Martin Automatic has entered into a licensing agreement with press manufacturer Labelmen Machinery, of Taiwan. Under the agreement, signed at Drupa 2008, Labelmen will build Martin’s STS automatic splicers and STR turret rewinds for sale on equipment manufactured by Labelmen.
“This marks the first time that Martin Automatic has chosen to partner with another company for the manufacturing of our products,” says Roger Cederholm, president of Martin Automatic. “Labelmen is a substantial company with an excellent reputation. Our experience with them gives us every confidence that we have found a partner who will build our products to the same standard of excellence that we have worked to maintain over Martin’s 40-year history.”
Like Martin, Labelmen has served the printing industry for over 40 years. Lo Chin-Shiung, president of Labelmen, comments: “Labelmen develops and innovates press design and the integration of solutions to benefit its customers. This technical alliance with Martin Automatic, a renowned pioneer in the industry, moves our company into a new era of continuous innovation. We plan to launch a new Labelmen MN series press, which will have Martin’s automatic roll changing equipment fully integrated into it. For our customers, it will be a press that has the highest flexibility and efficiency among all of our existing product line.”