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Springfield Solutions has seen a 25 percent growth in print volume since launching its #PrintWorks expansion in May.
The investment, at the company’s headquarters in Thomas Street, Hull, saw Springfield Solutions double the size of its digital print operation, taking the overall building footprint from 20,000 sq ft to more than 26,000 sq ft.
Since launching the expansion, the company has seen a 25 percent increase in the volume of meters it prints for the food, pharma, paints and coatings, household and beauty sectors.
Springfield Solutions joint managing director Dennis Ebeltoft said the figures demonstrated that the investment was paying dividends, and that the increased print capacity was already converting into revenue.
‘#PrintWorks involved acquiring a new building, designing the layout to maximize efficiency of our print operation, turning that vision into reality and investing in a new Screen Truepress L350UV ink jet digital press, and new finishing lines from AB Graphic.
‘It was a huge undertaking that took months to complete, and as a result, we’ve only just had chance to analyze exactly how it is performing. To see a 25 percent increase in volume in just over six months is absolutely fantastic. It demonstrates that the investment is already paying dividends, which is pathing the way for further investment, and that could be just around the corner.’
Steve Nix, print operations manager at Springfield Solutions, said the figure demonstrated how far digital print had progressed in recent years. ‘To see an increase in 25 percent volume for the same six-month period as 2016 is a great achievement for a 100 percent digital printer. That is why we have invested so much in #PrintWorks, because digital is the future of print and Springfield Solutions is at the forefront of the industry.’
The launch of #PrintWorks followed three years of growth at Springfield Solutions that saw the business successively break its own records. In 2014 the company printed more than 100 million labels in a year for the first time and by 2015 this increased to 140 million. In 2016, the company printed more than 175 million labels, and is on track to top that again in 2017.