AB Graphic expands global footprint
AB Graphic International (ABG) has recently opened a new manufacturing facility in Girona, Spain. Producing ABG branded products, the €2 million investment will be used by Enprom Solutions, part of the ABG group, to manufacture non stop winding machines, converting lines, sleeve machines and automated customised products. The Spanish converting machinery specialist was jointly acquired by ABG and Kocher+Beck in July 2019.
Having expanded the offering by adding both shrink sleeve machines and winder solutions to its portfolio, ABG considers the new building as being integral to its five year strategic plan by providing increased sales potential across ABG’s global network. The move will also help increase capacity across the group, provide opportunities to improve productivity and efficiency, and will see more of a focus on further increasing already high levels of customer service.
In an informal, relaxed event, over paella and a few drinks, 50 staff members enjoyed the opening of the facility, which was also attended by key individuals from ABG including owner Mike Burton and CEO Richard Knight, Lars Beck, owner Kocher+Beck and Joan Marc Taboas, CEO Enprom Solutions.
Commenting on the event, Matt Burton, ABG’s global sales director, said: 'By opening this key Spanish manufacturing site, we are sending a message to our global customers that we are in a great position to offer a comprehensive portfolio of finishing solutions, providing them with complete flexibility and enhanced levels of support.’
The official opening (left to right) by Josep Orozco (Enprom Solutions founder); Mike Burton (ABG owner); Lars Beck (Kocher+Beck owner) and Joan Marc Taboas (New Enprom Solutions CEO).