West Perth-based Picton Press installed an MBO B30 folder to cope with a doubling in production levels after the company initiated a lean manufacturing process.
General manager Greg Jamieson said the new folder had “really sped things up” on the floor.
“At the moment, we are putting a 6DL through at a speed of around 60,000 an hour, which is much faster than the previous machine.
“We are very impressed with the technology and the mechanics, and we will definitely be looking at more MBO machinery in the future,” he added.
Daniels Printing Craftsmen also recently installed an MBO B30 folder and a FA 46 Stacker while Percival Print bought a MBO F 530 Feeder and a Herzhog and Hayman folder to produce specialist jobs for a pharmaceutical company.
Rayne Simpson, Ferrostaal’s general manager for print finishing, said the company has also installed MBO machinery in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in the past six months.
“We have had huge success with MBO, it has really been an overall success story for us over the last six months,” he said.
“It is the ease of operation in particular that is swaying customers to MBO machines. MBO have come out with some new and innovative designs that has really helped us sell their machines.”
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