Success for JMB Labels in Africa with MPS Flexo Press

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DIDAM, The Netherlands (April 22, 2014) – MPS today announced success for its South African customer JMB Labels with their MPS EC UV flexo multi-substrate press. A year since the initial installation, JMB Labels has entered new markets, attracted new customers including FMCG companies, and achieved a 30% increase in sales.  

Features of their MPS EF press include eight UV ink stations and two hot air driers for water-based ink, double die station, delam-relam and web turner bar, laminating and cold foil station and a film package for unsupported films. JMB Labels is currently printing self-adhesive labels and unsupported BOPP film, and are in the process of printing on PVC and PET film for the shrink label market.

Located in Johannesburg, South Africa JMB Labels has customers from leading South African and Southern African companies, with exports to Mozambique, Angola and Malawi, in various sectors including food, beverage and pharmaceutical. The family-run business, with involvement in printing dating back to 1928, is currently operated by Ahmed and Aslam Monia.

“The MPS press has improved our production process at all levels,” comments Aslam Monia, co-owner of JMB Labels. “Make-ready times are shorter with the use of printing sleeves as compared to conventional printing cylinders. The short web path facilitates cost saving on material and reduces wastage. Most importantly, print quality is constant throughout the run and it has given us the confidence to target more companies seeking high-end, quality labels and packaging for their products. As a result, we have experienced a 30% increase in sales.”

Ahmed Monia, co-owner of JMB Labels adds: “We are completely satisfied with the MPS press. Runs of 10,000 to 1,000,000 labels are done with ease and with efficiency. We are also quite pleased with the level of service received from the entire team at MPS. They are always willing to go the extra mile for us.” 

Local representative in South Africa is the company ROTOCON, who represents the MPS extensive range of flexo and offset printing presses.

JMB Labels Operator Mr Ebrahim Mullah At The MPS Press LR

About JMB

Labels JMB Labels is one of the leading and fastest growing label printing specialists in South Africa, with a firm belief in the importance of business relationships. From humble beginnings in small premises, JMB Labels now occupies a 1,500m2 office and factory site in Amalgam, Johannesburg. Our customers include many leading South African and Southern African companies whose brands are market leaders.


ROTOCON is an industry leader providing more than 30 years experience in precision engraving and die sinking. Headquartered in Cape Town with satellite Sales and Service offices in Durban and Johannesburg, ROTOCON is the distributor of choice for the narrow-web industry in South Africa. ROTOCON represents ROTOCONTROL high-speed finishing machines; the MPS extensive range of flexo and offset printing presses; Pantec sophisticated in-line refining solutions; and AVT, a leading developer and manufacturer of automatic inspection systems. 

About MPS

MPS is a worldwide, well-known and high-quality brand of UV flexo and offset press solutions for label and packaging printers. We help customers excel by listening to their needs and providing extensive knowledge and world-class service to enhance the printing process.

We improve the printing process and customer experience through product innovation.  In 1999 MPS introduced the first fully rotary servo-driven press in the label industry. Since then MPS has installed over 400 fully servo-driven presses, printing self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging, around the world.