MAMS backs growth with Moll install
Aug 20, 2023
Dominic Bernard Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Mailing and Marketing Solutions (MAMS) has backed a strong increase in its turnover by purchasing a Moll Vantage folder-gluer.
The new machine, installed over the first few days of April, is the company’s first gluer, and will allow the paper wrapping specialist to bring some of its glued carton orders in-house.
Managing director Anthony Krajniewski told Printweek: “It’s the first machine that we have that can produce that format in-house, so we’re taking a substantial amount of capacity back.”
Krajniewski also hinted that the company might soon decide to take on more folder-gluers to bring the whole of its sealed product stock in-house.
MAMS’ purchase, made directly from Moll, comes after its turnover jumped by 35% – from £31m to £42m – in the last year.
Krajniewski said: “It’s not bad. Turnover’s vanity though, isn’t it - it’s about profit.”
He put the growth down to a slimming of the paperwrapping market.
“We’ve got quite a few of those paperwrapping machines, I think we have 11 of them now, brand-new, and I think our competitors have three or four.”
The firm’s rapid growth faltered before Christmas 2022, when the cost of living crisis hit holiday shopping. The firm was forced to restructure, consolidating into a single shift, with 10 jobs made redundant.
In the months following, however, the firm has bounced back, and is looking to expand shifts and rehire.
“We’d hope to offer the opportunity to anyone who would like to apply,” he said.
MAMS prints digitally through two Ricoh VC70000 continuous inkjet presses and “around a dozen” Domino K600 UV inkjet presses.
Krajniewski said of its first Moll purchase: “The machine looks very nice in place.
“It’s quite complicated – with the glue heads and file folds, it is a bit of a different scenario than we are used to.”Mailing and Marketing Solutions (MAMS) has backed a strong increase in its turnover by purchasing a Moll Vantage folder-gluer.