Durst has supplied two more systems in a €850,000 agreement with long standing customer McGowans as part of further growth for Ireland’s biggest digital printer now expanding its presence further into Britain and abroad.
McGowans founder and managing director Mal McGowan says the investments in a Rho 512R Plus, launched at Fespa in May, and a Rho P10 160 are further examples of Durst always being ‘weapons of choice’ in both roll to roll and flatbed technologies.
‘We have a long and proud history with Durst,’ said Mal, ‘and the relationship is perfect. As our customers demand ever higher quality and faster turnarounds for shorter production runs the need for digital increases even more. The quality and reliability of the Durst systems is outstanding and the machines are virtually maintenance free.’
The P10 160 hybrid six colour with white machine has gone into McGowans’ Belfast site where turnover has been growing at 25% a year. The Rho 512 Plus five metre wide 12 picolitre UV dual and triple roll printer goes into the Dublin headquarters. The investment for McGowans further opens up new markets for mesh, polyethylene and fabric UV printing.
‘The quality has been absolutely fantastic,’ said Mal. ‘I wouldn’t expect anything else. We already have had exceptional quality on our Durst machines, but this takes us on to yet another level. Our customers will certainly notice the difference and the investment will open up new opportunities for our business. Durst provides the most reliable digital technology we have ever bought, either large or small format.’
The new investment takes the company’s Durst complement to five machines, the others being a Rho 1330 fully automated machine, a Rho 1312 three-quarter machine and a Rho P10 3.2m roll to roll with white machine.