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Craig & Parsons installs fourth Edale press

August 28, 2012

The UK converter installed its first Edale Beta in 1999.

Edale, a UK-based manufacturer of web-fed flexo printing presses and converting equipment, has announced that its longstanding customer Craig & Parsons has purchased its fourth Edale Beta machine since their very first was installed back in 1999.

Stephen Craig, production manager of Craig & Parsons says, “We purchased our first Edale in 1999 and this new press will be our fourth Edale Beta 330. This is the first press that we have opted for water based and UV drying because we are producing more long run printed labels. We have already seen a dramatic increase in our productivity due to the decrease in down time in wash ups and cleaning of plates on the run. We find the Beta a great press because of its ability to be adapted and modified to suit any new enquiries that come in. All of our press’s have had quite major upgrades over the years by Edale and these have all been done in house with very little downtime and disruption to the production."

The company specializes in the production of printed labels for a wide range of sectors - and decided upon another Edale Beta 330 mm wide press to allow them to cope with their enhanced workload which new business has brought in.

Nigel Craig, MD of Craig & Parsons, comments, “When the need for a new machine arose, we did visit Labelexpo Europe and had a look at machines from other manufacturers – but nothing jumped out at us. As we have always had a good relationship with Edale there was really no contest or sway to go elsewhere. We find the price of the Beta is also a lot more competitive than other manufacturers.”

Jeremy Westcott, Edale sales and marketing director, adds, “Craig and Parsons are a very valued Edale customer, and a true Edale house, having just installed their fourth Beta flexo press. They are a very impressive company, who we have great pleasure in working with."
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