Tamar Labels is pressing ahead with its plans for expansion with the addition of a Mark Andy LP3000 430mm 8-colour UV Flexo press in a bid to offer high-quality premium labels to increasingly discerning markets. The move forms part of a forward looking companywide reinvestment strategy for 2013/14. The LP3000 is an 8-colour press fitted with a full GEW UV system that will allow Tamar to offer a premium quality range of labels to customers along with achieving production consistency and operational efficiency.
According to Tamar’s operations director Ricky Hann (pictured) the new press is a ‘productivity platform’ that has already enabled the company to win a series of lucrative new contracts. “With the inline foil and screen capability on the LP3000 we saw it as a giant leap forward to be able to enhance the range of premium quality labels that we can provide, and we were right. Just having this press has already opened the doors to new markets for the production of luxury and other primary product labels in sectors such as packaging, cosmetics, and healthcare,” he says. The Mark Andy press will sit alongside Tamar's existing fleet of Edale narrow web flexo and Nilpeter 8-color UV flexo presses and HP Indigo digital label presses.
Managing director Robert Lee believes the addition of the LP3000 will provide Tamar with enough high quality capacity to enable the company to continue moving the business forwards in accordance with its plans for strategic expansion while, at the same time, maintaining the quality and service that its customers have come to expect. “Our growth strategy has thus far been heavily based around company acquisitions. Last year we acquired the assists of the Irish label convertor LabelIt which provided a bounty of European based contracts into hitherto new market sectors,” he says. “Now we’re looking to consolidate our production capabilities with an aggressive companywide reinvestment strategy that will include investments in new speciality coating lines, along with improvements to workflow solutions that will serve to deliver greater flexibility on how we operate as a business.”
Tamar Labels was the first UK label convertor to have purpose built a 10,000 sq m clean room facility specifically designed to comply with the British Retail Consortium & Institute of Packaging clean room protocol standards, a standard the company proudly maintains year after year having already passed its 2013 inspection.