Etiquetas Macho chooses Martin Automatic to support investment plan

The Martin Automatic MBSF ordered by Etiquetas Macho has film capability.

SPAIN • Spanish label converter, Etiquetas Macho, has confirmed an order for Martin Automatic unwind and rewind equipment.  The machinery, which will be delivered to the company’s Seville plant towards the end of the year, consists of an MBSF automatic unwind/splicer and an LRD transfer rewinder, and is designed to match the press’ performance of 150m/min(492ft/min) across a maximum web width of 508mm (20″) .  Of particular importance is the ‘F’ specification of the splicer, which allows the Martin equipment to handle PVC and PET substrates down to 45-micron on Etiquetas Macho’s Drent VSOP line.

This will be the third package of automation delivered by Martin to the Spanish converter, which began equipping its two Gallus RCS 330 presses with MBS/STR and MBSC/STR equipment back in 2009.  Production Manager at the Seville plant, José Luiz Franconetti, explained his company’s decision: “We looked closely at what the competition had to offer but decided to stay with Martin Automatic for the simple reason that in four years their equipment has been trouble free, and the MBS units have not missed a single splice – a remarkable achievement!”

Etiquetas Macho, which manufactures self-adhesive labels, wet glue labels, and sleeves, has invested more than EUR 8.5m since 2012, and this has allowed it to expand its business, which now operates from a modern 12,000 sqm (39,370 sqft) production facility.

Responding, Martin Automatic’s Southern Europe Sales Manager, Edward Pittman commented: “We were delighted to secure the order from such an important label converter – and the fact that it came on the same day that Spain proclaimed Felipe VI as its new monarch, is a good cause for a double celebration!”


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