'We have now completed the installation of eight Mark Andy Performance Series presses in 12 months and there will be more to come,' said CEO, Ian Kendall. The order for the presses followed extensive print trials to ensure that the new machines would add the productivity boost that Reflex demanded. Six of these have been installed at the company's Mansfield site.
'It was the combination of outstanding print performance from the P Series and the back-up support that we felt only Mark Andy could offer that clinched the deal, which involved moving 15 presses across four sites within the group and it all went without a hitch!' said Mr Kendall. All of the new presses have a 430 mm web width, and all bar one are specified with 10 UV flexo print heads, including the new GEW Rhino system and full roll-mapping provided by AVT.
Reflex's Mansfield site is now totally equipped with Performance Series presses, which according to production manager Gavin Barron, offers a major boost to production flexibility. 'As part of the team that carried out the print trials, it was obvious to me why Mark Andy has sold so many P Series. It's a consistent performer across all types of work and is a perfect fit for what we do here at Reflex, where the need is to combine efficiency and high quality so that we stay competitive.' The majority of work produced at Mansfield is self-adhesive labels, where a typical run length is around 4000 linear metres.
With the business continuing to grow, Mr Kendall is on the lookout for more acquisitions and is already planning his next tranche of investment with Mark Andy for 2016. Currently, the company employs 450 people across all sites and will hit £70 million sales in 2015, with £90 million set as next year's target.