Norwegian retail technology specialist StrongPoint recently invested in a range of finishing products from A B Graphic International (ABG) for its Malmö, Sweden production facility; according to ABG, the move will allow the firm to increase production efficiencies and quality, improve lead times and continue to provide its customers with the latest innovations in self-adhesive label manufacture.
With its headquarters in Raelingen, Norway, StrongPoint has two business areas: retail and label products. Reliant on a speed to market capability, its labels subsidiary produces a wide range of labels to various vertical markets including food and beverage, health and beauty, chemical products and the manufacturing industry.
Having previously invested in a Digicon Series 3, the latest round of investments included ABG’s glueless turret rewinder, the Vectra SGTR 430, featuring autoslit and bowl feeder options, the Omega SRI 430 label finishing system and ABG’s proprietary fleyeVision camera inspection system, which will be retrofitted onto a third party piece of the equipment.
Commenting on the investments, Joakim Marcusson of Convertec Graphic Technics AB, ABG’s Scandinavian distributor, said: ‘I am delighted to see more ABG machinery being installed in Scandinavia and I am very excited to see how it will enhance StrongPoint’s production efficiency and creativity. I think this is an important step in the continued growth of the relationship between ABG and StrongPoint.’
As the sales and service contact for finishing equipment in Scandivania, Convertec has more than 30 years of experience in distributing converting and printing machinery and equipment in the Nordic graphic industry and has worked with ABG for several years.
‘Having a distribution partner such as Convertec is critical to ABG,’ said ABG’s business development manager, Dave Casey. ‘With the skills, knowledge and expertise they have of our machines, they are one of the best in the business in providing a truly world-class service to Scandinavia. We are proud to have them as a partner.’