APS Group has installed six Böwe Fusion Speed inserting lines to enclose and mail critical customer communications on behalf of the UK Government.

The new high speed inserting lines, each capable of completing 30,000 packs per hour, will be located at APS Group’s Preston Brook, Cheshire and Cheadle, Stockport print and mail centres. They follow the installation in 2022 of two similar Fusion Speed lines.

Founded in 1961, APS employs over 900 staff globally with headquarters in Cheadle and a number of regional offices across the UK, Europe and North America. The business serves brands with creative and content, customer communications, and customer experience services and operates several Ricoh Pro VC60000 web-fed inkjet digital presses.

The investment builds on a 20-year relationship between APS and Böwe, with the latest Fusion Speed technology delivering ‘predictable high-speed throughput’, supported on-site by Bowe performance support personnel. The Bowe support team is aligned with APS’s production management to optimise production throughput and maximise equipment uptime.

Steve Goodall, group operations director at APS commented, ‘Our state-of-the-art facilities located at Preston Brook and Cheadle have been purposefully designed for maximum efficiency, ensuring that our clients receive the best possible service. We are thrilled about the capabilities of our latest technology investment, as it will further enhance our clients’ confidence in us to provide them with secure, efficient and reliable services, especially in times of difficulty.’

Steve Basnett, Böwe senior UK account manager added. ‘Simply put, the numbers speak for themselves. When it comes delivering consistent high-speed mailing output the Fusion Speed Inserter is unrivalled and APS Group are leveraging this latest advanced technology to efficiently meet the SLAs [service level agreements] of their clients’