ADS Australia to set up new facility in Somerton

Print and signage company ADS Australia has purchased a new facility in Somerton, Victoria, and will soon be setting up the premises to support its printing and manufacturing business.

ADS Australia managing director Dean Wright told Sprinter that the new facility in Somerton is approximately twice the size of the company’s current premises.

He says the move will enable the business to be on the front foot as it works to gain greater exposure in the marketplace.

“Our new premises in Somerton will be a new world for us. We are starting with a 1,600 square metre blank canvas – double the floor space of what we had in Thomastown,” Wright told Sprinter.

“Our facility will be designed around our workflow and how we produce products. Not only is there plenty of space to grow with additional machinery, but we will have a lean manufacturing process. Our facility will have a 500 square metre, dedicated climate-controlled print production area, alongside our finishing and distribution departments.”

ADS has been operating out of Thomastown for about 20 years and throughout this time, has invested significantly in the wide format side of its business by purchasing machinery.

During this period, the company has purchased five EFI VUTEk wide format machines, which Wright said is the “perfect combo” when paired with the recently purchased H5 and the LX3.

As such, with the latest print and finishing technology, Wright said the business has increased its production intake and is producing at a much quicker rate, requiring a bigger premise for growth.

“Our little warehouse is bursting at the seams and our new facility will give us plenty of room to grow over a longer period of time,” he said.

“The reason we purchased this particular facility was due to its size and its open layout. The space allows us to further invest into more machinery – in both our print and finishing departments.

“Before purchasing the facility, we mapped out our plans for the future and where we see the business going. To take the steps ahead would mean that we would welcome new team members within the next one to two years.”

Wright added that the move for ADS means that the business looks forward to a bright future and one where its team will have opportunities to grow and lead in their positions.

“It opens up plenty of doors to work with other businesses as we will have a lot more capability to take on higher volumes of work. The move will give ADS greater flexibility in the market and set us up as one of the leading large format printers in the country,” he mentioned.

“We know we produce great products of a very high standard for our clients and we continue to invest in technology that keeps us at the top of the game.

“Our aim is to continue to look forward, learn from the past, and set long-term goals that see us around for a long time. We plan on playing it smart and giving the industry little taste testers of what we do every now and then.

“We look forward to the future as we continue to plan for our growth.”

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