Labelnet Ltd are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of Labels, Tickets, Tags and Cardboard Packaging and works out of their office and factory unit in Ongar, Essex.
Labelnet was founded in the Summer of 1999 and was set up by the current owner and managing director, Neil Southgate. Neil has a strong industry background having spent his early years working in his fathers label business after leaving school – he then took a break when this business was successfully sold in the early 90’s, and spent some years selling business equipment.
His true passion and core knowledge was in labelling and it was then that Neil decided to set up Labelnet Ltd. Back then, Labelnet had just two employees, no customers and a second hand flexographic press in a small section of the factory unit in Ongar. Today it owns the two storey office and double factory unit and has a steady growing team of some 25 staff.
The business if going from strength to strength and is enjoying a time of great expansion. This year, Labelnet have installed some brand new state of the art production machinery. The FL-3 press is cutting edge technologically and ultra efficient – it has expanded the product offering and hugely improved internal processes. Production lead times and machinery downtime has improved, ensuring that Labelnet offer the very best possible service and product to their customers. The FL-3 has a job recall feature and unique job set up which has increased productivity without compromising on the quality of the end product.
The 100% web inspection system automatically checks that every single label produced is the highest possible quality. It truly is a great piece of machinery and Labelnet are now able to produce one of the most comprehensive product ranges in the UK.
Central to the success of Labelnet, Neil and his team ensure that the customer experience is first class and they continually work to ensure that their customer service levels are maintained. Having new and efficient machinery also means that the their selling price points are highly competitive in the market.
Still to this day after more than 15 years, Neil maintains a daily input and oversees the running of the company. Neil has worked hard to build a great business and has a superb team of loyal and experienced staff.
Labelnet has come a long way and has a tremendous wealth of knowledge – there really isn’t much that they don’t know about labels…