The initial investment in two state-of-the-art printing presses will primarily serve the healthcare markets in the UK, Switzerland and Germany. A UV-flexo press will be installed at Amcor Flexibles Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, and a digital press at Amcor Flexibles Cramlington, UK, both of which are expected to be in operation this year, building on a prior investment in a new digital press in Alzira, Spain.
Luca Zerbini, vp-Marketing, R&D and Sustainability, in Amcor's Flexibles division in Europe, said the investments will do more than simply expand capacity. "We are determined to remain the top provider of printing services to the fast-changing healthcare market. Broadening our technology and high-value services will make us even better able to partner with our customers in areas most important to them: flexibility, speed and total cost."
The presses complement and enhance the technical and customer service expertise at the two sites. The move to digital printing is a critical enabler to meet the increasing speed of market change as well as the growing requirements towards personalized medicines.
"We are also using this opportunity to rethink the traditional supply model to deliver unmatched flexibility and total cost advantages for our customers" adds Paul Vega, vp-Pharma and Medical EMEA Business Unit.
These new investments underline Amcor's long term commitment to develop their European pharmaceutical printing capabilities and to continue anticipating and responding to customer needs. Further investments are planned in the future.