Makro Labelling UK have received their second order from Kingsland Wines & Sprits in Irlam, Manchester, this time for a Mak 5, 32 platform six labelling station machine, which will be installed on a new line in July.
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Richard Portman, Managing Director, commented on the latest order, “This second order from Kingsland Wines & Spirits for self-adhesive label application on a 75cl Bordeaux style bottle, will be applying three labels at 30,000 b.p.h. making this machine the fastest that Makro has supplied the UK market to-date. The client was very pleased with the performance of the first machine we installed last year, so we are naturally thrilled to be involved with this latest project.
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This new line is also a coup for our client as they have won a significant order to bottle a big wine brand here in the UK, which was previously bottled in Italy. The Mak 5 order will have our Patented Follower 4 Optical Orientation 4 sensor-system, which will ensure perfect label placement for the high-profile wine brand that enjoys huge sales in the major retailers here in the UK.”
Richard continued; “The first six weeks of 2017 have been brilliant for us, we have already doubled our sales from last year with orders in the Cider, Water, Whisky, Wine and Spirits sectors with more to follow in the coming months. The activity here in the UK very much mirrors what is going on at the factory in Italy, where Makro is about to start on further building projects to bring more of the engineering back in house. When the facility at Goito was chosen, we had the options to acquire land either side of the new factory, which we have now done so very exciting times ahead. You can of course only make these investments if the products you are making deliver on the standards the industry require.”
Makro Labelling will be exhibiting at the two-major industry shows in Germany this year, Interpack in Dusseldorf in May and Drinktec in Munich in September.