Weber Packaging has invested in a Lombardi Synchroline 530 flexo press to expands its capabilities and increase production versatility. The installation, handled by Evolve, an Italian manufacturer’s agent in the UK, marked the first Lombardi installation in the country.
The press is installed at Weber’s 50,000 sqft factory near Edinburgh, employing more than 70 people. The installation offers the company increased capacity and adds value to the company’s product portfolio, which embraces prime printed labels, RFID, booklets, no-look, foil and embossed labels for wide-ranging markets from pharmaceuticals, chemicals and food, drink to homecare, automotive and retail.
The UK label production facility is one of the largest converting plants within the Weber Group, which operates worldwide and lists more than 50,000 companies in its customer portfolio.
Lombardi Synchroline 530 fully servo motor flexo press incorporates a Leonardo automatic turret rewinder and offers 530mm wide print capability with five colors.
‘The Synchroline 530 is a great machine offering converters complete versatility and the ability to print a wide range of materials, ideal for today’s market, which requires converters to offer a breadth of substrates and print capabilities,’ said Shaun Stevens, director of Evolve. ‘By partnering with Lombardi, we were able to offer the team at Weber a complete package of support in terms of press selection, installation and set-up, enabling them to move quickly and efficiently with the investment.’
Patrick Hughes, Managing Director at Weber Packaging Solutions, added: ‘Our strategy is to continually develop and enhance our labels range for our customers, alongside our label and coding systems business. The Lombardi press investment provides us with some great new capabilities to provide innovative products and services for our customers who demand more than 10 million linear meters of labels every month.’
‘We’re delighted to be working with the Evolve team,’ commented Giovanni Perego, global sales director at Lombardi Converting Machinery. ‘They know the label and flexible packaging industry inside out, have a great network, and represent the values of our company in terms of commitment to quality, innovation, and service. The installation at Weber has gone extremely well and we’re pleased to be extending our reach into what is a high growth market in the UK.’