developed a dynamic and very knowledgeable sales force. This consolidation and their expert advice will allow our customers to see our wide range of capabilities operating under one roof. Designers and buyers will be able to make exciting branding decisions and add value to their product portfolios, no matter how large or small their business.’