EARLIER this year, just before the coronavirus pandemic hit South Africa and we moved into a parallel universe of strict lockdown, a visit to All4Labels in Cape Town’s Capricorn Park revealed the transformation occurring at this local subsidiary of the All4Labels Global Packaging Group under the leadership of MD, Marco De Pizzol and SD, Dave Parsons (PPM March 2020).
During the intervening months, the business has fared better than expected, with many customers – for instance those in food production – being certified as essential suppliers.
‘We’ve enjoyed steady business over the last couple of months,’ confirms sales director, Dave Parsons. ‘And now we’re back working two shifts and overtime to keep up with demand,’ he adds.
Both Marco and Dave are now delightedto share the news of the recent expansion of the All4Labels Group’s international portfolio of family-owned label converting businesses, with the addition of leading Italian shrink sleeve label converter Rotomet and the roll-fed activities of the GPS Group.
The renamed GPS-Rotomet has become a fullyowned subsidiary of All4Labels, while the founders of these two businesses, Daniele Grotto and Andrea Cerisara, have become shareholders in All4Labels and part of the management team.
‘This development bodes very well for our activities in South Africa,’ Dave remarks. ‘It not only underlines the group’s growing internationality, but also allows us to tap into the world’s leading technology in the production of shrink sleeves. Thanks to these new members of the All4Labels Group and their world-class manufacturing facilities in Italy, we can benefit from their many years of experience in the shrink sleeve and roll-fed labelling markets for food, beverage, home and personal care products.’
He refers to recent investments in sleeve finishing equipment that are helping to boost the company’s market share.
While remaining thoroughly immersed in flexographic printing, it’s in the field of digital printing that the most dramatic developments are foreseen. Dave talks excitedly of driving digital transformation within the Cape Town subsidiary.