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Problem-free relocations are "standard operating procedure" with Muller Martini

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

The relocation of significant, capital equipment investments are typically stressful and problematic.  Machinery must be uninstalled, and then reinstalled, with a minimal loss in downtime and productivity.  Muller Martini, a world leader in print finishing solutions, provides its customers a full-service relocation experience that addresses every single step of the relocation process, from pre-installation considerations to post-installation performance.  Muller accomplishes this utilizing an exhaustive, comprehensive checklist that pinpoints all of the key criteria and decision-making associated with an equipment's relocation, so that the actual transition is smooth and workable.

Case in point?  Cadmus Communications, one of the world's largest providers of content management and print/production services to scientific, technical and medical publishers, which include magazines, books, catalogs and journals.  They recently turned to Muller Martini to arrange a relocation of the Bolero Perfect Binder, an integral part of its plant's bindery.  Because of its long-standing satisfaction with Muller machinery, Cadmus felt that Muller was the prudent logical choice to handle relocation of its own equipment.  Moreover, Muller's ability to serve as a one-stop source for the relocation's layout, de-installation, delivery, re-installation, troubleshooting and training made it even more appealing.

They were not disappointed.  Commented Mike Kinyon, Director of Manufacturing Operations, Easton PA, "Once we contacted Muller Martini, they began the design of a new plant layout.  We were provided with several options – each one detailing the varying utility requirements.  After the layout was finalized, a timeline and schedule was developed.  From there, de-installation, delivery, installation and training took place.  And, a few week's later, a Muller Martini service engineer returned for a follow-up visit to ensure that everything was running smoothly and efficiently.

Muller Martini provides comprehensive, end-to-end relocation services, treating every machine like it's a new machine.  Their pre-installation evaluation addresses such issues as available space, size and weight of machine, rigging (if necessary) and required utilities.  Their CAD Layout Service presents a blueprint of the machine's "fit" within the new facility, incorporating such mandatories as utilities, power and vacuum.  This allows corrections to workflow or interference issues prior to installation.  Post-installation classroom training helps operators get up-to-speed quickly and efficiently.

The results of the Bolero's relocation?  According to Mr. Kinyon, "This was one of, if not the best, installations and start-ups in the recent history of our plant.  Timelines were dead-on and increased production was immediate.  Once again, Muller Martini has demonstrated why it is truly a dedicated, full-service solutions partner."




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