Makro Labelling expand in Italy and the UK
With over 900 labelling machines sold in just shy of ten years, Makro Labelling in Goito, Italy are nearing completion on a huge expansion of their premises, which will treble their manufacturing and machine shop facility, double their office space and take the office team to over 100 personnel.
With a huge uplift in turnover over the past two years the company desperately needed more space. Massimo Manzotti, President and Sales Director said, "We have been experiencing a very high demand for our labelling machines worldwide. In our first ten years we have managed to dominate in some areas, such as the Champagne and Cognac areas of France, South African Wines and Californian wines. Other notable successes would be in the UK, where Halewood Wines and Spirits are our largest customer globally with 15 labelling machines together with other pieces of bottling equipment."
"Once completed, the larger machine assembly workshop will operate under Lean Manufacturing so that we can continue supplying the global markets with our original philosophy of designing machines with the customer in mind. We are very proud of our achievements here in Italy, with our subsidiaries notably in the UK, North America and our world-wide network of agents. This latest investment is to fully support our and their growth for an ever-increasing customer base as we are now producing around 200 machines a year."
In the UK, Richard Portman, Managing Director of Makro Labelling UK said, "We have just moved in to expanded facilities in Burton on Trent and have appointed Annette Broadbelt-Kidd as office administrator, who will be supporting the Aftersales and Service Team and will be the primary link for service and spare parts between us in the UK and Italy."
Richard continued, "Having nearly doubled our turnover this past year, and starting this year with an even better order book than last year, we hope to do even more with the appointment of Oliver Shorrock, who has started as Technical Sales Executive. The future is looking really bright for us, not just with sales of Makro labellers that have been a great success, but also our Craft Spirit, Beer and Cider lines, which have really taken off here in the UK. Here, again, we listened to what some existing and also new customers wanted and then put together a range of carefully selected supply partners for the equipment required for these lines who produce machines to the same high standards as Makro Labelling."