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  • 06 Jan 2021

Western Shield runs faster with Nilpeter FA-17

Western Shield Label Company has installed a new Nilpeter FA-17 at the company’s location in Los Angeles, California

Western Shield Label Company has installed a new Nilpeter FA-17 at the company’s location in Los Angeles, California, to increase its production speed, capacity and diversify into the flexible packaging market.

‘This is our second Nilpeter press. We previously bought an FB-Line and were very pleased with the performance. The experience with the FB-Line and the Nilpeter team was a key factor in our ultimate decision to purchase the FA-17,’ said Dan Stadler, director of marketing of Western Shield Label Company.

‘The new FA-17 was installed in the spring of 2020. The logic behind the purchase was quite simply that the FA-Line has advanced technology that allows us to run faster and reduce waste. The additional width, this being our first 17in press in the Los Angeles facility, was a factor as well. Lastly, we are using the FA-Line’s capabilities as a means to enter the flexible packaging space,’ added Stadler.

‘Nilpeter partnered with us first by understanding our business model and then assisting us in making the best decisions on the equipment that most clearly fits our needs. More specifically, Nilpeter took the time, upfront, to understand our current state, and proposed future state, and then helped us fill the gaps equipment-wise,’ said Nizar Elias, CEO of Western Shield Label Company.

According to Stadler, the company is considering further investment in Nilpeter equipment: ‘We are looking to continue building capacity and capabilities across our five facilities. Through our recent new locations, we inherited additional Nilpeter equipment, and we certainly see a path for additional purchases.’

‘Western Shield’s commitment to producing a high-quality product in a timely, competitive, and efficient manner makes their choice of the Nilpeter FA-Line a natural fit. Nilpeter knows that in today’s business environment, choosing the right printing partner has never been more important. We at Nilpeter appreciate the trust Western Shield has put in us,’ commented John Crammer, sales consultant at Nilpeter USA.


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