Berrington Spring Water order a Makro Labeller

Berrington Spring Water, based in Herefordshire, will be upgrading one of their bottling lines with the installation of the new Makro Mak-Line RFL labeller. The current equipment was put under strain due to increasing demand.

The Mak-Line RFL is a linear roll fed labeller capable of speeds up to 12,000 b.p.h. and for Berrington it will handle bottle sizes of 750ml, 500ml and 350ml applying wraparound film labels to either still or sparkling water.

Richard Portman, Managing Director of Makro Labelling UK said, "This is the first of the linear Makro labellers in the UK. The main roll feed labelling station is identical to the rotary labeller machine range, and as such is capable of much higher labelling speeds. The labellers can come with either a single or double reel station and offer smaller drinks manufacturing clients the option of being able to dress their bottles in the same way as the market leaders, without the larger investment of rotary labelling machines. The speed and price are lower than a rotary unit, without sacrificing any of the high-quality roll feed labelling technology and at a later date the machine can be upgraded to a rotary carousel if required."

Richard continued, "We had a great deal of interest in these machines at drinktec in September. Smaller soft drinks producers of niche brands and emerging mineral water brand owners want their products to have the same quality appearance as the major brands even though their production runs are lower. Change over times are very quick on these labellers so there is very little down time, in this case a very important issue as Berrington Spring do a lot of contract bottling and therefore need to be very agile in changing bottle format and label dress."

In recent months, Makro UK have also received orders for 7 complete craft spirit bottling lines. These lines comprise, Rinsing, Filling, Capping, Capsule Application and Labelling equipment which has been sourced in Italy from machinery suppliers with whom Makro Labelling UK have exclusive UK representation.

This latest labeller order from Berrington Spring Water completes 2017 as the best year to date that Makro have had regarding sales in the UK and orders already taken for installation in the New Year puts them on a par with sales for this year for 2018 and has necessitated a move to new premises in Burton on Trent to accommodate new staff in after sales and service.