OMS S.p.A., a leading Italian manufacturer of pallet strapping, wrapping and hooding equipment has launched a new, high-speed stretch hooding machine, the IS45. While one hood is being applied, the next one is being produced and opened. This innovative and patented method of opening the hood and transferring it to the stretch group means that the machine is capable of hooding up to 250 pallets/hr. Gordian Strapping, one of the UK’s leading end-of-line specialists in pack and pallet securement, has represented OMS in the UK since 1984, and has successfully installed over 300 pallet strapping, wrapping and hooding systems in the UK over that time. All equipment is installed and maintained by a nationwide team of 13 engineers providing local after sales service and support. Daren Spice, Sales & Marketing Director at Gordian commented, “This new stretch hooder is an exciting addition to the OMS range, and is particularly suited to the white goods industry. The IS45 will sit alongside the IS43 which has established itself as one of the most reliable selling stretch hooders in multiple industries around the world”.