Midlands-based BCS Group, a leading supplier of safety and construction products and services, has installed a Zünd G3 precision cutting machine to boost productivity at its 10,000sq.ft facility in Walsall.
Part of the Barhale Group, BCS currently produces 200,000 signs per year for the construction and associated industries.
The Zünd G3 was supplied through Canon UK, in conjunction with a Canon Océ Arizona 1260 XT printer. BCS Group's signs and supplies team are now relying on this seamless solution to produce enhanced commercial and health and safety signs, including building site safety signs, hazard warning signs, fire exit signs, mandatory signs, and prohibition signs.
Kirstie Fish, head of the Signs & Supplies Division at BCS, comments: "Since installation, we have been using the Zünd G3 primarily to cut a variety of plastic substrates, and for the routing of Dibond panels. The Zünd cutter is incredibly efficient and uses less energy than our previous routing solution."
Designed for maximum automation, the G3 is ideal for boosting production by clearing bottlenecks caused by faster printing technology. All Zünd digital cutting tables have a modular construction to allow users to choose the exact configuration to meet their initial needs, and adapt the machine as those requirements change. Modules can all be fitted, removed or upgraded at any time, further future-proofing the systems' robust build.
Kirstie Fish continues: "We chose the Zünd machine following a recommendation from one of our supply chain partners who also rely on the technology. They were extremely happy with the G3's performance and reliability, and assured us it would fully meet our needs.
"We would absolutely recommend Zünd machines to other businesses."
James Mulchinock, BCS General Manager, concludes: "When used in conjunction with our current setup, the Arizona and Zünd machines will certainly help us to maintain our high standards and, equally importantly, will enable us to expand our digital print offerings."
For more information about BCS Group, please visit: www.bcsgroup.co.uk.