Aspen Corporate has stepped up its production capacity with the installation of three Konica Minolta machines, purchased through CCS.

The company has installed an AccurioPress 6120 black and white press, an AccurioPress C6100 high end colour press and an AccurioPress C3080 at its premises in Trafford, Manchester.

Aspen said that with many large companies making the decision to stop producing catalogues and booklets in high volumes, the time was right to evaluate and invest in its short-run production capabilities, to ensure it was able to meet the evolving requirements of its customers.

Pete Bentley-Whittaker, production print specialist at CCS explained why his company recommended the KM technology. ‘Despite downsizing the fleet, we were able to increase capacity for Aspen Corporate, by installing the AccurioPress C6100, alongside the AccurioPress C3080, which provides considerable built-in redundancy backup, as it is also capable of long-sheet and booklet production.’

Kevin Hart, production director at Aspen Corporate added, ‘With the KonicaMinolta presses we now have the firepower to deliver products more comfortably, with improved deadlines and at the right price point.

‘We looked at this as an opportunity to reinvent what we do and use the time to re-evaluate and make choices that will help us through the next year after Covid-19.

‘We decided the worst thing we could do was to stand still and wait, and therefore decided that the way forward for us was to invest and go looking for the work that is available. I believe we have done this with the investments we have made.’