The investment follows the 2015 installation of a modern MIRAFLEX AM printing machine at the company’s Polish factory in Grodzisk Mazowiecki. The new versatile, high-quality, 10-color CI-flexo press, supplied by Bobst Bielefeld GmbH, will be operational in April 2017. Following the latest investment, Amerplast’s printing capacity will reach 580 million sq meters annually, enabling the company to meet growing customer demand in an efficient and flexible way.
“We are increasing printing capacity in line with customer demand and want to be an industry front runner in print quality, responsiveness to individual customer specifications as well as material efficiency. Together with last year’s machine investment in Poland, we have taken a big step in meeting all these goals”, says Borge Kvamme, CEO of Amerplast.
In addition to further increasing the Finnish factory’s competitiveness on the European market, the latest investment provides important customer benefits. “We consider the BOBST 20SIX CS 10-color flexographic printing machine with smartGPS setup technology to be an excellent addition for our product portfolio. It represents the latest technology, being engineered for outstanding print quality and operator-friendly runnability and efficiency”, says Reima Kerttula, COO of Amerplast. “Our customers will benefit from extended up-time due to the 24/7 remote service and we will be able to further reduce emissions, energy consumption and waste in our printing process."
Amerplast is one of Europe’s largest flexo printers and bag converters and a leader in innovative packaging solutions, manufacturing high-performance flexible packaging for fast moving consumer goods for both food and non-food categories. The company’s Tampere factory has been operating since 1964. The factory has over the years become one of the biggest flexo printing plants in Finland. With state-of-the-art machinery and continues development of production and the processes, Amerplast is able to offer its customers the latest packaging solutions that are in tune with consumer and market trends.