FLAG (Flexo Label Advantage Group LLC) has announced that it has signed a Vendor Partnership with press manufacturer OMET.

Expanding on an over 20-year corporate relationship, Bizerba UK has purchased an MPS 10-color EFA 530 flexo press with full LED drying from GEW. The press is destined for a brand new production site for Bizerba and will be used predominately to print its CleanCut® linerless labels for the UK market. The Bizerba group currently operates 13 MPS presses across Europe.

“We were looking for a press with improved performance and technology which would enable the business to have minimal make ready-times and improve overall productivity,” said Morag Ash, head of labels, Bizerba UK. “MPS flexo presses have proven outstanding performance plus the added advantage of being servo-driven. They also have an innovative concept on how to control printing and web tension separately which allows improved printing results. Overall, MPS provides very high reliability, maximum automation and high-quality service.”

When choosing its new flexo press, full LED drying was Bizerba UK’s first choice. This purchase will mark the first MPS press in the UK with full LED drying from GEW.

Bizerba reportedly considered all the industries leading manufacturers before deciding the MPS EFA 530, deciding that MPS was the press that ticked all the boxes. The ability to add innovative expandable features such as the latest MPSConnect feature was another major plus.

MPSConnect is a proprietary Internet of Things (IoT) technology, which allows an MPS press to be monitored in real time. MPSConnect tracks essential data and provides up to date reports to assist customers by providing insights into limiting down time, reducing cost, and preventing breakdowns, along with ordering just in time parts and supplies to be available as and when required.

“We are looking forward to adopting MPSConnect in the near future, the benefits of the programme will allow us to further enhance and improve our performance and output,” added Ash.

For more information, visit https://www.bizerba.com.

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