Autobond strengthens customer relationship with US-based laminator
Arrow Laminating Industries has ordered its second laminator from UK-based laminator manufacturer Autobond to be installed in September 2012.
The Mini 52 TP will support smaller format, short run requirements and free up Arrow to increase the number of medium and long run one-sided and two-sided laminating jobs on the larger format, high speed Autobond SM 102 TPHS installed in 2008.
Operating seven laminators, the company uses a range of laminates for both single and double sided laminating, offering added-value, protective finishes to a host of print from postcards and magazine covers to menus and catalogues.
“Autobond has continuously offered us bang for our buck,” says owner Mike Barishman. “When we brought in the Sheetmaster four years ago it immediately did everything it was supposed to do and then some.”
This year has seen orders flooding in and Arrow needed an additional machine to meet this demand.
“I wanted to take some of the strain off the Sheetmaster and bring in a machine specifically for the shorter runs and the smaller sheet sizes,” continues Barishman. “I also wanted a perfector feature to do double sided lamination in one pass. I instantly knew where to find the solution. Autobond’s machines are tried and tested and its team has always done us right when we need anything, be it a machine or advice, so when they suggested the Mini 52 TP, I didn’t question it – I said ok let’s do it.”
“I’m delighted there’s been repeat business with Arrow in such a short space of time,” comments Autobond vice president Oran Gilmore. “It is evidence of our commitment to our customers wherever they are in the world. We don’t just build machines, we provide a service and aim to build long-term relationships. The US market is strong and thriving and the Mini 52 TP has all the capabilities to give Arrow that extra productivity within that market and beyond.”