Manchester, UK-based MP+H Packaging has acquired a Nilpeter FA-22 press to expand capacity and keep up with the demand brought about by Covid-19 in the wide medical industry.
MP+H Packaging specializes in printed flexible packaging and labels, including sachets, pouches, flow wrap, top, and base web constructions for the pharmaceutical, medical, nutraceutical, veterinary, healthcare, and health and beauty sectors.
‘As a business, our focus is high-grade pharma and medical work, and this new Nilpeter press will go a long way to help us keep up with the demand brought about by Covid-19 in the wide medical industry,’ commented Marc Bradley, managing director of MP+H Packaging.
The new FA-22 compliments the existing press portfolio at MP+H Packaging while providing additional web width, allowing more flexibility with product sizing and increasing numbers printed across the web. The press further enhances the converter’s production quality for print, register, and color control, complimented by 100 percent in-line pharmaceutical inspection systems, including color control software.
‘The addition of our latest Nilpeter press ensures that we, as a company, further continue to support our business sectors with the very latest printing technology available,’ added Bradley. ‘The new web width takes us into new packaging formats and complements our existing and future customer base, in their growth patterns, into wide and fast packaging machines and formats.
‘The press gives us further optimization to our current Nilpeter lines in “pure” efficiency. It was a completely different way to buy a press in the current climate (Zoom meetings and sign off with an installation Factory Acceptance Test), but we had every confidence in the delivery of our requests for this capital expenditure.’
Nick Hughes, managing director of Nilpeter, added: ‘Thanks to our mutual cooperation, the press was installed and up and running in less than a week despite Covid-19 restrictions. It was a great effort by all parties involved.’