Following a record January sales month, Mercian Labels are pleased to announce that it has also completed its plans for consolidation having successfully transferred its Derby-based operations into their Burntwood (UK) site, thereby bringing all of its manufacturing processes under one roof.
‘The transition to a single-site operation has multiple benefits’ said Dr Adrian Steele, MD of Mercian Labels.
‘Cost savings and economies of scale are obvious, but with sales and admin now all under one roof, our communications and cross-training benefits will improve considerably. IT issues have been dramatically simplified, in fact we are already seeing advantages throughout the business.’
Mercian Labels employ a broad range of print technologies which allow them to offer a very wide range of self adhesive products. 8-colour high speed flexo and the latest in digital printing can be combined to produce multiple layer products in industry-beating lead times, and further enhancements are possible with rotary screen printing and foiling.
‘There isn’t much we can’t do now’ points out Steele, ‘and with a robust NPD strategy coupled with some exciting R&D, we will continue to push the boundaries of specialised embellishments so that our customers enjoy the finest labelling available. Manufacturing of flexible packaging in short and medium runs is now also possible, with very exciting developments on the horizon’.
‘We have developed a dynamic and very knowledgeable sales force’ adds Hugo Gell, Director of Sales and Marketing. ‘This consolidation and their expert advice will allow our customers to see our wide range of capabilities operating under one roof. Designers and buyers will be able to make exciting branding decisions and add value to their product portfolios, no matter how large or small their business’.
Examples of Mercian Labels’ capabilities will be on display next week at the Packaging Innovations exhibition at the NEC.