It’s an exciting time at PCP with the building work well under way to extend the sheet fed capacity on Site 1.
Having purchased a new RMGT (Mitsubishi) 1050 Tandem Perfector press to enhance our sheet-fed printing capabilities more floor space was needed.
Andy Millington, Maintenance Manager gives us an update;
“Work to site 1 started at the end of January and was planned for 158 days with a completion date for the project set for 1st September 2017.
“Work began with demolishing the existing fascia, erecting steelworks and completing brickwork for the new fascia, which is now near completion.
“The next phase will be to lay the concrete floor slab, which should be completed by around the end of May and will be followed by finishing of the roof, fascia cladding and adding drainage. Final snagging will then take place ready for handover at around the beginning of June. Once the builder has finished the floor it will be epoxy coated and a number of press services installed prior to the arrival of the press. A new RO unit and new ink system are also being included within the project.
The press is currently at the final build stage in Japan and will be delivered to site on 24th July 2017. We are all very excited about the developments at PCP and the opportunities this new press will bring.”
Alex Evans, Managing Director adds;
“Any press investment is a critical decision for a printer. We wanted to make sure we made the right one. Having made the decision to purchase the Mitsubishi, we are now looking forward to the installation of a very exciting press – we believe that this new machine is unique in our market, and will allow us to provide a whole range of new and exciting products for our customer portfolio. The 4-over-5 configuration, supported by a coating unit, will provide a full UV drying system, with both inter-unit and after coater curing lamps. It will allow for such techniques as drip off varnish for spot and matt UV, metallic inks, and flood UV in one pass. It is the only press of this configuration and specification in Europe and offers PCP a major opportunity to stand out in the magazine covers sector.”