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Buxton Press installs second Heidelberg

Following a £7m deal signed at Drupa 2012 for two of the latest Heidelberg long perfecting presses, Buxton is forging ahead with its £20m investment plan with the installation of another Heidelberg Speedmaster XL106-8-P.

Like its sister press – installed six months ago, Buxton’s newly installed eight colour perfecting press is complete with CutStar reel to sheet technology, Inpress Control and Autoplate XL simultaneous plate changing, drastically reducing make ready times and boosting operating efficiencies, says Buxton.

Managing director Kirk Galloway (pictured) said, “We are delighted with the performance of the first XL106 and are very excited at the prospect of another high output press which, when combined with our existing four KBA long perfecting presses, will completely revolutionise Buxton’s overall output capabilities.”

According to Buxton Press, this latest installation is part of a four year rolling expansion programme and follows closely on the heels of a multi-million pound expansion in finishing and binding capacities and, to bolster pre-press output, the installation of the Fuji XMF Remote workflow suite – the largest of its kind in Europe.

Mr Galloway added: “Buxton is at an incredibly exciting stage in its development and increasing capacities and boosting operating efficiencies is crucial to our future growth. The increased output of the Heidelberg XL106 presses will be a great assist and as we are winning new work on an almost daily basis – a further investment in press number three is already on the cards.”