A B Graphic expands global footprint
1 October 2021
Leading print finishing equipment manufacturer, A B Graphic International (ABG), has recently opened a new manufacturing facility in Girona, Spain. Producing ABG branded products, the €2m investment will be used by Enprom Solutions, part of the ABG group, to manufacture nonstop winding machines, converting lines, sleeve machines and automated customised products. The Spanish converting machinery specialist was jointly acquired by ABG and Kocher+Beck in July 2019.
Having expanded their offering by adding both shrink sleeve machines and winder solutions to their portfolio, ABG consider the new building as being integral to their 5-year strategic plan by providing increased salespotential across ABG’sglobal network. The move will also help increase capacity across the group, provide opportunities to improve productivity and efficiency, and will see more of a focus on further increasing already high levels of customer service.
In an informal, relaxed event over paella and a few drinks, consisting of 50 staff members, the opening of the facility was attended by key individuals from ABG, including owner Mike Burton and CEO Richard Knight, Lars Beck, owner Kocher+Beck and Joan Marc Taboas, CEO Enprom Solutions, who being recently appointed, brings more than 15 years of experience in various senior roles in engineering, consulting, pharmaceutical, automotive industriesand multinational machinery manufacturers.
Commenting on the event, Matt Burton, ABG’s global sales director, said: “By opening this key Spanish manufacturing site, we are sending a message to our global customers that we are in a great position to offer a comprehensive portfolio of finishing solutions, providing them with complete flexibility and enhanced levels of support.”
Caption: Official opening (L-R) by Josep Orozco (Enprom Solutions Founder); Mike Burton (ABG Owner); Lars Beck (Kocher+Beck Owner) & Joan MarcTaboas (New Enprom Solutions CEO)
About A B Graphic
Established in 1954, ABG is a market leader in digital finishing equipment. The company has nearly 400 employees worldwide, with more than 200 employed in the UK. During the course of their 66 years of business, ABG has installed over 11,000 machines worldwide for 2,500 customers.
With each site being a centre for excellence for a specific range of products, ABG has manufacturing facilities in the UK, Germany and Spain. Sales and service offices are located in the UK, Germany, USA, France, Holland and Spain, and with a worldwide network of distribution partners, ABG is well placed to provide comprehensive support to businesses globally.
Constantly innovating and seeking opportunities to improve efficiencies and workflow for their customers, ABG’s recent acquisition of Girona-based Enprom Solutions, has added a wide range of flexible packaging products to their expanding portfolio.