Press manufacturer Mark Andy has reported business activity in many segments as having returned to pre-Covid levels, with the label and packaging industry having adapted to meet the challenges presented by the pandemic.

Mark Andy CEO P.J. Desai said, ‘The first half of 2020 was extremely challenging due to the impact of the pandemic, and none of our businesses were untouched by it. Our business and industry continued to adapt, however, and business activity in many segments has returned to pre-Covid levels.’

Tom Schelmbauer, chief business officer at Mark Andy, added, ‘The bulk of Mark Andy’s install base is running strong despite the pandemic. Many of our customers tell us they are at capacity and now need more production assets. New press orders have accelerated for flexographic platforms, and across all segments, entry-level and up.’

Specific to Mark Andy’s digital business, David Medlar, vice president, digital at Mark Andy, commented, ‘Across all platforms, Digital Pro to HD, Mark Andy’s digital business continues to meet expectations. Even more exciting is that the fuel for this growth checks all the boxes – new presses to new clients, and additional presses and upgrades to current clients.

‘Consumables sales growth from new press installs and higher utilisation rates of existing equipment demonstrates that our customers are adapting successfully during these challenging times. In fact, demand for refurbished presses exceeds what we have in inventory.’

Mark Andy’s digital portfolio includes inkjet and toner technologies with the Digital Pro, Digital Series HD, Digital Plus Screen and Digital One models. These sit alongside the company’s flexographic, offset and finishing portfolios, and the Mark Andy Print Products (MAPP) supplies arm of the company.

The OEM has also confirmed it plans to participate at drupa and Labelexpo Europe next year, but will not exhibit at the rearranged Labelexpo Americas event in Rosemont, Illinois as planned for 23-25 March, 2021.

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