TAMPERE, Finland, Aug. 16, 2016 (Press Release) -In pursuit of its goal of becoming a leading pan-European packaging company, Amerplast continues with its investment program by purchasing a state of the art BOBST 20SIX CS flexographic printing machine. The machine will be installed at the company's factory in Tampere, Finland. 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 printing machine, supplied by Bobst Bielefeld GmbH, will be operational in April 2017. Following the latest investment Amerplast's printing capacity will reach 580 million metres 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 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 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”, Kerttula continues.
“The Bobst 20SIX range machines are designed to deliver the excellent print quality that BOBST presses are known for, while also providing important productivity improvements. We are proud of Amerplast's choice of new printing machine, supporting their growth and commitment to the highest quality", says Bill Duckham, Sales & Marketing Director of Bobst Bielefeld GmbH.
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 a 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.
Amerplast, founded in 1952, 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 plays a key role in consumer goods categories such as retail bags, bakery, fresh and frozen food, consumer tissue and personal care, providing optimal logistics and packaging solutions that efficiently support customer business. With manufacturing plants in Finland and Poland and sales offices in Sweden and Russia, Amerplast employs around 400 people and sells to customers in more than twenty five countries. Amerplast plants producing food and hygiene packaging are BRC certified (British Retail Consortium) and the company is an officially certified HD quality printing house.
Bobst is one of the world’s leading suppliers of equipment and services to packaging and label manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible materials industries.