OPM Group is a shining example of a lean operation where each piece of equipment has its place and each person functions as an invaluable cog in the wheel. FlexoTech reports.
Having moved into new modern premises on the outskirts of Leeds in 2013, owners Chris and Sue Ellison are very clear about how they want to run their company, and their vision has been carried through every aspect of the business.
'The move into what was essentially an empty box, gave us the opportunity to build an optimised workflow according to lean principles and completely customise our facility to our needs,' said Sue Ellison. “We designed an open plan factory where walls are low, every room has a window and everyone can visually connect. This promotes a team environment and enhances communication”.
On the factory floor stand five Nilpeter UV-flexo printing presses; with a new 9-colour FA-4* is due to be installed in June. These are complemented by finishing equipment from Bar Graphic Machinery. In 2013, OPM invested in a Nilpeter FA-5 584 mm 10-colour press with inline solvent lamination (the only of its kind in Europe), and in 2014, it added an advanced crossover unit for the production of multi-layer labels. The latter enables production of intricate coupons in a number of ways with different features and embellishments.
Consistent and repeatable colour reproduction is achieved across multiple presses on multiple substrates and all presses are calibrated and can record print data.
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