A B Graphic International received a major order for a total of 10 machines from the RAKO group at this year’s Labelexpo Europe exhibition.
The order consists of several Digicon Series 3 digital converting machines, RAKO’s second Digicon 3000 converting machine with a web width of 765 mm, as well as a Vectra turret rewinder and another SRI converting machine.
Roger Gehrke, responsible for the digital printing division at self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging manufacturer, RAKO, said the company had been very impressed with the Digicon Series 3 after extensive testing of its first Series 3 machines delivered in early 2015. The high degree of automation has led to a considerable reduction in make-ready times. It is said that productivity in digital printing finishing will grow significantly thanks to the additional investments.
“A B Graphic is a reliable partner who offers a worldwide service suitable for our foreign subsidiaries. As we expand the digital printing in our business steadily, we are putting increased emphasis on the high quality requirements of our customers regarding finishing.”
For RAKO, a company originating in Hamburg, Germany in 1969, its decision for the use of the fully automated Vectra turret rewinder, proven in the industry for many years, in conjunction with digital finishing presses, indicates increased order volumes for digital printing.
Tony Bell, sales director for A B Graphic International, added: “Higher value orders highlights a growing trend amongst our customers to spend more on our automation modules to reduce on costly make ready times.
“We are delighted with this order as it reflects the strong relationship we have developed with Rako over the years. This was also not the only order we received at Labelexpo for multiple machines.”