Bradford & Bigelow Completes $20M CAPEX Investment and Building Expansion
Bradford & Bigelow (B&B) consistently makes significant capital expenditures year-over-year. It recently completed a $20 million expansion to create the best-in-class print platform for 8.5×11˝, 1- to 4-color products. This record-breaking year of investments has included a new four-color offset web press, upgrades to its digital equipment, and a 50,000-sq.-ft. building expansion.
As Bradford & Bigelow continues to grow, it listens carefully to its clients and monitors industry trends. B&B selected the manroland Goss Lithoman as its newest team member. The 48-page press complements its fleet of three web offset and two digital inkjet web presses, doubling B&B's capacity. The device offers 1-4 color printing, boasts speeds up to 37,500 impressions per hour, and has advanced technology that provides automated makereadies, low waste, and great color fidelity. With the Lithoman and B&B's market focus on 8.5×11˝ products, B&B standard turn times are seven to 10 days or less from proof approval.
Additionally, B&B's Digital Book Factory is a key component of the its supply chain solution. With increasing client demand for higher quality inkjet products, Bradford & Bigelow made the strategic decision to expand its long-term partnership with Screen USA. Based upon independent tests by Technology Watch magazine, the Screen HD (high-definition) presses offer inkjet quality that essentially matches the quality of offset sheetfed presses. Very simply, with the Screen HDs, B&B can offer consistent color for a brand and product lines across its entire print platform of HUV sheetfed, heatset web offset, and high-speed digital inkjet presses.
Finally, as more of its clients are looking for a better and simpler supply chain, Bradford & Bigelow has expanded its print, warehouse, and distribute platform. To keep up with client demand, it has expanded its warehouse and fulfillment area by 50,000 sq. ft. Additionally, B&B has added Midwest and West Coast distribution partners to expedite the distribution process and provide national coverage.
With these investments, Bradford & Bigelow has been able to enhance its supply chain and create better value for its long-term, loyal clients.
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