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Evolve secures UK first with Lombardi press install at Weber Packaging Solutions

Flexo Solutions

Evolve, a company bringing together innovative print suppliers and UK printers, has won its first Lombardi Converting Solutions’ press installation deal having secured exclusive rights to the sales of the Italian press manufacturer in the UK and Ireland.

The Lombardi Synchroline 530 fully servo motor flexo press, incorporating a Leonardo automatic turret rewinder, is the first Lombardi installation in the UK, and offers 530 mm wide print capability with five colours to Weber Packaging Solutions in East Lothian.

Weber is a leader in the production of custom designed labels for a wide range of industries, as well as coding, marking and labelling systems. Its UK label production facility is one of the largest label converting plants in the Weber Group, which operates across the world and lists more than 50,000 companies in its customer portfolio.

Shaun Stevens, Evolve director, said: ‘From the outset, we established Evolve to be a complete solutions partner to our customers. By partnering with Lombardi, we were able to offer the team at Weber a complete package of support in terms of press selection, installation and set up, enabling the company to move quickly and efficiently with the investment.

‘The Synchroline 530 is a great machine offering converters complete versatility and the ability to print a wide range of materials, ideal for today’s market which requires converters to offer a breadth of substrates and print capabilities.’

The press is installed at Weber’s factory near Edinburgh which employs more than 70 people. The installation offers the company both increased capacity and adds value to the extensive product portfolio which embraces prime printed labels, RFID, booklets, no-look, foil and embossed labels for wide ranging markets from pharmaceuticals, chemicals and food and drink to homecare, automotive and retail.

Patrick Hughes, managing director at Weber Packaging Solutions, said: ‘Our strategy is to continually develop and enhance our labels range for our customers, alongside our label and coding systems business. The Lombardi press investment provides us with some great new capabilities to provide innovative products and services for our customers which demand in excess of 10 million linear metres of labels every month.’


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