Forlabels intensifies partnership with MPS

After experiencing top results from the purchase of their first fully automated MPS EF flexo press in 2016, the Greek narrow web printer led by brothers Vassilis and Avgerinos Chatzichrysos are collaborating with the Dutch supplier to improve their overall business performance. MPS services include additional training to operators and management, inspection visits and the supply of all necessary tooling.

Forlabels also recently purchased another fully automated MPS EFA 430 press. Sebastiaan Rakhorst, MPS Regional Sales Director said: ‘With two fully automated MPS EFA 430 presses in house, Forlabels is equipped with the highest quality printing capabilities to deliver the maximum result for their customers. However, they were also interested in achieving the best overall performance for their company. That’s where we come in as a performance supplier.’

Partnering on a higher level

‘We found a true business partner in MPS,’ said Vassilis Chatzichrysos, head of technical strategy at Forlabels. ‘MPS is not interested in just making money or selling machines. They are truly interested in a long-term partnership that involves supporting us reach a higher level.’

The two MPS presses at Forlabels are fully connected. With a digital twin, MPS can convert data from both presses into intelligence by means of market benchmarks and performance evaluations. The presses also have a CERM integration for automation via MIS and remote support. Following MPS’ advice on tooling and consumables, MPS also delivered tooling from their trusted suppliers.

Maximum business results

In addition to MPSConnect to retrieve and analyse the data coming from the press, MPS further extends their services with Performance Programs that include monthly reports, and in-depth advice about the entire printing process. Atze Bosma, CEO of MPS explained: ‘Offering a printing press is no longer enough. We are going beyond the machine by working together with our customer to improve their entire business performance. In this industry, we see room for improvement and that’s where we’d like to help. Not only by delivering equipment for the highest quality labels or packaging, but also for the highest efficiency of our customers’ business.’

Avgerinos Chatzichrysos, Forlabels CEO and Sales Director added: ‘We are convinced these steps in performance improvement are making our company even more successful. We already see better results in our printing quality and delivery times, and with a lower cost price per 1000 labels, Forlabels is even more competitive in the market. We are ramping up and still results are consistent and predictable. We are looking forward to continuing improving our performance, with support from MPS.’