Restructuring drives Portlaoise press purchase.

ETS Printers Ltd t/a Mochua Print and Design in Portlaoise have cited increased demand, service contract charges and desire to reduce outsourcing  as the drivers behind the recent install of a Sakurai OL466si fully automated A2 four colour press. 

The new press, supplied by  David Ryan of Consort Printing Machinery and Manager of  Sakurai's UK office, gives the company a multi colour offset print production facility for the first time since its establishment in Portlaoise in January 2009
 
Commenting on the thinking behind this significant investment, Mochua’s managing director; Sandra Redden said:

“Over the past 3 years we have been successful in securing larger contracts around the country in the health and corporate sectors.
 Our tendering process has been more successful and with the contracts secured which were commencing in May 2012 we really had no option but to invest in the offset press to develop and enhance our continued growth.
 
We also moved to a state of the art facility and working with Printing and Graphics upgraded our finishing equipment at the same time.
 Whilst we have been very happy with our trade suppliers, it became clear that the only way to move forward was to install our own press.
 
We have also been able to migrate a significant portion of work from our digital production,  which we can now produce more cost effectively on the Sakurai.This was also a contributory factor in our in our decision for change.
 
As well as the above the Mako CTP system installed from IPS allowed a “greener” printing environment as did the Sakurai enabling us to promote ourselves as a more environmentally friendly printing company with our papers coming from renewable sources.”
 
ETS Printers Ltd t/a Mochua Print and Design started with four full time and 1 part time staff member and now have nine staff in all areas.