Edale Gamma brings competitive advantage to Morvest Mithratech
Following the recent installation of a 510mm wide servo-driven Edale Sigma at Afripack Labels based in Pinetown, South Africa, Edale has confirmed the sale of a 430mm web width fully servo-driven Gamma flexo press to a second South African company. Morvest Mithratech invested over £1m for the high specification Edale Gamma to further expand production capacity.
“We are very excited about this strategic purchase as it not only brings the latest technology to the Mithratech production operations both for scratch cards as well as for general printing but also true value and a competitive advantage to our business,” explains Morvest Mithratech’s managing executive Faheem Varachia. “This investment forms part of the Group’s strategy and further cements Mithratech’s foothold as the market leader in Africa by allowing us to offer the best value, quality and most competitive pricing structures.”
The Edale Gamma flexo press incorporates the latest in UV flexo technology and makes extensive use of independent servo drives for accuracy and flexibility. It is capable of printing on a variety of substrates from 12 micron unsupported film up to 600 micron carton board – at speeds up to 200m/min.
Morvest Mithratech saw a rise in demand for its products and contacted Edale’s South African representative Ferrostaal; the deal was concluded after further meetings with Edale at drupa and visiting one of Edale’s Gamma customers in the UK.
“We have seen an increased interest in Edale products within South Africa and were delighted to achieve the Afripack sale but to then follow this up with the Gamma line was incredible and we look forward to seeing more installations throughout South Africa soon,” says Floors Coetzee, product manager of Ferrostaal.