Geostick Group Increases Efficiency with Two MPS EXL-Packaging Presses
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ARNHEM, Netherlands (October 4, 2016) – MPS today announced the sale of two EXL-Packaging presses to Geostick B.V. in Uithoorn and Clever Labels & Flexibles in The Hague, both part of the Geostick Group based in The Netherlands. Purchased were two MPS EXL-packaging 570mm, 10-colour presses for wider and faster flexo printing.
Geostick will utilize their new MPS press for large volumes of self-adhesive labels and Clever Labels & Flexibles for the printing of flexible packaging. However both presses, that are expected to be in full production in early 2017, will be interchangeable to accommodate demand and variety of required printing jobs within the two companies.
For Geostick, the preference of a packaging press over a traditional flexo press was primarily for the versatility of a 570mm wide width machine. A bespoke cross-over and de-lam/re-lam unit will also be integrated on the press to print multi-layer labels on the full 570mm width. Initially founded in 1990, Clever Labels & Flexibles became part of the Geostick Group in 2014, bringing expertise in printing flexible packaging. Their new EXL-packaging press is a second MPS press for Clever, and will replace an older MPS EP flexo press.
The MPS EXL-Packaging press provides extremely fast change-over times and remarkably short set-up waste. With optimal and productive printing and converting, the EXL Packaging press can be equipped with UV, hot-air and LED drying technology, allowing users to print on a large variety of substrates including thin film, paper, carton board, shrink sleeves, in-mould, lamitube and flexible packaging.
Cees Schouten, Technical Director of Geostick Group explains the choice for MPS: “Over the years, we’ve had very positive experience with MPS as a supplier of printing presses. We were looking for two new interchangeable presses to provide extra workflow capacity and accommodate increased print runs and variety of substrates. These two new MPS EXL-packaging presses perfectly fit the growth of our group, with MPS alongside as a reliable partner.”
About Geostick Group
Founded in 1924 by P.J. Berveling, Geostick originally specialized in self-adhesive labels. The family-owned business has since grown significantly and is now led by the family’s third generation. After numerous acquisitions, Geostick Group today exists of six business units: Geostick, Clever Labels & Flexibles, Herald Labels & Tags, Wyt Gevaarsetiketten, Labelform and Labelmed. With 250 employees and a turnover of 56 million euros, Geostick Group is one of the market leaders in the Dutch label market.
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