The aggregation of marginal gains… is a concept that was popularized by Dave Brailsford, the former performance director of British Cycling. British cyclists won 178 world championships and 66 Olympic or Paralympic gold medals and captured 5 Tour de France victories during the ten-year span from 2007 to 2017.

This is widely regarded as the most successful run in cycling history.
I don’t like cycling, probably because I drive a car in Cape Town, but I do I love F1, and no I’m not a Red Bull supporter, Lewis was robbed. My wife and I both agree on this. She is a newbie F1 fan, so I must thank Netflix for Drive to Survive, as this was a winner for ensuring F1 gets front and centre at our house on a race weekend.

They say “Happy wife, Happy life”, so I convinced her to watch an episode and she ended up binge watching the lot. Job done. Now she is happy on race weekends – it worked out well.

No industry on this planet understands marginal gains better than F1. 
In F1 racing, marginal gains refer to the small improvements made in many areas of the car and team that can add up to significant overall performance improvements. For example, reducing the weight of the car by a few grams or improving the aerodynamics of the car by a small amount can lead to significant improvements in lap times. Lap times are measured using highly advanced transponders. The transponders transmit radio waves to timing loops that are placed all around the circuit. As soon as the car passes over the timing loop their lap time is recorded to the accuracy of 1 ten thousandth of a second.
In terms of significance, often all that separates two cars in qualifying is measured in the hundredths or thousandths of a second. Only 0.9 seconds separates the top 10 positions on a circuit that is 7Km long and has 19 corners (Spa) and 0.7 seconds for a circuit 3.337Km long with 19 corners (Monaco)
The most remarkable thing about this is that all these cars, except for a few common components, are completely bespoke and yet still only 0.7 seconds separates the top 10 grid positions in qualifying at Monaco. 
Printing Presses are not bespoke in design but marginal gains are possible by adding inline fountain solution recycling to maintain water quality which is the lifeblood of the press, the fount is critical and we are very strong in fount.

The Advantage range of printing blankets supported by Finito Underblanket Technology is the best upgrade you can give your press in terms of mechanical stability, better dot geometry, colour density and economy. 

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For your RFID, Smart Card, e-Government NID, Passport, production equipment needs.

For all your Sheet-fed packaging and commercial Cold Foil & Cast & Cure needs.

For Laser Die-Cutting and Finishing lines for labels and cartons
If you would like to know more about capitalising on marginal gains in your business, click here to send us a message or give us a call. We are absolutely confident that our products will add this much sought after competitive edge in the future.
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