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MPS experiences growth in the UK



Published December 11, 2012
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MPS has announced a period of growth in the past few months for their UK operation, reflected in sales of press machinery to three premier UK label printers: Reflex Labels, Hamilton Labels and Watershed Packaging.

Reflex Labels is now running production on its 10-color MPS press, the second MPS press investment made due to positive results generated from the first press purchased a few years earlier. The initial press was primarily purchased for the production of the company’s linerless product, but the company said the press capability created numerous new opportunities in other markets resulting in a demand for a second MPS press.

Hamilton Labels recently placed an order for its second MPS press, only two years after its first order. The success of its first machine, an EC 330 8-color press, paved the way in demand for a second press in a much shorter timescale than anticipated. Chris Marsh, managing director of Hamilton Labels commented: “The increase in throughput and productivity made the decision to buy the second press a very easy one indeed. The opportunity to put in a second press with the utilization of existing skill sets was also very attractive."  The press is scheduled for delivery early next year.

According to MPS, Watershed Packaging is a success story in its own right, undergoing a period of rapid growth over the last five years. In addition to a brand new state-of-the-art production facility due to be in operation in the first quarter of next year, the company has just purchased its first purpose-built packaging press at 20" wide. The new 9-color press will complement four existing MPS machines at their facility in Leeds and will take the company forward into new areas of print and packaging.

"Before purchasing our first press at this width we evaluated presses from other manufacturers. We selected the MPS solution as their technology is unparalleled at this width," Steve Walker, managing director of Watershed Packaging said. "MPS and its products have been a part of our growth and have provided us with a sustained platform for continued growth through their reliability and performance. We value our customer’s loyalty to us when we deliver the support and partnership they require and felt we should adopt the same ethical position when making our own purchasing decisions.”


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