Integrity adds label capacity with ABG Omega

By Jo Francis, Friday 14 July 2017

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Integrity Print has upped capacity and beefed up its high-volume label offering with a new conversion line from AB Graphic.

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Production manager Dave Meredith (left) with Clissold and the new Omega

The £300,000 Omega Converter Series 3 line is the Midsomer Norton-headquartered group’s first ABG system.  

“We wanted to make plain labels more quickly, efficiently and reliably. We had a good look around at the options, and felt Matt [Burton, ABG business development manager] and his team could offer us the best solution,” explained Martin Clissold, general manager at the labels wing.

Burton said: “We are very pleased to have started working with Integrity Print and look forward to developing the relationship as their company continues to grow.”

Integrity Print aims to expand its label business from £6m to £10m turnover. It has recently won a substantial amount of new work from clients in the logistics and e-commerce sectors, which spurred the latest investment.

“We’ve already got a lot of printing firepower, this speeds things up on the plain and one-colour side,” Clissold said.

The ABG line was commissioned two weeks ago. “We have been really impressed with the installation and training, we were up and running very quickly,” he added.

Clissold said Integrity went as wide as possible with a 530mm system, incorporating unwind, a flexo unit, two die-cutting stations, and Vectra turret rewind system for one-pass production. It is also configured with an additional station so that inline inkjet printing can be added in the future, if required.

The operation has also upgraded its Label Traxx MIS system with real-time job tracking and planning modules.

Integrity’s labels wing in Midsomer Norton employs 32 and runs 24/5, with the option to run seven days depending on demand.

It acquired self-adhesive labels specialist Alliance Labels in Cardiff last year as part of the strategic expansion of its labels offering.

The overall group, which includes A1 Security Print in Birmingham, has sales of circa £50m and employs around 380 staff.

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