ABG turret rewinder investments help Aztec Label boost productivity
18 October 2021
Leading finishing specialist, A B Graphic International (ABG), has installed two new Vectra ECTR turret rewinders at Aztec Label, the Midlands-based manufacturer of high-quality self-adhesive label and tag products. The investment will help boost Aztec’s productivity following increased customer demand.
The turret rewinders, capable of delivering speedy and precise rewinding of standard self-adhesive labels, are the latest addition to the state-of-the-art setup at Aztec Label. As a long-standing customer, the company currently operates three ABG turret rewinders,increasing to five, providing them with the flexibility to run any job on any available machine, thereby ensuring that they can continue to meet challenging lead times.
Having begun manufacturing turret rewinders in 1995, ABG’s entry level ECTR is available in 330mm, 410mm or 510mm web widths, and has become the rewinder of choice for many self-adhesive label manufacturers. Perfect for increasing production speed and workflow efficiencies, the Vectra ECTR is also fully upgradable with a wide range of options, including automatic core loading, finished roll closure with print and apply label application, and ABG’s own fleyeVision 100% camera inspection system. Able to work in-line, or off-line as a stand-alone solution with a separate unwind module, Vectra turret rewinders offer shorter lead times, reduced inventory and cut waste.
ABG installed their 2000th Vectra ECTR rewinder last year at a privately owned label converter in the US. The landmark reflects ABG’s global reach and the excellent professional relationships they have developed with key customersover the years.
“Over the course of the last year we have been fortunate enough to experience record orders and sales, despite the obvious challenges of the global pandemic,” said Colin Le Gresley, managing director of Aztec Label. “This latest installation is part of the investment that ensures we are able to continue meeting the growing demands of our customers.
“This is not our first experience with the AB Graphic rewinder,” he said. “The machine is so reliable and very easy to set up and is a good ‘work horse’ machine that represents excellent value for money.We are committed to providing the best possible service for our customers and by investing in the latest technology and equipment we canensurethat we deliver that.
“We have been dealing with ABG for over 16 years now and have a strong working relationship on every level,” he said. “The company has the same commitment to customer service as we do, which gives us confidence from the moment the order is placed right through to installation.
“This latest investment will serve to further increase our capabilities, ensuring we can continue responding to our customers quickly and with the quality we have become known for,” he added.
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.
About Aztec Label
Established in 1993, Aztec Label manufactures a wide range of self-adhesive labels and tags in a variety of colours, sizes and quantities. Based in Kidderminster, UK, Aztec has been growing steadily for more than 25 years, with fully refurbished premises operating with innovative, modern presses and equipment, usingmanagement information systems to track production processes. This experience has allowed the company to form solid, long-standing relationships withexternal suppliers, underscored by delivering a quality product and service, on time, every time. For more information about Aztec Label and its product offering, visit www.azteclabel.co.uk
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