CASE STUDY

Elanders Group achieves growth ambitions with inkjet

Move to digital for improved quality and flexibility.
  • Objective

    To evolve its print production business model and exploit the opportunities offered by digital.

  • Challenges

    Finding a cost-effective, sustainable solution that delivers consistent colour and high image quality.

  • Approach

    Work with a partner that has a broad portfolio of highly rated digital print solutions.

  • Achievements

    Greater flexibility, dependable quality and colour consistency in a more sustainable process.

“We are benefitting now from much higher volume production, much better quality production and much higher run time.”

Tony Mullarky, Production Manager, Elanders UK
Elanders: Achieving growth ambitions with inkjet

THE VISION

Elanders Group offers a broad range of services in supply chain management, with its Supply Chain and Print & Packaging Solutions. Operating in around 20 countries, its customers are active in the automotive, electronics, fashion & lifestyle, healthcare & life science, industrial & packaging and publishing industries.

Starting off in Sweden as a print company producing manuals for the automotive industry, Elanders was looking to change its entire production process to find efficiencies within the full supply chain and grow into a global service provider.

Video showing how Canon technology has helped Elanders and how digital print economy leads the way

DIGITAL PRINT TECHNOLOGY LEADS THE WAY

Being an offset print house, in 2014, Elanders decided to evolve its existing business model and exploit the opportunities of print on demand, underpinned by digital print technology.

Elanders Group invested in several digital print solutions from Canon across its production sites in the UK, Sweden, Germany and Hungary, including mono and colour toner cutsheet printers (varioPRINT 6000 TITAN and imagePRESS C910), large format devices (imagePROGRAF), as well sheetfed and continuous feed inkjet presses (varioPRINT iX3200, ColorStream 6000 and 8000), supported by Canon’s PRISMA workflow software.

Work professionals reviewing Canon's high quality print outs

PRODUCTIVITY + QUALITY = MASS CUSTOMISATION GROWTH OPPORTUNITY

Elanders UK can now produce shorter print runs in higher volumes, faster, more cost-effectively and more sustainably, thanks to inkjet. The technology offers the ultimate in consistency and uptime, while setting a new quality standard.

With big ambitions to continue the success of its growth, Elanders Group launched its “mass customisation” division following the recent acquisition of one of Germany’s most established digital print providers ‘Schätzl Druck & Medien’. The company can now offer photobooks, customised books, and calendar printing, user manuals, and e-commerce printing.

“Inkjet technology gives Canon a clear market USP which we will use as a springboard for opening up new markets.”

Ulrich Schätzl, CEO, Schätzl Druck & Medien

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