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Durst labels UK LFR

Durst UK is expanding its business portfolio by taking on the labels market previously run from the division’s headquarters in Brixen, Italy.

The Durst UK headquarters are in Leatherhead, Surrey, and its staff covering the UK and Ireland will now also have responsibility for labels and specialty packaging.

They are backed by Durst UK’s own nine-strong team of experienced service engineers strategically placed across the UK and Ireland. They are equipped for 24x7 operations right throughout the year and work closely with the parent company’s own support teams.

Durst, which has more than 150 installations throughout the UK and Ireland, will also directly supply consumables, spare parts, inks and other logistics from UK facilities.

Durst UK, a wholly owned subsidiary of Durst Phototechnik AG, the global leader in high performance inkjet technology and innovation, serves these markets with the Tau family of products. These digital inkjet systems - the Durst Tau 330 and 330E machines - are complemented by low migration and low odour inks suitable for primary food packaging, as well as pharmaceutical sectors.

Peter Bray, Durst UK Managing Director, said: “We are expecting continued growth in all our market sectors in 2016, especially in labels, which we see as an extremely important sector for our market-leading systems. We expect to make further important announcements soon.

“With full backing from our parent company, taking on the labels sector provides further significant business opportunities for Durst UK that has continued to increase market share for many years.”

Mike Englander, Durst Business Development Manager, has responsibility for commercial and business development aspects of the label business in the UK. “It was a logical move to centralise operations in the UK,” he said. “It’s not only the support, supply and logistics, but also consumables, spare parts and inks that will be supplied directly for the label industry from UK facilities.

“This investment by Durst is a very positive move for our UK customers and for the label industry.”