ABG reaches impressive milestone with 2500 Vectra units sold
21 July 2023
Leading finishing equipment manufacturer, A B Graphic International (ABG), has recently reached an impressive milestone having sold 2500 Vectra turret rewinders. Notably, 500 rewinders have been installed within the last three years alone. Since its inception in 1995, Vectra has become the preferred choice for numerous self-adhesive label manufacturers worldwide.
ABG's Vectra turret rewinders comprise three advanced models: the entry-level ECTR, the 4-spindle HDTR, and the SGTR Autoset. Developed over years of collaboration with customers to meet their specific requirements, these rewinders boast a design, engineering and capability that have been thoroughly tested and proven.
The Vectra turret rewinders offer unparalleled versatility, allowing seamless in-line or stand-alone operation with a separate unwind module. Able to significantly reduce lead times, inventory and waste, the servo-driven rewinders feature precise tension control, ensuring smooth and reliable operation across a wide range of substrates, including delicate, perforated, or punched products. ABG offers customisable options to tailor Vectra rewinders to individual needs, providing a clear and competitive advantage for any business.
ABG's Vectra models, currently manufactured at their Middleton on the Wolds site, are set to relocate to a new state-of-the-art 40,000 sqft facility in Kelleythorpe, near their Bridlington headquarters. This strategic move will enable increased production capacity and shorter lead times. Coinciding with this relocation is the highly anticipated launch of a new Vectra model at Labelexpo Europe 2023, where ABG will formally introduce the next generation of highly automated turret rewinders. These cutting-edge models will be available in both hot melt glue (Vectra G) and glueless (Vectra) variants. The launch reinforces ABG's position as a market leader in the most advanced turret rewinders globally.
Commenting on the achievement, Matt Burton, global sales director, said: "The installation of 2500 Vectra units signifies our global presence and the exceptional professional relationships we have built with key customers.
"We now eagerly look forward to the launch of our new Vectra models, which will provide our customers with enhanced operational efficiencies for the future."
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 nearly 70 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.