Rotoflex’s Canadian Regional Office (Mississauga, Ontario), a Mark Andy company specializing in converting and finishing solutions, will soon be moving to a new and more efficient building in the coming weeks. The new facility is also located in Mississauga just a few miles away, and is currently in the final stages of preparation to receive the OEM’s entire production operation equipment and employees. Leadership also revealed that the company grew sales and aftermarket sales by about 30% over the previous year due to strategic management decisions that involved increased research and development investments to improve final product quality and accelerate lead times – which also eliminated outsourced production and, in turn, increased customer demand.
“The shift resulted from the increased demand we’ve observed in the past couple of years,” said Kevin Gourlay, Senior Vice President at Rotoflex. “We currently have a strong order book leading to the end of the first quarter of 2021, and plans to grow our team as we increase manufacturing capacity – to ensure customers will have their machines running in the pressroom when they need them. Bringing manufacturing in-house was certainly one of the leading factors facilitating our growth. Being independent also allows us to better control production schedules, platform standardization, aftermarket support, and even pricing. We can now create more robust machines in less time and offer them to the market at more attractive prices. Customers have noticed all these changes and are responding to them,” Gourlay added.
Last September, Rotoflex launched two high-speed and low-cost digital finishers – DF1 and VTI Series. DF1 was designed as an ideal addition for upwards of 80% of label converters worldwide, and the VTI Series was created to ensure conformity with the stringent regulations of the pharmaceutical and high-security packaging industries. “We have another exciting launch in the works for 2021, and we’ll share more details as the time comes,” Gourlay pointed out. The company expects that these changes will allow them to best serve the elevated demand for converting and finishing solutions throughout 2021 and beyond.