When the HPM Group began softcover production two years ago, it started with a second-hand Panda perfect binder from Muller Martini. “However, since then we have observed strong growth in perfect binding, which requires us to have a high-performance machine,” says Managing Director Richard Mortimer. “Our customers also expect a high level of quality.”
Managing Director Richard Mortimer (left) and Director Richard Lister (second from left) of the HPM Group together with Bruno Müller (second from right), CEO of Muller Martini, and David McGinlay, Sales Manager of Muller Martini England, in front of the Pantera perfect binder at Muller Martini's booth at the drupa in Düsseldorf.
That is why the HPM Group decided on a new Pantera with a 12-station gathering machine and a Merit S three-knife trimmer from Muller Martini to replace its Panda machine. “We are convinced that perfect binding has great potential,” emphasizes Director Richard Lister. The purchase agreement for the perfect binder, which is set to be put into operation in just a few weeks, was signed at the drupa.
The Pantera perfect binder is just the right solution for the HPM Group. The over 100-year-old family company, which has also had a Presto saddle stitcher from Muller Martini in operation for five years now, often produces magazines, (football) programs and brochures with print runs of just 500 copies (up to a maximum of 50,000). “With all these short runs, we naturally need to be able to change jobs quickly,” emphasizes Mortimer.