2017/04 Universal Labels & Packaging Buys Fourth MPS flexo press through ROTOCON

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (April 4, 2017) – ROTOCON, a provider of consulting and service to South Africa label converters in the narrow web industryconfirmed another MPS press sale to Universal Labels & Packaging. Purchased was an MPS EF 430 flexo press through Patrick Aengenvoort, Director of ROTOCON marking the fourth MPS investment for Universal Labels & Packaging, one of the largest privately-owned label printers in South Africa.

The MPS EF is a high-quality and highly automated multi-substrate flexo press, especially designed for label production and flexible packaging printing on thin unsupported film or thick cartonboard. Providing the ultimate in flexibility, the EF enables operators to maximize press performance, thanks to its ease of operation and reliability

Brett Prawde, CEO of Universal Labels & Packaging commented: “It is always a pleasure to invest in another MPS press. This will be our 4th, and I guarantee not our last. Over the past 15 years we have built a strong and most importantly honest relationship with MPS that can be counted on, which these days is rare. We look forward to turning on another great press and running it — flat out.”

In addition to MPS presses, Universal Labels also purchases their flexible dies, print cylinders, and rotary dies through ROTOCON.

In 2014, Universal Labels & Packaging and Labelpak joined forces, bringing together two of Johannesburg’s longest-established label printing companies. Operating 16 printing presses including digital, offset and flexographic in an ultra-modern 8 000m2 manufacturing facility in Midrand, Universal Labels & Packaging produces world-class self-adhesive labels, wraparound labels, in-mould labels, shrink sleeves, flexible packaging, sachets and tags, with a primary focus on the FMCG market.

Photo Caption: The MPS EF 430 flexo press