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Dear Valued Customers and Partners,

LONGFORD continues to operate during the current shutdown since we are part of the supply chain supporting essential business services manufacturing.

Our dedicated staff are working to ensure continuous support during normal business hours.  Please reach out to us if you require assistance.

In the meantime, please remember to follow proper hygienic protocols and practice social distancing

Since we are a key supplier to the pharmaceutical, pharmaceutical labeling, food packaging and other essential industries, we will continue to support our systems and continue to ship out current orders. Non-essential travel is restricted for the near term future, but we offer no charge phone, SKYPE and on-line remote technical assistance to keep your LONGFORD systems up and running.

Most parts are available to ship same day or within 24 hours as normal.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns at:

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Telephone: 1-888-298-2900 or 1-416-298-0224

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Polagra - Tech, Poland, September 30th, 2019

LONGFORD today exhibited a friction feeder on the stand of Fenix Systems at the Polagra - Tech packaging exhibition in Poznan, Poland.

The feeder demonstrated how to insert a variety of in pack items into VFFS applications. The exhibitions comes on the heels of several successful feeder installations in Poland by Longford Europe NV.

 

On the the left Julian Krupski of Fenix Systems
and Pieter den Boef of Longford Europe on the right.

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Mumbai, India. - May 1st, 2019

LONGFORD, today announced they have installed a high speed C350 feeder with an auto loader on a Bobst folder gluer for Budhraja Packaging PVT LTD. The custom feeder will allow Budhraja to accurately feed and affix Pharmaceutical and other medical leaflets onto pharmaceutical cartons at high speed with very tight tolerance.

Pictured below is the team that put the successful project together.

1. Mr. Nain, Longford Technician

2. Mr. Ashwin Budhraja, Director of Budhraja Packaging PVT LTD.

3. Mr. Anirudh Chandak, Sales & Service Engineer from Novel

Ralf Korz, Operations Director, Katz Group (Left)
Kurt Knaepen, Service Engineer, Longford International (Right)

Toronto, Canada - January 17th, 2019

LONGFORD has added cutting capacity and volume with the procurement of two CNC semi-automatic / automatic horizontal bandsaws with up to 26” cutting capacity.

These heavy duty horizontal bandsaws provide quick and efficient, single cutting of any material be it solid forgings, slabs, profiles, molds or bundled material.

These additional capital investments made by LONGFORD will enable faster turnaround for specific feeder machine parts used by clients in over 90 countries.

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On left Terry Ratchford of Paragon, Nottingham UK
and on the right Graham Collisson of Longford Europe.

Terry Ratchford Finishing & DM Manager said...

"We purchased this Longford Feeder to replace old and inadequate equipment.  The Longford Feeder gives us the speed and placement accuracy that we need for tipping onto our Bobst folder glued used in the mailing industry"

Paragon Print Ltd Nottingham, UK.

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Norwich UK, May 3rd, 2019

LONGFORD announces the installation of an automatic batch counter/ banding system for cosmetic and pharmaceutical cartons.

Paul Densley,
Operations Director, Castle Colour Ltd'

"We have increased production, reduced manpower and lowered costs with the Longford Feeding and Banding System’"

On the left Graham Collisson of Longford Europe and Paul Dempsey of Castle Colour, Norwich, UK.

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Labelexpo Brussels Belgium, September 25th, 2019

LONGFORD is pleased to announce the installation of an OS700 booklet feeder system to industry leader Pitkit of Israel.

Zeev Blajwajs - “After many years of discussions we finally decided to purchase the OS700X from LONGFORD. Longford are the experts and industry leaders in booklet insertion and we are very glad to finally have a OS700X

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Aliza Jenach, Manager Graphics & Pre Press Pitkit

Jacob Boberman, Sales & Service PBA Wiesner (Agent)

Zeev Blajwajs, Managing Director Pitkit

Graham Collisson, Area Sales Manager Longford

Weisenbach, Germany - October 25th, 2017

LONGFORD today announced the installation of a custom collator and packaging line for beer coasters situated at the Katz Group, in Weisenbach, Germany.

Said Mr Korz...
“Investing in the Longford system opens up new possibilities for Katz in the market

Katz is considered the world leader in custom beer and drink coasters used to promote brand awareness and client interaction, worldwide.

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Balev Corporation, Varna, Bulgaria - August 28th, 2017

LONGFORD recently installed a very custom packaging system at Balev Corporation in Bulgaria. The special line will package high quality, car air freshener products for Balev, which is a world leader in this special market niche.

The Balev project manager, Lyubomir Ivanov stated...

" Although the project was very technically challenging, Longford worked hard to achieve the demanding specifications put forth by Balev. In the end, all parties were happy and a very positive outcome was achieved."

Lyubomir Ivanov, Project Manager, Balev Corporation
Mr. Joris Ummels, Area Sales Manager, Longford Europe (Left)

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Labelexpo 2017, Brussels, Belgium - September 27th, 2017

LONGFORD today announced the sale and installation of a model OS700X feeder for the creation and finishing of Extended Content Labels (ECL) for the Pharmaceutical label market.

Christos Soulakos, Soulakos Graphic Arts S.A Greece (Right)
Steve Watkins, Sales Manager, Longford International (Left)

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Longford announces that it is a supplier to LumiraDx UK, for a custom feeding and counting systems to help make test kits for the global fight against
COVID- 19. LumiraDx is a specialized diagnostics company and have its main manufacturing and research and development facilities in  Stirling, Scotland.  


Having installed one custom Longford system in 2018, additional systems have now been ordered.  

Commented Graham Collisson of Longford...

"We are pleased yet humbled to play a very modest role in helping LumiraDx in their endeavour to beat this horrific illness. The kits they make will help tremendously in this cause."

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Alistair McDonald of Lumerix Scotland in front of
Longford B350 feeders and autoloaders

Friday, November 20, 2020, Longford Europe NV, Wellen, Belgium.

The winner of the 2020 coveted “ MacGyver Award “ is Terry Burns of Longford Europe NV. The Longford MacGyver Award is presented annually to the Longford Service engineer who best demonstrates the technical skill, tenacity, work ethic and innovative thinking needed to solve installation issues, in the field, often under difficult circumstances.

In 2020, Mr Terry Burns traveled extensively all over the EU, UK and Ireland for Longford, installing and repairing countless Longford feeding and automation systems. Mr. Burns did this, all while following strict safety and sanitation protocols needed in each jurisdiction.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020, Bristol, United Kingdom

Longford have recently been working in collaboration with Kliklok International Ltd (A Syntegon Company) in supplying a C350 leaflet feeder to integrate to a complete packaging line solution for a major baby powder food producer in Germany. Robert Kiely - Managing Director of Kliklok International Ltd. said “We were tasked to provide a complete line solution including conveyors, cascade loaders, MEC automatic carton machine, spoon feeder, case packer and leaflet feeder. The leaflet feeder was outside of our portfolio so we heavily rely on good quality manufactures to work with”. Alexis Rudrum – Project Manager said, “Working with Longford in delivering this line with the integrated leaflet feeder was effortless and we look forward to working with the Longford team in the future”  Left to right, Alexis Rudram, Project Manager Kliklok Int, Robert Kiely, MD Kliklok Int, Graham Collisson, Area Sales Manager Longford Europe.

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November 27, 2020
Temple Packaging of Nani Daman, India invests in a
Longford High Speed Tipping System

Longford in conjunction with Novel Automation, the Longford Agent for India, are pleased to announce the installation of a Tipping Feeder to Temple Packaging, India.  Mr. Pranav Joshi of Temple Packaging
‘We are delighted to have finally received and installed the Longford Tipping Feeder.  As a major supplier of cartons to the Indian market we are excited to now offer our customers the opportunity to have leaflets & booklets glued within the carton.
"The installation process was seamless and professional’. 

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Left : Mr. Rishi, Operations Manager, Temple Packaging

Centre : Mr. Jignesh Panchal, Plant Head. Temple Packaging

Right: Mr. Pankaj, Head of Maintenance, Temple Packaging  

In background of photo Longford C350 High Speed feeder with AL350 auto loader

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In March of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, many packaging manufacturers had to quickly gear up both capacity and capability. Below are three examples of LONGFORD’s unique ability to design and manufacture custom solutions for COVID-19 test kits and COVID-19 pharmaceutical packaging literature for test kits.

SCOTTISH BASED PHARMA / PRINTER/ COVID-19 TEST KIT PROVIDER

A large diagnostic company needed several custom feeders and autoloaders to feed, count and stack pharmaceutical diagnostic tests for COVID-19 test kits. Longford was able to design and built a total of ten different C350/AL350 feeders and autoloaders for the clients.

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COVID-19 TEST KIT PROVIDER FOR DESICCANTS IN USA AND U.K.

Many of the COVID-19 test kits and auxiliary components need to be transferred from manufacturing plants to retail pharmacies and/ or hospitals. Longford provided multiple desiccant absorption feeding machines named as the SF375 to feed desiccants from roll format into the infeed of horizontal flow packing machines.

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BENELUX BASED PHARMA INFORMATION LEAFLET SUPPLIER

Along with several test kit items, the COVID-19 test kits need to be in multiple languages for the European market along with diagrams and instructional pamphlets. For one large pharma leaflet and packaging company, Longford developed a complete turnkey PIGGYBACK / PIGGYBANDER packaging line. This line can collate, glue together and then band multiple language inserts and instructional leaflets for many different medicines including COVID-19 test kits.

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