Sandon Global is looking to enhance its flexibility and agility with more automated manufacturing processes, as it builds on what it says was a record year in 2023.

The anilox supplier opened a new UK-based headquarters and a German office last year, as well as investing in new plasma coating booths and laser engraving technologies. It also entered its third Knowledge Transfer Partnership (a second with the University of Manchester) and appointed several international agents to expand its overseas sales network.

Richard Millington, the firm’s managing director, commented, ‘We are working on some exciting plans for digitisation of the shopfloor and automation in our manufacturing processes to ensure we remain competitive and improve our business processes. These developments will enhance productivity, and increase our flexibility and agility even further, to benefit our print customers worldwide. In addition, we remain firmly focused on investing in our R&D programme to push the boundaries of what is possible in anilox engraving and working closely with our partners and customers to move the flexographic industry forward.’

This year is also Sandon Global’s 20th year in business, and its focus is becomingly increasingly global, as Mr Millington reports, ‘We have been steadily expanding in existing regions and making inroads into new international markets to bring our unique award-winning anilox to even more flexo printers around the world. The Asian and Latin American markets both represent exciting potential for us, and, in 2024, we are also anticipating strong growth in the Middle East and Africa.’