Xact to Relocate to Larger Premises

Xact will be relocating its Liverpool headquarters at the end of August 2016. The new premises will be exactly 0.5 miles from our current location in Vauxhall Road, Liverpool.

The new premises will mean improved client service, new amenities for employees and room for growth. We will have an expansive demo suite with live demonstrations, real production lines, workshops and meeting rooms with video conferencing facilities. Staff amenities include a gym, showers and relaxation area.

Xact will occupy the entire 33,000 sq ft. office building located next to the River Mersey and close to the new multi million pound cruise ship terminal. “The new office space will provide greater efficiency in how we serve clients. As we started to outgrow our current office, which was suitable for our needs in the 70’s and 80’s, our departments became dispersed throughout different floors of the building. We expect our new space to improve internal and external communication and our new state of the art demo suites to offer our clients and prospective clients a great opportunity to see our kit in action,” said Director Barry Baldock.

“We wanted to limit the impact that relocation could have on our employees and our clients and we were fortunate to find such a nice space within Liverpool City Centre and so close to our current office. The move to new premises is an exciting development for us, our new location and enhanced operation will support our continued growth and expansion plans, allowing us to provide exceptional service and value along the way. ” said Managing Director, David Hughes.

Xact’s two warehouses in Liverpool and Cambridge remain unaffected by the HQ move. The final phase of the move is due to be completed at the end of August 2016. Our new address will be 20-24 Gibraltar Row, King Edward Industrial Estate, Liverpool, L3 7HT. All emails and phone numbers remain the same.

Premium Spirits Producer Eliminates Costly Government Fines with Matthews’ MPERIA™

A worldwide manufacturer of premium spirits paid costly control agency fines due to incorrectly printed state/government codes on its shipping cartons. These codes were manually programmed on production lines and errors were common. The manufacturer wanted to eliminate these errors and fines by housing all current state codes in a central database and having a marking system that automatically pulled and printed only the most up-to- date and correct information.

Solution
After the manufacturer had eliminated other marking systems for being too expensive or incompatible with its SAP database, Matthews Marking Systems proposed its universal print controller, MPERIA™. Matthews’ solution was to have MPERIA™ act as a “print server” for the company’s SAP database and its existing production line printheads. In total, 4 MPERIA™ controllers were required (1 controller for every 2 production lines) and Matthews wrote a custom plug-in that managed the customer’s internal database and existing printheads.

Results
By utilising MPERIA™, the premium spirits manufacturer can accurately code each shipping carton and therefore eliminate coding errors and costly liquor control agency fines. The company also reduces downtime associated with message changeover, as MPERIA™ automatically pulls updated information from SAP. As a result of this successful partnership with Matthews, the company is looking to expand this solution to 3 additional plants and replace its current printheads with Matthews’ VIAjet™ T-Series.

For further information about MPERIA™ and our range of printing technologies, please click here or call Xact on 0151 479 3020 or email info@xactpack.co.uk