Adare SEC has replaced 13 legacy machines with six new Xerox presses plus a Duplo bookletmaker as it continues to streamline its production capabilities.
The investment includes two new colour Xerox Versant 3100s, along with two mono Xerox Nuvera 314s, two mono Xerox Nuvera 144s and a Duplo 600 bookletmaker.
The majority of the kit that has been replaced is older Xerox kit, along with Canon and Riso equipment. All kit was in by the beginning of July, with the 3100s going to Adare SEC’s Redditch operation, one 314 and one 144 going to Nottingham and the remainder going to Huddersfield.
Mark Buckingham, General Manager of the Nottingham and Guildford sites, who is overseeing the consolidation, said the investments will support the proposed site move and help “drive efficiencies”.
He said: “What we have done at this stage is look at the cut-sheet fleet that we have at the business and effectively then look at the volume applications we’ve run across all of these sites and thought what we need to do is upgrade where possible, refresh where required and consolidate where required.
“What we’ve also managed to do across the business as part of this is to get uniform rates for our cutsheet output. So uniform rates across mono, colour and for highlight colour, which just means that we are able to move work between sites to run on the same equipment at the same costs.”
“Within the Redditch site, the 3100 is an upgrade and efficiency to move to replace existing kit,” added Buckingham.
“The main driver for these machines was two-pronged: one was cost reduction over the existing equipment and the second was that the quality output for the applications we need to run through the Redditch site just lent themselves better to the output that we can put through the 3100s.”
The Nuveras, which replace equipment that Buckingham said had “run its course”, print at 314ipm and 144ipm respectively on a variety of different substrates.