new plant in Britain
Edale Ltd., a manufacturer of printing and converting equipment in the UK, is moving. Currently based in two industrial units in Romsey, Hampshire, Edale will be moving during 2009 to a custom-built headquarters factory in Whiteley, 20 miles away, between Southampton and Portsmouth.
“The company’s development over the last 10 years has seen a major culture change,” says Managing Director James Boughton. “From designing and manufacturing small to medium-sized flexographic presses, we have moved very firmly into the commercial security sector, with larger and more complex RFID and multi-layer machines. Edale’s four market sectors are commercial security, flexographic printing, special converting, and digital printing.
“Our image and brand positioning must be reflected in our offices and factory, which we feel is not achieved in our current premises.”
Boughton says that Edale’s compact Alpha flexo press and modular inline presses “are still very popular with label printers, both in the UK and overseas. The demand for the Alpha and Beta models alone caused us to take on extra premises back in 2004. With our larger Lambda and, soon to be launched, Gamma presses also finding approval amongst printers and converters all over the world, we also needed to consolidate our production.”
Edale will initially occupy half of the 50,000 square foot building with expansion possibilities of an extra 7,000 feet.