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CS Labels Announces Yet More Growth, Increased Capacity and Improved Efficiency at Drupa Show

Posted in Press Releases by Neil Churchill on 11:03 June 03rd, 2016
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CS Labels Announces Yet More Growth, Increased Capacity and Improved Efficiency at Drupa Show

Invests in Third Xeikon CX3 Digital Printing Press in 12 Months

The multi award winning digital labels and packaging leader furthers its expansion, increases production capacity, speed and efficiency, implements workflow automation and further attacks the stand-up pouch and traditionally thought of flexographic label sector.
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Antoine Fady (Flint Group), Simon Smith (CS Labels), Wim Maes (Xeikon) #1 
Antoine Fady (Flint Group), Simon Smith (CS Labels), Wim Maes (Xeikon), #2 
Antoine Fady (Flint Group), Simon Smith (CS Labels), Wim Maes (Xeikon) #3


Willenhall, West Midlands, 6th June 2016 – CS Labels announced today that they would be acquiring a third top-of-the-range Xeikon CX3 printing press, in order to cope even faster with increased demand. This compliments their existing presses that include two existing CX3’s and two 3500’s - they are the only company in the world to own technology of this magnitude and are the largest label printer in Europe running Xeikon; CS have grown up to 25% year-on-year.

The new press will improve production efficiency as it is one of the fastest on the market and it is 56% faster than any other press manufactured by Xeikon. Capacity is further expanded which will enable CS to make further inroads to their already successful position in stand-up pouches, as well as make longer runs more efficient as they further eat into the traditional flexographic labels market.

Talking about the investment, Mr Smith said: “Each press is dedicated to a specific product type. We maximise production by minimising material changes on each press. The Xeikon CX3 presses enable us to concentrate production of self-adhesive labels and transfer the production of our flexible packaging, stand-up pouches and heat-transfer labels to the other presses. The fact there are no change-over in substrates or settings and no press downtime makes us faster, more productive and cost effective. This is reassuring for customers who want their labels and pouches even faster and more personalised as the market and indeed digital technology evolves.”

Not going with the flow....

CS Labels have also implemented a workflow automation initiative across various business units, including the studio, where one improvement was publically blogged about in May. They have announced today that this now also includes the integration of their state-of-the-art laser cutter into an automatic workflow solution that eliminates previous downtime as it automatically knows which design will be next.  Watch the film.

Summing up, Mr Smith, who is known for being innovative with a thought leadership that is respected by clients as well as the industry said: “We want to stay at the top of our game and this year we are working smarter and harder than ever. To continue to delight customers you have to apply continuous improvement across all areas. Our recent enhancements are the results of hard work, smart thinking and making the most of innovation and technology. Underpinning this is the really great team that I have around me. As we look on to the next quarter, all I can say is watch this space as we have some interesting news to come about our finishing capabilities and capacity”


For all press enquiries please contact Alison Wileman, Interactive Marketer, alison@alisonwileman.co.uk tel: 07981 300531

About CS labels
CS Labels Ltd is a true world class leader for digital self-adhesive labels, digital heat transfers and digital flexible packaging in the form of stand-up pouches. The largest digital label printer in Europe using Xeikon technology, multi-award winning CS labels works with organisations of all sizes from large global FMCG, Pharmaceutical and Chemical companies to SME’s and start-up niche businesses in Food and Drink. Family owned and run since 1976, CS Labels employs over 45 people and is based in Willenhall, West Midlands, United Kingdom.


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