Print and apply labelling business celebrates 20-year milestone

The FlexWipe pallet labelling system

PRINT and apply labelling specialist Industrial Labelling Systems (ILS) has revealed the business is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

The company supplies automatic print and apply labellers for a variety of industries including food and drink, pharmaceutical and healthcare, automotive, e-commerce, and logistics. Its portfolio of products has grown over the years and now includes pallet labellers, outer case and tray labellers, large character inkjet marking, and barcode inspection and validation systems. The business also manufactures a range of plain labels and print consumables.

From its original small office in Rochdale, ILS now operates from an 11,000 sq ft facility in Middleton, near Manchester. As well as an ‘extensive’ UK customer base, the company’s sales have extended across the world to Europe, the USA, South Africa and Australasia.

ILS said that ‘central’ to its success has been the ability to deliver customised solutions. The firm’s integrated machines are described as delivering a ‘fast and reliable’ performance for every application, and are supported by a network of service engineers.

The company’s in-house label manufacturing facility produces plain white label stock and LPN (license plate number) labels for the fashion industry. Together with the availability of consumables such as ink and thermal transfer ribbons, ILS revealed this provides a single-source supply for customers’ print and labelling requirements.

“We pride ourselves on a fast-response and personalised service, with a consultative approach to every new enquiry,” said MD Denis Brett. “Our long-standing expertise and experience mean we can identify the most appropriate solution and tailor it accordingly.”

Most recently ILS said it has enjoyed success with its FlexWipe pallet labelling system, described as the first machine of its kind that is capable of operating in sub-zero temperatures down to -28oC as standard without the need for insulation or heating cabinet.

“We are very proud of our 20th anniversary milestone and what we have achieved to date,” Denis added. “With our committed team and the wealth of knowledge that they offer, we look forward to continuing our journey and to further successes in the future.”