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McGowans chose Durst for its ‘weapons of choice’

McGowans chose Durst for its ‘weapons of choice’

Durst has supplied two further systems in a €850,000 agreement with long-standing customer McGowans as part of further growth for Ireland’s biggest digital print company, which is now expanding into Britain and continental Europe.

 McGowans founder and Managing Director Mal McGowan reported that the investments in a Durst Rho 512R Plus, which was launched at FESPA in May, and a Durst Rho P10 160 are further examples of Durst always being ‘weapons of choice’ in both roll-to-roll and flatbed digital printing technologies.

He said: “We have a long and proud history with Durst and the relationship with them is perfect. As our customers demand ever-higher quality and faster turnarounds for shorter production runs, the need for a digital printing option increases too. The quality and reliability of the Durst systems are outstanding and the machines are virtually maintenance free.”

The Durst P10 160 hybrid six-colour with white machine has gone into McGowans’ Belfast site, where turnover has been growing at 25 percent a year. McGowans has also taken delivery of a Durst Rho 512 Plus 5 metre wide 12 picolitre UV dual and triple roll printer at its Dublin headquarters. The investment for McGowans, which employs 130 people, further opens up new markets for mesh, polyethylene and fabric UV printing.

Mal McGowan continued: “The quality has been absolutely fantastic, but I wouldn’t have expected anything else. We’ve already achieved exceptional quality on our Durst machines, but this takes to yet another level. Our customers will certainly notice the difference and the investment will open up new opportunities for our business. Durst provides the most reliable digital technology we have ever bought, either large or small format.”

McGowans now operates five machines, the others being a Durst Rho 1330 fully automated machine, a Durst Rho 1312 three-quarter machine and a Durst Rho P10 3.2m roll-to-roll with white machine.

“We looked at other manufacturers, but there was no comparison,” added Mal. “The Belfast site is also strategically important for us in light of Brexit, because it gives us manufacturing capabilities in Britain as well as here in Dublin. We’ve made the investment in two more Dursts because our business is growing exponentially.

“Our customers have the highest of expectations, in terms of quality, speed and, of course, cost, and we are dedicated to improving our equipment offering and all-round service. The opportunities are limitless with these latest Durst machines – and we’ll continue to deliver on time, every time with the highest standards for our clients.”

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