ABG turret rewinder investments help Aztec Label boost productivity

Leading finishing specialist, A B Graphic International (ABG), has installed two new Vectra ECTR turret rewinders at Aztec Label, the Midlands-based manufacturer of high-quality self-adhesive label and tag products. The investment will help boost Aztec’s productivity following increased customer demand.

The turret rewinders, capable of delivering speedy and precise rewinding of standard self-adhesive labels, are the latest addition to the state-of-the-art setup at Aztec Label. As a long-standing customer, the company currently operates three ABG turret rewinders, increasing to five, providing them with the flexibility to run any job on any available machine, thereby ensuring that they can continue to meet challenging lead times.

Having begun manufacturing turret rewinders in 1995, ABG’s entry level ECTR is available in 330mm, 410mm or 510mm web widths, and has become the rewinder of choice for many self-adhesive label manufacturers. Perfect for increasing production speed and workflow efficiencies, the Vectra ECTR is also fully upgradable with a wide range of options, including automatic core loading, finished roll closure with print and apply label application, and ABG’s own fleyeVision 100% camera inspection system. Able to work in-line, or off-line as a stand-alone solution with a separate unwind module, Vectra turret rewinders offer shorter lead times, reduced inventory and cut waste.

ABG installed their 2000th Vectra ECTR rewinder last year at a privately owned label converter in the US. The landmark reflects ABG’s global reach and the excellent professional relationships they have developed with key customers over the years.

“Over the course of the last year we have been fortunate enough to experience record orders and sales, despite the obvious challenges of the global pandemic,” said Colin Le Gresley, managing director of Aztec Label. “This latest installation is part of the investment that ensures we are able to continue meeting the growing demands of our customers.

“This is not our first experience with the AB Graphic rewinder,” he said. “The machine is so reliable and very easy to set up and is a good ‘work horse’ machine that represents excellent value for money. We are committed to providing the best possible service for our customers and by investing in the latest technology and equipment we can ensure that we deliver that.

“We have been dealing with ABG for over 16 years now and have a strong working relationship on every level,” he said. “The company has the same commitment to customer service as we do, which gives us confidence from the moment the order is placed right through to installation.

“This latest investment will serve to further increase our capabilities, ensuring we can continue responding to our customers quickly and with the quality we have become known for,” he added.