Company news Pensord Presses on with investment programme
Pensord Presses on with investment programme
Pensord has announced its latest investment in a five colour press that will bring the company’s new press count to a total of four in the past three years, and take investment in that period to over £8m.
The new press, a Heidelberg CD74-5LX five colour B2 press plus coater is ideal for cover work with its fifth colour and coater. The new press will be up and running in early 2007, and maintains the Heidelberg theme in the Pensord press hall, offering a perfect complement to the existing workhorses, the three 8 unit Heidelberg perfector presses, all of them the very latest models at the time of installation.
The Heidelberg presence at Pensord also includes two TH82 Buckle Folders and an ST400 Stitching Line, all additions to the plant list in just three years since the company underwent a management buyout.
Chief Executive Tony Jones says: “The press is ideal for producing covers and the perfect complement to handle the output from our three long perfector presses. It will drive efficiency on further and makes us even better equipped to meet customer needs.”
George Clarke, Managing Director of Heidelberg UK, says: “The Speedmaster CD 74 that Pensord has bought is the war horse of the B2 market, robust, productive and able to handle a broad range of stocks. With five colour units and a coater the company will have a machine that can provide special colours, give aesthetic lift to a product and ensure a rapid and mark-free transfer to post-press processes to speed turnround times.
“It has also specified AxisControl, one of Heidelberg’s on press spectrophotometers, which will enable Pensord to scientifically monitor and measure work, giving its customers confidence in the accuracy of colour rendition throughout a job and from job to job. This is the company’s fourth Heidelberg press in three years, an impressive testimonial to Pensord’s commitment to keeping ahead of the game with top quality, high productivity facilities.”