Continuous improvement brings benefits to customers

In common with many businesses, we find ourselves in rapidly changing market conditions. Always eager to rise to the challenge, the Piroto team has implemented improvements to deliver better service to our customers.

Here’s a taste of the projects that have taken place across the business:

Increased capacity & meeting customer demand

Investment in a new plain label press (PLP) this month has revolutionised Piroto’s plain label capacity. The highly efficient converting unit will cater for increased customer demand for plain labels, particularly among retail and logistics customers.

The new unit is both wider and faster than our existing PLP, giving flexibility and helping maintain fast turnaround times for our customers.

Increased raw material stocks & finished goods stockholding

Like many of our customers, we’ve seen stocks increase by nearly 50% since the start of the pandemic in 2020. This has been driven by a number of economic factors and, at its root, our promise to ensure our customers never run out of vital labels and tags.

We are fortunate to be housed in  30,000 square feet of factory, office and warehouse space. We continue to look for ways to expand our raw material stock as well as our finished goods stockholding for customers. Driven by 5S principles (Sort, Set-in-order, Shine, Standardise & Sustain) and Kaizen methods of continuous improvement, the Piroto team has, once again, proved that a series of small enhancements go a long way.

Through a recent programme of rationalisation, the warehouse team has created an extra 40 pallet bays. This was achieved by recycling for scrap metal old label cutters and print cylinders, recycling obsolete cartons and label roll cores, and maximising pallet bay utilisation. Our warehouse is now fully focused on maximum storage of raw materials, like label backing paper and label substrates, as well as offering customer stockholding facilities for finished rolls of labels and tags.

Contact us if you’d like to discuss how a stockholding arrangement could give you peace of mind.

Continuous improvement

It’s not just the warehouse where improvements have been made. Our team used the same principles to clear and archive 50% of files saved on our server over the past year. This  makes working files and folders quicker and easier to access thus improving efficiency across every area of the business.