Dutch press manufacturer MPS has announced success for its South African customer JMB Labels with their MPS EC UV flexo multi-substrate press. A year since the initial installation, JMB Labels has entered new markets, attracted new customers including FMCG companies, and achieved a 30% increase in sales.
Features of their MPS EF press include eight UV ink stations and two hot air dryers for water-based ink, double die station, delam-relam and web turnbar, laminating and cold foil station and a film package for unsupported films. JMB Labels is currently printing self-adhesive labels and unsupported BOPP film, and is in the process of printing on PVC and PET film for the shrink label market.
Located in Johannesburg, South Africa, JMB Labels has customers from leading South African and Southern African companies, with exports to Mozambique, Angola and Malawi, in various sectors including food, beverage and pharmaceutical. The family-run business, in the printing industry since 1928, is owbed by Ahmed and Aslam Monia.
“The MPS press has improved our production process at all levels,” says Aslam Monia. “Make-ready times are shorter with the use of printing sleeves as compared to conventional printing cylinders. The short web path facilitates cost saving on material and reduces wastage. Most importantly, print quality is constant throughout the run and it has given us the confidence to target more companies seeking high-end, quality labels and packaging for their products. As a result, we have experienced a 30% increase in sales.”
Ahmed Monia adds: “We are completely satisfied with the MPS press. Runs of 10,000 to 1,000,000 labels are done with ease and with efficiency. We are also quite pleased with the level of service received from the entire team at MPS. They are always willing to go the extra mile for us.”