In March 2015, MPS will relocate to a new state-of-the-art facility in Arnhem, The Netherlands and roll out its new corporate brand in the coming months. The relocation to modern facilities in Arnhem, the Netherlands and a comprehensive rebranding campaign solidifies MPS’s strategic international growth plan.

Lean manufacturing

Located near MPS’s current headquarters in Didam, the building in Arnhem with modern facilities will centralize MPS’s manufacturing and operations, and offer a spacious test and customer experience centre to run ongoing demonstrations of MPS press solutions. The assembly of the production hall will incorporate lean manufacturing principles of eliminating waste, focus on empowering workers, minimize inventory, and increase productivity, to
meet customer expectations and requirements.

The efficiencies of the lean production process and resulting lead time reduction will make it possible to build an increased number of presses simultaneously in multiple assembly lines. Environment-friendly and energy saving measures such as LED lightning and
heat recovery are also incorporated in the new space design. For example, hot air produced from the cooling installations will be reused as heating, and the exhaust will be frequency controlled to prevent unnecessary exhaust ventilation.

Rebranding strategy

The underlying philosophy of the rebranding strategy is MPS’s commitment to help customers excel by providing extensive knowledge, world-class service and product innovation to enhance the printing process. Customers will achieve productivity in the printing process and in the final printed product when using MPS flexo and offset press
solutions. Productivity is the ultimate result of the MPS operator-friendly press technology and service. The MPS designs presses to enable operators to maximize their efficiencies and print jobs that not onlymeet, but surpass,the performance expected in today’s label and flexible packaging market.

“The next few months will be an exciting milestone in the history of MPS,” comments Wim van de Bosch, CEO of MPS. “With years of proven success, the combination of new headquarters and corporate identity communicates MPS’s commitment to our customers,
the narrow-web print industry, and future growth goals, at an international level.”

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