JMB Labels: Success for in Africa with MPS flexo press
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA A year since the initial installation of an MPS EC UV flexo multi-substrate press, JMB Labels has entered new markets and attracted new customers including FMCG companies. Features of this press include eight UV ink stations and two hot air driers for water-based ink, double die station, delam-relam and web turner bar, laminating and cold foil station and a film package for unsupported films. Aslam Monia, co-owner of JMB Labels comments “Make-ready times are shorter with the use of printing sleeves and the short web path facilitates cost savings on material and reduces wastage. Most importantly, the constant print quality to achieve with our new machine has given us the confidence to target more companies seeking high-end quality labels and packaging for their products. As a result, we have experienced a 30% increase in sales.”
Located in Johannesburg, JMB Labels has customers from South African and Southern African companies, with exports to Mozambique, Angola and Malawi, in various sectors including food, beverage and pharmaceutical. Involved in printing dating back to 1928, the family-run business is currently printing self-adhesive labels and unsupported BOPP film, and are in the process of printing on PVC and PET film for the shrink label market.