“The expansion began three years ago when we moved to a large new factory here in Pudsey outside of Leeds," says Adrian Brown, managing director at Olympus Print Group. "Nilpeter’s 24-hour hotline was a big help during the move, where we transported our six existing FA-4/FB-presses along with other production equipment. Once everything was sorted with machinery and staff we took the next step in our expansion plan – adding new machinery to complement the capacity of our combination flexo and inkjet digital presses and increasing our capabilities to better serve customers in wine and beverage, among others."
“We’re ecstatic to continue our cooperation with Adrian and Olympus," says Nick Hughes, managing director at Nilpeter. "The new FA-4* presses offer the perfect solution for their venture – and success – into high-end wine and beverage labels while meeting the growing global trend of short run jobs and small repeat lengths. It has been a pleasure working with Olympus on their old presses, the factory relocation, and last but not least with their newest press acquisitions. We look forward to continuing this great partnership, helping with overall press service and maintenance, and growing their print capabilities and portfolio."
The increased capacity also came with a soft learning curve, adds Brown. “The expansion and acquisition of three new presses was largely customer-driven; new work came our way, orders were up, and we saw more requests for high-end label features and value-added embellishments," he says. "The result has been impressive both for customers and staff – and we couldn’t be happier. Since adding the three FA-4* presses we have doubled our capacities in foiling and embossing, and increased our screen-printing capacity. The new presses offer technical compatibility, and the ease of use provides a soft learning curve for printers and new apprentices."