Since 1980, its labels were printed on a Nilpeter press. Owner & CEO Erik Grønning explains, "Well, it’s quite simple. Nilpeter is the Mercedes of label printing presses, and we have never considered investing in anything else. At Color Label it is essential that our equipment is highly reliable, as it is in our DNA to always deliver on time."
With the purchase of a newly refurbished Nilpeter FA-2500, the total number of 250-mm-wide presses is brought up to eight. “The latest addition to our production floor is not considered a used press. The refurbishment job done by Nilpeter UK Ltd. is remarkable. It is really as good as new," adds Grønning. He goes on to explain the rationale behind the investment. "With Color Label’s production setup, it makes perfectly sense for us to have an even number of presses. That way we eliminate the risk of bottlenecks and we are fully flexible: All tasks can be run on all machines." The Color Label philosophy of twin presses allows them to use existing tooling, and there is no new learning curve for the company printers.
In addition, Color Label has two Nilpeter FA-4200 sleeve-based servo presses. They are tailored to run a wide range of tasks ranging from classic labels to film, flexible packaging, and carton. The machines can print films down to 15 microns and paperboard up to 350 gsm.
To Color Label, company size has never been a goal in itself, quite the contrary. There is a focus on maintaining a dynamic organization where everyone takes a personal pride and responsibility to ensure customer satisfaction, first time, every time... all in line with the company's slogan: "Not the largest - but first."