Chris Edwards has joined Heidelberg UK from De La Rue where he was an intaglio currency printer

He joins Heidelberg UK from De La Rue where he was an intaglio currency printer but he has also worked in other companies, has printed newspapers, books, navigational charts and cartons, and even sold consumables for Pershke Price Service/Man Roland in the past.

Phil Buttress, northern...

Miraflex S is is a compact CI press offered by Windmöller & Hölscher

W&H has been active in the market in Poland for almost 30 years with a representative office. In the last five years, the company has doubled its turnover in the country. With the establishment of Windmöller & Hölscher Sp.z.o.o., W&H is seeking to move even closer to its customers...

Torsten Berding is the managing director of Windmöller & Hölscher Sp.z.o.o.

Windmöller & Hölscher Sp.z.o.o. has been established as W&H seeks to strengthen its position in the country, identified as a growing market.

Berding, W&H's...

Arlindo Cid (right) has joined Arnaud Valentin (left to boost Mark Andy aftersales support in France

Following on from the appointment of Jean-Louis Pecarelo of Atypic France as sales agent back in 2015, Mark Andy is now boosting its service team in the country. Arnaud Valentin, who has been responsible for France and Benelux, will now be joined by Arlindo Cid, based in Lisbon, with a brief to...

As part of Esko, Blue Software joins the Danaher Product Identification platform of companies, which also includes Pantone, MediaBeacon, X-Rite, AVT, Videojet, FOBA, Linx and Laetus

Combining Blue Software’s label and artwork management software with the Esko Platform for Brands deepens Esko’s investment in the industries where product packaging is critically important. Leveraging the talent and technology in both organizations enables the two companies to deliver advanced...

Not planning to sell your business? You still need to take action, writes Bob Cronin of The Open Approach

While you can cash in on today’s high multiples, you may wish to hold on. But staying in charge doesn’t mean ‘staying put’. Accelerated M&A activity brings new dynamics, offerings and expectations. The reality of today’s fast-paced landscape is that you can’t survive by doing nothing. ...

How will the label industry fare with the changing industrial landscape

Even Oxford University researchers are claiming that robots have already stolen more than 66,000 jobs in Britain alone. Separate studies have further predicted that large numbers of workers will be replaced by robots and machine automation. So, how will the label industry fare in the automated...

Europe’s flexible packaging market remains one of the largest and most sophisticated in the world

While overall growth in Western Europe was fractionally down at just below two percent in 2017, demand in Eastern Europe picked up to three percent. Demand in Poland increased by more than five percent across the year. Looking forward, PCI Wood Mackenzie forecasts that European flexible...

Pictured L-R: Marco Aengenvoort, managing director, Rotocontrol; Per Lindberg Jørgensen, director of Alfast; Alexander Siegmund, operations manager, Rotocontrol

Per Lindberg Jørgensen, director of Alfast, said of the choice: ‘Ease of operation was the primary reason, from navigating software, initial job set-up and die-cutting tools to quickly and efficiently run production. Rotocontrol was extremely professional, from the initial sale to the machine...

Lars B. Andersen (right) and his wife Jenifer Andersen at Buckingham Palace

After the company’s creation 14 years ago in a small spare room, founder and managing director Lars B. Andersen has grown My Nametags into a business with distribution to 127 countries globally. Despite this expansion, all employment and production remains in the UK.

These achievements...

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