A company with comprehensive ranges of printing products and technologies, JL Lennard Graphics , has entered into a partnership with an innovator in press room chemistry, ECS.
Currently manufacturing in Australia and at two sites in the UK, ECS’ production and development capabilities include processing 30 tonnes of product a day, says Tony Colella, general manager, JL Lennard Graphics.
“ECS’ strong chemical background and its research and manufacturing expertise has earned it a global reputation for being able to generate unique products custom-manufactured to match the needs of individual clients across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Australasia,” he said.
ECS also produces a wide range of pressroom consumables, including chemical, additives, UV and WB coatings, as well as having a production facility dedicated to clean manufacturing and food quality production of coatings.
“Their power to innovate in press room chemistry and to respond rapidly to time-critical needs of print customers makes them an ideal match for JL Lennard Graphics, which is part of the JL Lennard group with a 127-year tradition of quality and national sales and service teams operating in all areas of Australia through five major state branches.
“ECS has a sensational technical research team. This capability, backed by local production and UK university research and development support, offers us so many opportunities to work with our clients in Australia,” said Tony Colella.
ECS was established in Nottingham by owner and Managing Director Mr Neil Fletcher in 1998, expanding across the globe through partnerships and distribution arrangements. The company, which is a member of the FOGRA Institute, established an Australian manufacturing facility in 2006, managed by ECS Oceania director John McKenzie.
John McKenzie says ECS has instituted cascade manufacturing methodology across all sites to enable it to respond with optimum speed to the needs of time-critical print customers.
“We are continually developing our products and embracing new areas of print, examples being our rapidly expanding metallic pigmented coatings and high quality screen products.
“Operating in partnership with distribution of JL Lennard Graphics and their reputation for quality and reliability, we see major opportunities in the years ahead.”
Founded in 1879, JL Lennard is a family-owned fully Australian company that, in addition to its graphics business, distributes many of the world's ideal packaging machines for the beverage, food and pharmaceutical industries and well as food equipment for fast food outlets, restaurants, supermarkets and hotels.