Outlook Group CEO, John Cappy, participated on a panel discussion at Labelexpo Americas this month. Alongside fellow industry leaders, Cappy voiced his opinion on topics such as market consolidation, technology trends and investment, and cultivating the labels and packaging manufacturing workforce.
The labels sector has been reviewed tenaciously by private equity over the last three years. In North America specifically, the market has experienced significant consolidation of medium to small, family-managed operations over the course of 2016.
While Outlook Group sits as one of the largest label manufacturing companies in the region, its leadership team is constantly working to nurture individuals to seek improvement. Said Cappy, ‘Culture and employee engagement is important to our success and growth. Our dedicated management team is always working on continuous improvement and driving best practices.’
Outlook Group regularly invests in the latest technologies to bring greater efficiency and automation to the business. Fully servo-driven flexographic presses and full-color digital printing equipment are some of the latest expenditures.
When asked about how Outlook Group separates itself from the competition, Cappy continued, ‘Service is a big differentiator for us. Our ability to bring print components together while reducing complexity for our customer’s operations makes their processes seamless, and our support as a supplier more valuable.’