The growing world of Mark Andy Print Products!
MAPP, or Mark Andy Print Products to give it its full title, is the fastest growing sector of the American narrow web press manufacturer’s portfolio. We look behind the scenes with Dave Telken in the US, and Andy Clarke in the UK.
Created in 2013 as a strategic part of Mark Andy’s plan to offer a single-source supply of printing and converting technology and all associated consumables, business for MAPP has really taken off! With market-leading brand names onboard, including Dupont, tesa, Esko, and Konica Minolta, MAPP also offers spare parts and small converting machines amongst its range of doctor blades, tapes, alcohol, chiller fluid, flexo chemistry and offset supplies.
The principal aim is to make sourcing supplies as simple and pain-free as possible for all customers, but it required a major investment from Mark Andy to secure the means to deliver on the promise. Dave Telken explained: “The US facility is based in Earth City, MO, close to Mark Andy’s HQ, has 66,000 sq.ft. of space and houses over 33,000 press room items that are usually delivered within 24 hours of ordering, and in some cases, the same day. We now ship more than 5,000 packages each month, which keeps our staff of 15 extremely busy, so you can see it’s no small operation.”
Staff at the MAPP facility in the US ship more than 5,000 packages per month from a stock of over 33,000 items.
The UK Facility in Macclesfield is the company’s European distribution location where Mark Andy stocks printing machine replacement parts and an ever-growing range of printing consumables for Flexo, Digital, and Offset machines all in the same location, making it easier for customers to combine orders from one trusted supplier for problems they face every day in the workplace.
Speaking for Mark Andy UK, Andy Clarke added: “Our purpose-built slitting facility and our large stock of tesa tapes allows us to respond quickly to any requests. We can provide tesa plate mounting tapes at any width required, which combined with our express shipping, makes next day delivery a reality. Feedback from our customers is very positive – what they appreciate most is the simplicity of ordering and reliable delivery from a single source supplier – if we can make their life easier, we’re well on the way to becoming the perfect partner.”