Barthel Gruppe signs for another MPS EF 430 flexo press

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German label printing specialist Barthel Gruppe signed for their 24th MPS investment: a six-colour, fully-automated EF 430 flexo printing press. This advanced machine will replace an older flexo press to produce labels for the food industry.

Barthel Gruppe is a group of six label printing companies with manufacturing plants in Germany and the Netherlands. The company employs over 300 people and has a yearly revenue of circa 70 million euros. Headquartered in Essen (Germany), Barthel is a fixture in the European label market producing approximately 270,000 square meters of labels daily at four locations, while enjoying steady growth.

 1 Bernd Passens Florian Kuessel Bert Haenen Barthel Gruppe Frank Kuntke MPS Mischa Barthel Barthel Gruppe Otto Muskee

Bernd Passens, Florian Küssel, Bert Haenen (Barthel Gruppe), Frank Kuntke (MPS), Mischa Barthel (Barthel Gruppe) & Otto Muskee (MPS)

MPS and Barthel have maintained a long-standing partnership, with this EF 430 flexo press marking Barthel’s 24th MPS press. Frank Kuntke, Sales Manager of MPS Systems GmbH (Germany) said: “After 18 years, Barthel remains a loyal MPS customer. It’s truly an honour receiving this additional sale for our EF multi-substrate flexo press, as a testament of the value MPS provides in label printing, innovation and service.”

Barthel began as a label producer for fresh produce and is today a specialist in printing self-adhesive labels for many markets including food, wine & spirits, home care, cosmetics, pharma, chemistry & automotive —ranging from simple to highly sophisticated decorative labels.  

Mischa Barthel, managing director of Barthel Gruppe added: “From years of partnering with MPS, we can confidently rely on MPS’ press technology, robustness, and service when we need it. Our MPS presses consistently deliver the same stable results — regardless of the operator that runs them. That is why we put our trust in MPS again, and look forward to enhancing label production with our new EF 430 press.”


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