ST. LOUIS, MO, Jan. 7, 2021 (Press Release) -One of Scandinavia’s leading independent label converters, LariTryck AB, has invested more than €6m at its high-tech production plants at Bjuv and Nässjö in Sweden this year and has ambitious plans for further growth in 2021.
Despite the uncertainty caused by the global pandemic, LariTryck owner Johan Ripa is claiming a 12% increase in business in the second half of 2020 and predicting even stronger growth next year. “The only issues we have experienced have been with extended lead times on raw materials, otherwise demand has held firm and shown an increase from the summer onwards – in fact, I’d describe our prospects for next year as very sunny!” he said.
This year’s expenditure has been all about improving productivity, with centre stage going to a 10-color, 560mm (22 in) Mark Andy P9 press – to date the largest inline flexo press to be installed in Scandinavia, and capable of production speeds up to 300m/min (985 fpm). The Mark Andy has full UV LED curing, cold foil capability and reversible print stations, with a special hot air dryer for water-based inks and coatings. Specification also includes a heavy duty die station and Mark Andy’s Advanced Waste Wind-Up.
The investment package also involves a Martin Automatic MBSF unwind/splicer and LRD rewinder fitted to an existing Mark Andy P7 press, and two further Martin MBSF units. A new rewinder and plate mounter are also included, plus a Rotoflex VLI 600 inspection finishing system will be added in January 2021. Aside from production equipment, LariTryck has also extended the Bjuv facility by 3,200sqm and invested in solar panels to supply ‘green’ energy as part of its ongoing commitment to environmental protection.
About Mark Andy Inc.
Mark Andy is a pioneer of the graphic arts and printing industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of narrow- and mid-web printing and finishing equipment, it supplies leading global brands, including Mark Andy and Presstek printing presses, Rotoflex finishing solutions, as well as a complete line of Mark Andy Print Products consumables and pressroom supplies. All products are backed by the largest customer support team in the industry, minimizing downtime and helping customers be profitable, efficient and at the forefront of innovation. Mark Andy does what it takes to understand each customer’s unique business, the challenges they face and the pressures they feel. It strives to provide products and services that help customers solve their problems and solutions that go a step further, allowing them to excel in their day-to-day operations, ultimately increasing productivity and reaching their full potential.