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UK based AM Labels buy British with an Edale Alpha

AM Labels, based in Kettering, UK have recently installed an award winning four colour Edale Alpha compact flexopress to help deal with their growing label demands.

The ISO:9001 certified company, founded in 1996 by current Managing Director Tony Mariani, has grown and developed over their 17 year history; starting out in business by selling desktop printers before expanding into label manufacturing after acquiring Applied Labels in December 2008.

At the end of April 2013, AM Labels took ownership of their new Edale Alpha which will help the company to keep up with demand for their quality printed labels, ensuring they are kept at the forefront of the latest printed technology.



Tony Spooner, Production Supervisor at AM Labels.


Tony Spooner, Production Supervisor, AM Labels explains “Edale were the obvious choice for our next investment due to us already owning an Edale E250S. We knew we could trust Edale and liked the reliability of a British made press, and being able to support British engineering at its best”.

AM Labels will be using their new Alpha to produce synthetic labels for pharmaceutical and chemical companies, along with a wider range of water based and UV labels, they are also looking at producing a wider variety of labels for food companies, and going forward will look into the production of four colour process work and over laminating.

The new Edale Alpha joins their older Edale E250S machine which they purchased when the labelling side of the business was first started, and which continues to run to this day.

Tony Spooner continues “The Alpha appealed to us for many reasons; the compact footprint and the fact it is compatible with our existing E250S tooling. I have run the E250S and so it was easy to translate my knowledge onto the new machine” he continues, “the quality and service we have received is second to none, Edale have built a press not only to last, but also with operators in mind.

Tony Mariani, AM Labels Managing Director concludes “We have gained more business since having the Alpha installed, it has opened up more doors for our existing clients and paved the way for a wider range of customers and challenges. All in all, I will definitely be looking towards Edale when we look to expand in the future”.