A B Graphic (ABG) continues to see strong demand for its print finishing technology, despite the widespread challenges caused by both the global coronavirus pandemic and supply chain issues.

The company noted that all businesses have had to carefully pick their way through the impact of Covid-19 and ABG, being no different, has maintained momentum through a mix of planned investments and prioritising innovation, which are both seen as key to continuing its growth. ABG has specifically had to contend with parts shortages beyond the company’s control.

In adhering to its five-year strategic plan, the last 12 months has seen ABG undertake a number of key initiatives, the latest of which being the creation of a new digital manufacturing hub at the company’s site in German site specifically to manufacture the DigiJet digital embellishment module. The company has expanded its overall offering by adding shrink sleeve machines into its portfolio. Previously forming part of Enprom’s equipment portfolio, the modular range covers seaming, doctoring and cutting systems. This provides ABG with opportunities to enter into new market segments. ABG has also launched the next evolution of its DigiLase digital laser cutting machine, DigiLase 4.0, which includes new individual piece options and faster speeds. A strategic partnership with Actega Metal Print for its EcoLeaf metallisation technology is set to go to the next level with an official product launch scheduled for towards the end of the year.

Another area of focus for ABG is based on its investment in people, and the recruitment of new team members to fill a number of positions globally. ABG CEO Richard Knight said, ‘Our people are at the core of our success and we are especially grateful for their considerable efforts and dedication shown over the last 18 months.’