Weber takes Lombardi press in first for Evolve

Richard Stuart-Turner
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Weber Packaging Solutions has installed the first Lombardi Converting Machinery flexo label line from Evolve since it became the Italian manufacturer's exclusive UK supplier.

The Lombardi Synchroline 530 offers 530mm-wide print capability
The Lombardi Synchroline 530 offers 530mm-wide print capability

Installed at Weber’s 4,645sqm factory near Edinburgh across the end of July and first week of August, the Lombardi Synchroline 530 fully servo motor flexo press incorporates a Leonardo automatic turret rewinder and offers 530mm-wide print capability with five colours.

Weber produces custom designed labels for a wide range of industries, as well as coding, marking and labelling systems. Employing more than 70 staff, its UK label production facility is one of the largest label converting plants in the Weber Group, which operates across the world and serves more than 50,000 companies.

The new machine has increased capacity at the business and adds value to its extensive product portfolio, which includes prime printed labels, RFID, booklets, no-look, foil, and embossed labels for markets including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food and drink, homecare, automotive, and retail.

Weber Packaging Solutions managing director Patrick Hughes said: “Our strategy is to continually develop and enhance our labels range for our customers, alongside our label and coding systems business.

“The Lombardi press investment provides us with some great new capabilities to provide innovative products and services for our customers which demand in excess of 10 million linear metres of labels every month.”

Evolve director Shaun Stevens added: “From the outset, we established Evolve to be a complete solutions partner to our customers. By partnering with Lombardi, we were able to offer the team at Weber a complete package of support in terms of press selection, installation, and setup, enabling them to move quickly and efficiently with the investment.

“The Synchroline 530 is a great machine offering converters complete versatility and the ability to print a wide range of materials, ideal for today’s market which requires converters to offer a breadth of substrates and print capabilities.”

Lombardi Converting Machinery global sales director Giovanni Perego was also pleased with the sale.

“We’re delighted to be working with the Evolve team. They know the label and flexible packaging industry inside out, have a great network, and represent the values of our company in terms of commitment to quality, innovation, and service.

“The installation at Weber has gone extremely well and we’re pleased to be extending our reach into what is a high growth market in the UK.”

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