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New Year, new appointment

We are pleased to announce and welcome Hayley Walker as one of our new external sales Account Managers here at Amberley Labels.

Hayley brings years of experience in the self-adhesive label market, managing some of the UK’s largest industry accounts and along the way has actively built key knowledge on applications, print processes and strong account management.

This new appointment increases the external sales support we offer our customers and together with Hayley’s colleague Rick Andrews and their Sales Manager, David Beeby, we are very excited that our new sales team can all offer industry experience across a wide range of technical and innovative solutions. We wish Hayley the very best and I am sure she looks forward to meeting many of our customers throughout this New Year.

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Christmas jumper day

The team here at Amberley have donated items to the Blandford Foodbank this Christmas where all the goods will be distributed to those in need or an emergency. The food provided by the Blandford Foodbank is mostly donated by local churches, schools, community groups, businesses and individuals and is free to anyone who presents a voucher.

Our Customer Service Team Leader, Hazel Wilby organised the whole event and arranged delivery of all donations recently.

 

Gail Del-Pinto (left) Food bank manager and Hazel Wilby, Amberley Labels.

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Deliver stunning high impact metallic colours in one printing process

HP Indigo ElectroInk Silver

We are proud to have produced the ‘let your imagination run wild’ insert for Labels and Labeling November issue.

The insert was printed using the Sandwich Printing technique. Two sets of graphics were printed in a single pass; one set viewed from the front of the packaging and the other viewed fro the back. Amberley Labels printed the insert using 2 hits of HP Indigo ElectroInk Silver under the CMYK layers.

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Digital Printer Award Winner

We are very pleased to have won the award for digitally printed label of the year at the Digital Printer Awards with the exclusive limited edition Jack Vettriano Gin labels. The awards were held at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square last Thursday 7th November 2019.

These premium labels demanded to be produced as close as possible to the original painting’s, which are a rather beautiful oil on canvas. Amberley achieved this effect with the combination of material choice, Martele blanc from Avery Dennison with its subtle texture and the exacting photographic quality of the HP Indigo press.

The limited editions were sequentially numbered to indicate the rarity of the product and promote the exclusivity of the bottles. Several ultra rare editions were individually signed by the illustrious artist Jack Vettriano.

Amberley Labels also won a FINAT Award in June for this very same label. We have had great success and gained valued recognition through being Finalists for both the UK Packaging Awards and Printweek Awards this year.

To find out more about this label please read this blog article here

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Amberley Labels awarded Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certification

We are delighted to announce that Amberley Labels have been awarded FSC® certification. This will allow our customers to request that the FSC® branding be included on their materials. It demonstrates a continued chain of custody from forest to consumer, ensuring that the paper used has been produced from managed sustainable sources.

What is FSC® certified paper?

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) is an organization dedicated to promoting responsible management of the worlds forest. As an FSC certified company we can trace the wood used for your project from the forest where it was sourced, right the way through production until it lands on your desk as a piece of print.

FSC certified forests ensure:

The forests biodiversity, productivity and ecological processes are maintained

Socially beneficial forest management which helps both local people and society at large to enjoy long term benefits

Economically viable forest management to ensure financial profit is not at the expense of the forest resources, the ecosystem or affected communities

What is the FSC® chain of custody certification?

The FSC chain of custody (CoC) is the path taken by products from the forest, or in the case of recycled materials from the moment when the material is reclaimed, to the point where the product is sold with an FSC claim and/or it is finished and FSC labelled. The CoC includes each stage of sourcing, processing, trading, and distribution where progress to the next stage of the supply chain involves a change of product ownership.

Any change of ownership in the supply chain of FSC-certified products requires the establishment of effective CoC management systems at the level of the respective organisation and their verification by an independent FSC-accredited certification body, if the organisation wants to make an FSC claim about their products.

FSC certification of such management systems is designed to provide a credible assurance that products which are sold with an FSC claim originate from well-managed forests, controlled sources, reclaimed materials, or a mixture of these. FSC CoC certification thereby facilitates the transparent flow of goods made from such.

Here is a link to their website should you wish to find out more
http://www.fsc-uk.org/en-uk

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Macmillan Coffee Morning


We are hosting a macmillan coffee morning here at Amberley Labels today. Everyone has brought in fantastic home baked cakes and goodies to sell, every penny raised will go to an amazing cause for Macmillan Cancer. Thanks to all our bakers and cake providers.
So far we have raised £90.00 and its only just started!

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Digital Printer Awards 2019

Great news to share, the Digital Print Awards 2019 have just been announced and we have been shortlisted. We are proud to be one of the finalists in the category ‘digitally-printed labels’ with our Jack Vettriano Gin label. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on 7th November.

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Printweek Awards 2019 Finalist

Exciting news to announce from us here at Amberley Labels, we have been shortlisted for two PrintWeek Awards. The Quality Award for Label Printer of the Year and also the Bespoke Digital Printer of the Year. Winners to be announced at Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Monday 21st October.

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Double Seal of Excellence


We are delighted to receive the BPIF (British Printing Industries Federation) Health & Safety and Environmental, a double Seal of Excellence Award. Dawn Reid, Regional Director visited us here on site last month to present the awards to Steve Oliver, Project Manager.  Amberley Labels are committed to continued improvement and development for the future.

Steve Oliver (pictured) said, “Here at Amberley Labels H&S is taken very seriously along with sustainability and recycling which are both important to us. We have invested in reducing our carbon footprint with LED lighting, voltage optimization and over 40% of our company fleet is now electric or hybrid. We have met great targets by simply segregating our label conversion waste to ensure that 100% is diverted from landfill. So, to have some recognition by way of a BPIF Seal of Excellence, that we practice this at all levels in both H&S and Environmental is very important to us.”

Dawn added, “The BPIF Seal of Excellence Awards are a great way for individuals, departments and businesses to demonstrate their expertise both internally and to the print industry. Often the SoE Award is just one stage in a programme of continued improvement, and I know the team are keen to obtain the HR SoE to bag themselves the full suite and the BPIF Seal of Business Excellence too. Well done to all of those who’ve contributed to this success.”

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Coveris further strengthens Labels & Board business with acquisition of Amberley,

Coveris confirms that it has acquired 100% of the shares of Amberley Adhesive Labels Ltd a company based in Dorset, UK. The deal was closed 31 July at an undisclosed amount.
After a three-year modernisation program and extensive investments in state-of-the-art equipment Coveris has recently finalised the acquisition of Amberley, an UK based manufacturer of high-quality self-adhesive labels, to further strengthen its Labels & Board business.
“Introducing our Coveris strategy, we clearly committed ourselves to invest and grow our business in high potential areas. The acquisition of Amberley clearly underpins this endeavour. We are very much looking forward to a successful expansion of our labels capabilities and further develop the potential of our new facility.” comments Jakob Mosser, CEO Coveris, on the deal.
The labels business of Coveris currently focuses on serving the fresh, chilled and ambient markets whilst Amberley’s footprint is dedicated to the personal care and home markets. With extensive digital printing capabilities, the integration of Amberley marks not only an expansion into new markets but also an increased focus on extending its digital printing technology capabilities.
“Amberley is a successful business with a proven track-record with a clear focus on providing bespoke high-quality solutions to its customers and is the perfect addition for Coveris to broaden its market presence in the labels business.”, comments Dennis Patterson, President Labels & Board, on the deal.
Amberley will be integrated in the Labels & Board division of Coveris with a clear intention to further invest into the business. “With Coveris we found the right partner for a strong future. Together we will leverage off Coveris labels know-how and resources to take our business to next level.”, adds Trevor Smith, CEO and owner of Amberley.
About Coveris

Coveris is a leading European packaging company that manufactures flexible packaging solutions for some of the world’s most respected brands. It develops packaging that protects all types of products – from food to pet food, from medical devices to industrial and agricultural products. With high-level technical expertise they produce high-quality packaging extending the shelf life of products hence helping to reduce waste and resource wastage. Together with their customers Coveris constantly works on new attractive and sustainable packaging solutions. Coveris operates 24 sites in the EMEA region with 4,500 employees. Coveris Group is headquartered in Vienna, Austria.

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