Mercian Labels has completed its plans for consolidation having successfully transferred its Derby based operations into its 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, managing director 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 employs a broad range of print technologies which allows the company to offer a very wide range of self-adhesive products. Eight colour high speed flexo and the latest in digital printing can be combined to produce multiple layer products in fast lead times, and further enhancements are possible with rotary screen printing and foiling.
‘There isn't much we can't do now,’ pointed out Adrian, ‘and with a robust NPD strategy coupled with some exciting research and development, 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,’ added 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.’