Edale, a UK manufacturer of web fed flexographic printing presses and converting equipment, has announced the sale of another Alpha compact press into Germany. The latest installation is at a new customer to Edale, Frank-Etikettendruck, based in Solingen. Frank-Etikettendruck specializes in short and medium run jobs, flexibility and short delivery times and have customers from the automotive, food, medical and pharma industries locally in Germany, as well as international.
Adam Frank, owner of Frank-Etikettendruck, says, “Our turnover has increased, on average, by 30% annually since I started the company back in 2004. An increased workforce meant we required a bigger space.” The company was scheduled to move into a new facility in January, and says a new machine investment was the next step.
The company says it had been looking at the Edale range of machines for some time, and eventually decided on the compact five color UV Alpha flexo press because of its small footprint, high quality print and ability to produce short to medium run labels and ticketing substrates from 50 – 250 microns, with minimum waste.
Frank continues, “With the setup of the press, this allowed us short lead times which is increasingly important to us. The decision to purchase the Alpha was easy based on the specification and features but also due to the machine cost.”
Bernhard Grob, Edale’s export sales director adds, “We are really pleased to have completed the sale and installation into such a reputable company as Frank-Etikettendruck. The fact that we can also use their new factory as a reference site to showcase the Edale Alpha press is great news.”