Print21 Magazine - AUSTRALIA

03-09-2012
Introduced to Drupa 2012, the asterPRO book sewing machine keeps spreading over the world, also in Australia, thanks to our local market representive Ferrostaal Ltd.

Print21 Magazine - AUSTRALIA

The Australian Print21 Magazine has just published an interview to Special Binding Service's Tony Gallagher, probably the "best bindery in Australia by a long way", says Rayne Simpson,  Ferrostaal's general manager.

Courtesy of Print21 Magazine, August 2012, Australia.

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[The Hemmant-based company has placed orders fot two Kolbus perfect binders, each with 21 feeders, two MBO folding machines, a Meccanotecnica Aster book sewing machine as well as two guillotines with johhers and unloaders plus a range of additional ancillary equipment.

The finishing equipment shopping spree was undertaken to re-furnish the company's primary finishing facility after fire swept throough it in February, rendering the existing equipment unsalvageable.

According to Special Binding Service's Tony Gallagher, once the swag of new equipment is up and running, the facility will be among the binding sector's largest within the local industry.

"There's no doubt that it'll probably be the biggest bindery in Australia as far as perfect binding in concerned", says Gallagher.

Special Binding Service's insurance company has funded the financial outlay for the new equipment in the aftermath of the fire. Once installed, it is expected that it will enable the company to increase its previous throughout rate.

"Our capacity will go up", says Gallagher. "The new [Kolbus] machine is capable of doing 12,000 [items] an hour, depending on the technical requirements of the job. It will automatically go into a poly-bagging machine which will insert and bag".

Boasting 3,500 square metres for its custom finishing facility, the company is well equipped to take the new equipment. The site is part of a larger 10,000 square-metre plant operated by the family-owned company's sister business, Special Equipment Paper.

With installation due by November, Gallagher hopes to get his customers' finishing requirements back on track as soon as possible.

Rayne Simpson, Ferrostaal's general manager of print finishing, agrees with Gallagher that the new equipment will make the bindery one of the largest in the industry. After installation, he says, it will be the "best bindery in Australia by a long way".]

Courtesy of Print21 Magazine, August 2012, Australia.

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