The press, accommodating water-based ink, UV OPV coating media and in-line finishing capabilities, will be installed at the WestRock facility in Eutaw, AL, by the end of 2016.
“This is an exciting sale, not least because it validates TRESU’s vision of flexo packaging production with inline finishing,” says Scott Hibbs, president, TRESU Americas. “The flexibility that the Flexo Innovator offers will strengthen WestRock’s ability to respond to big brand requirements for quality, speed and cost-effective production. The press will also provide the ability to print and finish a broad range of food packaging products in response to market trends.”
The Flexo Innovator’s in-line configuration can print and finish paper, paperboard, laminates, metallic substrates and unsupported films. The press has features for leaner and faster production, accurate web tension control and precise registration. Customers may choose from a host of finishing processes including cold foil, laminating, diecutting, embossing, rotogravure, rotary cutting and sheeting to deliver unparalleled flexibility.
“We are excited about this investment, and the work TRESU has done to help support our broad platform of customer-focused solutions,” says Chuck Obermeyer, senior vp-operations, WestRock. “The acquisition of this equipment will enable WestRock to further differentiate our offerings helping our customers win in the marketplace.”
WestRock aspires to be the premier partner and unrivaled provider of paper and packaging solutions in consumer and corrugated markets. WestRock's 41,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 250 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe and Asia. www.westrock.com
About TRESU Group
TRESU Group is a highly specialized company offering flexible, customized solutions of flexo printing machines and ancillary products for flexo, digital and offset printing to the graphic industry. TRESU Group has over 30 years of experience and expertise in the development and production of engineered solutions for this industry and supplies directly to end-customers, OEMs and partners. With more than 98% of the production being exported, TRESU Group is a strong player on the global market. TRESU Group has production facilities in Denmark, Lithuania and the US, sales companies in Germany, Italy, Japan and China, and an international agency network providing round-the-clock, local support and know-how.