Relocation of 6 web offset presses at Uniprint, South Africa
In June of this year we relocated 6 Drent Goebel / DG press offset machines at Uniprint in Durban, South Africa. Uniprint designs, manufactures and distributes a diverse range of print products and services to blue-chip customers and institutions that typically have mass markets or branch networks throughout Africa. These products include cartons, self-adhesive and unsupported labels and a wide range of transactional forms including security, gaming and election ballots.
Manufacturing operations under one roof
Uniprint became part of the Hirt & Carter Group, a leading integrator of multi-channel marketing and communication solutions. Their blend of strategic partnerships, creativity, cutting-edge print technology and industry innovation has made Hirt & Carter a prominent force for enabling advertisers, brands and marketers to effectively converse with both South African and global markets.
In order to benefit from synergies of cost and collaboration, the Group is consolidating its manufacturing operations “under one roof” in a purpose built, world-class facility in Cornubia Industrial Estate, Durban, South Africa.
Expertise of DG press
“All our 6 presses are Drent Vision and Gazelle web presses”, says Grant Hubbard, Managing Director at Uniprint. “We have maintained a working relationship with Drent/DG press for many years (technical support and maintenance contracts). Their engineers know our presses, the configuration and our people on our floor. It was natural that we partner DG press to decommission, relocate and re-commission our presses.”
6 Drent Goebel / DG press offset machines cleaned, partly overhauled, moved to a new building and up and running in only 5 weeks!
“The work done by Rudy, Anton and the DG team was excellent (efficient and effective) – the high standard we are used to from DG. It is always a pleasure working with DG engineers and technicians as they have become part of our team.”
Grant Hubbard, Managing Director at Uniprint