2017 Ravenwood WorldCon Post Event Review

This year’s Annual Conference was held in the new build of our HQ in Suffolk. During recent years, we have mostly hosted the event off site due to the accelerated growth of our Distributor network. So with the new build complete, it was great to be able to welcome our delegates back to Ravenwood again, allowing us the opportunity to show off our new offices, meeting rooms, workshops and training areas!

The event proved to be our busiest and most successful to date.  Day one welcomed machine distributors and day two, our printer partners.  Agendas for both days included machine demonstrations and presentations from both Ravenwood staff members and industry key note speakers.

Many machines were on demo including our new game-changing VXR system, unveiled at Pro2Pac. The ‘end of line’ solution provider to meet the food industry’s stringent requirements! The VXR boasts 3 technologies incorporated into just 1.9 metres. And our Comac Coater, designed to work with our Nobac 500 flagship linerless label applicator was also on proud display. The Comac allows for the application of multiple release and adhesive lines, coating the labels with silicone on the front and adhesive on the back.

Our Partners in vision and x-ray provided an insight into our new VXR system which boasts ‘Sapphire’ carbon nanotube field emission technology. Delegates were also informed of the latest in Coater developments and Ravenwood staff presented updates on key areas of the business including sales, service, parts and marketing.

Evening entertainment was laid on at our MD’s (Paul Beamish), motorcycle emporium – Krazy Horse. It was here that we presented awards to our ‘Distributors of the Year’ based on sales and overall performance. GH Ulma scooped the title of ‘Machine Distributor 2017’ and WS Packaging for ‘Printer Distributor 2017’.  Winifried Hamann, Head of IM EMEA – RC Silicones at Evonik was also presented with an award for his long service and dedication to Ravenwood and linerless. Winifried retires this year and we wish him well! Each were presented with a set of three cast metal flying pigs – a retrospective take on the ‘Three Flying Ducks’.

Overall the event proved to be engaging, entertaining and most importantly an education.

For further information, email Natalie or Sarah at marketing@ravenwood.co.uk.

Ravenwood Packaging
Raveneer Jez providing an update on ‘The Bigger Picture’
Raveneer Jez (left) featured with team Evonik at Krazy Horse! Winifried Hamann pictured 2nd left.

MPH Fulfilment Ltd Joins the Ravenwood Approved Distributor Network

Custom self-adhesive label producer, MPH Fulfilment Ltd has purchased its first Ravenwood Packaging coater, becoming an official partner, joining Ravenwood’s approved network of linerless Distributors.

The two companies benefit from an already strong business relationship, having worked together on various projects over the last 17 years.

Paul Hogan, Founder of MPH said: “We are absolutely delighted to have finally got on board with Ravenwood’s linerless technology. It’s something that we have wanted to do since MPH was founded in 2004. Over the past year, we have received an accelerated amount of linerless enquiries so the time seemed right to partner with Ravenwood.”

The Comac Coater is designed to work with Ravenwood’s Nobac 500 flagship linerless label applicator. This machine allows for the application of multiple release and adhesive lines, coating the labels with silicone on the front and adhesive on the back. The Comac works continuously through the label reel at a pace of 450 feet per minute. Other features include various line widths from 3mm up to 25mm, a nitrogen inerted silicone system and hot melt adhesive.

MPH adds this technology to its already diverse mix of products and services. In addition to self-adhesive food labelling, MPH provide labels for the toiletry and beauty industry, and offer 2 Ply Peal and Resealable, Thermoforming, as well as the MEDI-Clear® compliance packaging range which helps ensure that patients take the right medication at the correct time.

Paul Beamish, MD of Ravenwood Packaging said: “Paul and I have known each other for many years and I am thrilled he’s now added linerless to his portfolio of products.”

MPH is a quality-driven label printer and packaging specialist, serving a wide range of industries and applications. Their world-class purpose built facility boasts 10,000 ft² of floor space, housing six printing presses, capable of printing up to 10 colours on various materials including paper, board and filmic substrates.  They employ a team of 30 dedicated professionals.

MPH is now privy to Ravenwood’s complete support package which includes servicing, parts and technical assistance. Visit their website here: www.mphfulfilment.co.uk

For further information, contact Natalie Bonner on +44 (0)1284 749144 or email natalie@ravenwood.co.uk.

MPH Fulfilment Ltd purchase a Ravenwood Com500 Coater
MPH Fulfilment Ltd