Expanding on an over 20-year corporate relationship, Bizerba UK has purchased an MPS 10-color EFA 530 flexo press with full LED drying from GEW. The press is destined for a brand new production site for Bizerba and will be used predominantly to print their CleanCut linerless labels for the UK market. The Bizerba group currently operates 13 MPS presses across Europe.
Morag Ash, head of labels at Bizerba UK, provided key input in the decision to purchase the MPS EFA 530 press. “We were looking for a press with improved performance and technology which would enable the business to have minimal make ready-times and improve overall productivity. Considering all the options and our existing relationship with MPS since 2001, which has been excellent over the years, choosing the latest EFA 530 LED press was an easy decision.
“MPS flexo presses have proven outstanding performance plus the added advantage of being servo-driven. They also have an innovative concept on how to control printing and web tension separately, which allows improved printing results. Overall, MPS provides very high reliability, maximum automation, and high-quality service.” The sale was led by Nick Tyrer from MPS UK and Niels van Groenendaal, regional sales director.
First MPS press in the UK with full LED drying
When choosing their new flexo press, Bizerba UK’s first choice was full LED drying. This purchase will mark the first MPS press in the UK with full LED drying from GEW. “We have seen the adoption of LED in both Europe and the USA over the last few years, and it is great to see this trend continuing at pace in the UK, as more and more printers realize the many benefits of LED, “said Marcus Greenbrook, director of International Sales for GEW (EC).
“Thanks to Bizerba for being one of the pioneering printers to move to LED, and it made complete sense to purchase their first MPS with LED when starting a new site in the UK. I am sure this will be the first of many.”
Bizerba’s MPSConnect is for connectivity and performance improvement
Bizerba considered all of the industry’s leading manufacturers before deciding the MPS EFA 530, deciding that MPS was the press that ticked all the boxes. The ability to add innovative expandable features such as the latest MPSConnect feature was another major plus.
MPSConnect is a proprietary Internet of Things (IoT) technology, which allows an MPS press to be monitored in real-time. MPSConnect tracks essential data and provides up-to-date reports to assist customers by providing insights into limiting downtime, reducing cost, and preventing breakdowns, along with ordering just in time parts and supplies to be available as and when required.
“We are looking forward to adopting MPSConnect in the near future, the benefits of the program will allow us to enhance further and improve our performance and output,” concluded Ash.