Evolve, a unique company bringing together leading innovative print suppliers and UK printers, has won its first Lombardi Converting Solutions S.p.A (‘Lombardi’) having secured exclusive rights to the sales of the leading Italian press manufacturer in the UK and Ireland.
The Lombardi Synchroline 530 fully servo motor flexo press, incorporating a Leonardo automatic turret rewinder, is the first Lombardi installation in the UK, and offers 530mm wide print capability with 5 colours to Weber Packaging Solutions (‘Weber’), East Lothian.
Weber is a world leader in the production of custom designed labels for a wide range of industries, as well as coding, marking and labelling systems. Its UK label production facility is one of the largest label converting plants in the Weber Group, which operates across the world and lists more than 50,000 companies in its customer portfolio.
Shaun Stevens, Evolve director said, “From the outset, we established Evolve to be a complete solutions partner to our customers. By partnering with Lombardi, we were able to offer the team at Weber a complete package of support in terms of press selection, installation and set-up, enabling them to move quickly and efficiently with the investment.
“The Synchroline 530 is a great machine offering converters complete versatility and the ability to print a wide range of materials, ideal for today’s market which requires converters to offer a breadth of substrates and print capabilities.”
The press is installed at Weber’s 50,000sq ft factory near Edinburgh which employs more than 70 people. The installation offers the company both increased capacity and adds value to the company’s extensive product portfolio which embraces prime printed labels, RFID, booklets, no-look, foil and embossed labels for wide ranging markets from pharmaceuticals, chemicals and food & drink to homecare, automotive and retail.
Name, Title Weber Packaging Solutions, said: “Our strategy is to continually develop and enhance our labels range for our customers, alongside our label and coding systems business. The Lombardi press investment provides us with some great new capabilities to provide innovative products and services for our customers which demand in excess of 10 million linear metres of labels every month.”
Giovanni Perego, Global Sales Director at Lombardi Converting Machinery also commented: “We’re delighted to be working with the Evolve team. They know the label and flexible packaging industry inside out, have a great network, and represent the values of our company in terms of commitment to quality, innovation and service. The installation at Weber has gone extremely well and we’re pleased to be extending our reach into what is a high growth market in the UK.”
To find out more about Evolve, please visit www.evolve-solutions.co.uk
To discover the benefits of the Lombardi Synchroline range of narrow web flexographic presses, please visit www.lombardi.it
To discover more about Weber Packaging Solutions, please visit www.weber.co.uk