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  • 09 Jun 2021

Color Label invests in Nilpeter FA-2500

Color Label has increased the number of its Nilpeter machines to ten, with the recent acquisition of a fully refurbished, pre-owned FA-2500 press

Danish converter Color Label has increased the number of its Nilpeter machines to ten, with the recent acquisition of a fully refurbished, pre-owned FA-2500 press and opting for more sustainable investment for its production floor.

Nilpeter’s pre-owned program is a part of a strategic objective to create sustainable initiatives. Older printing presses are often traded in as part of a new purchasing decision and then fully refurbished to improve the condition and lifetime.

The newly refurbished 8-color UV FA-2500 installed at Color Label is the second of its kind to land on the production floor in Aarhus, Denmark. The press software has been upgraded considerably, and all vital mechanical parts and electrical components controlled or changed. Cosmetically, all panels and covers have been powder coated to factory standards. 

‘With the purchase of our second newly refurbished FA-2500, we now have a total of ten Nilpeter presses on the factory floor, ranging from 10 to 16 in. And this one looks and feels brand new. They’ve really done an outstanding job on the refurbishment,’ said Erik Grønning, CEO and owner of Color Label. ‘I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again - for us, Nilpeter is the Mercedes of flexo label printing presses, and we have never considered investing in anything else.’

‘The newly refurbished FA-2500 fits right in. We know it’s reliable, and it’s a sustainable choice that allows us to reuse existing tooling and continue producing green and cost-effective linerless labels. All jobs can be run on all machines, enabling us to always deliver on time, which is in our DNA,’ added Grønning.

‘This is the second press in which we have performed a nut and bolt rebuild for Color Label. It has been a pleasure working with Erik Grønning and Lonnie Melskens, as we have the same expectations when it comes to quality and standards,’ commented Nick Hughes, managing director of Nilpeter.

Established in 1980, Color Label is one of the leading Danish suppliers of self-adhesive labels to the food, chemical industry, and retail trade markets. Over the years, capacity has multiplied through investments in new and more efficient machinery, strong IT management, and optimal physical facilities. 

You can read more about Color Label in L&L 1, 2020.

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