"The transition to a single-site operation has multiple benefits," says 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 wide range of pressure-sensitive adhesive products. Eight-color, high-speed flexo and the latest in digital printing can be combined to produce multilayer 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 labeling available. Manufacturing of flexible packaging in short and medium runs is now also possible, with very exciting developments on the horizon’.
Examples of Mercian Labels’ capabilities will be on display next week at the Packaging Innovations exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham, UK.