Bizerba UK adds another new MPS flexo press to meet demand for linerless labels

Expanding on an over 20-year corporate relationship, Bizerba UK has purchased an MPS 10-colour 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 their CleanCut® linerless labels for the UK market. The Bizerba group currently operates 13 MPS presses across Europe.

Morag Ash, Head of Labels at Bizerba UK, provided key input in the decision to purchase the MPS EFA 530 press. ‘We were looking for a press with improved performance and technology that would enable the business to have minimal make-ready times and improve overall productivity. Considering all the options and our existing relationship with MPS since 2001, which has been excellent over the years, choosing the latest EFA 530 LED press was an easy decision.’

She added, ‘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.’

The sale was led by Nick Tyrer from MPS UK Ltd., and Niels van Groenendaal, Regional Sales Director.

First MPS press in the UK with full LED drying

When choosing their 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.

‘We have seen the adoption of LED in both Europe and the USA over the last few years and it is great to see this trend continuing at pace in the UK, as more and more printers realise the many benefits of LED,’ said Marcus Greenbrook, Director of International Sales for GEW (EC) Limited. ‘Thanks to Bizerba for being one of the pioneering printers to move to LED, and it made complete sense to purchase their first MPS with LED when starting a new site in the UK. I am sure this will be the first of many.’

MPSConnect for connectivity and performance improvement

Bizerba considered all of 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,’ concluded Ash.