Why not hit the reset button at your bindery?
Your facility can experience a fresh start—and increased productivity—when older
machines perform like new.
By Dan Denue, VP Operations, MMNA
For the past seven years or so, investment in capital equipment has been soft at best.
As binderies assess their opportunities in this evolving print landscape, many continue
to proceed cautiously. But that can’t mean that legacy machines run at less than peak
performance. Because even though a bindery’s investment plans may have changed,
the demands and expectations of its customers have not.
Consider this: in facilities nationwide, bindery equipment can be anywhere from 15
to 20 years old. To put that in perspective, many machines were installed before the
New Millennium—that’s before there was Google, or smart phones, or a robust Internet
(just 150 million surfed the web in 1999; today, there are almost 3 billion users). So, in
fact, some of today’s binderies are working with equipment that pre-dates many of its
What’s needed? Simply this: an opportunity to hit the reset button. To get everything
working in sync once again, by re-tuning your binders and stitchers, your processes
and your staff. But how can you hit the reset button without having to invest in all-new
Muller Martini’s MMSelect operational improvement program lets you do just that.
Specifically customized to fit each bindery’s particular needs and budget, MMSelect
features an all-encompassing menu of supportive services that can include:
• Inspection and assessment of your machine’s condition with a detailed report on what
areas need improvement.
• Repairs and upgrades that return your binder to optimal productivity levels.
• Workflow review to enhance and expedite plant productivity.
• Training to combat turnover and motivate your staff with factory training that
establishes state-of-the-art skill levels and renewed job commitment.
MMSelect lets you hit your bindery’s reset button, enabling you to re-think and re-align
your workflow, enhance and revitalize your operators’ skills, and create a positive,
productive working environment that comes when your machines perform at a very high
level. Group morale goes up. As does productivity. And, of course, proactively planning
an MMSelect program means that unnecessary downtime—and costly repairs—become a
Our experience shows that as little as a week or two of Muller Martini’s MMSelect can
have a huge impact on the typical bindery operation—with a very low investment. As a
matter of fact, our MMSelect customers have consistently increased net production by
30%. What’s more, many legacy machines that were running at 6,000 cph an hour are
now clocking 10,000.
So why not consider maximizing the productivity of your valued older investments by
learning more about the benefits of MMSelect? Let it serve as your factory’s reset button
and keep your machines, processes and operators performing at their peak, while
keeping your customers satisfied.