SCEA goes for growth with investment in BOBST gravure technology

SCEA has been rapidly expanding recording annual double-digit growth from the year 2000. In 2008, SCEA relocated to a larger production facility in Zevio, near Verona, in order to accommodate the increasing number of production lines required to match its expanding requirements in gravure and flexo printing, lamination, slitting-rewinding and thermoforming.

SCEA’s production primarily serves the food packaging, label and disposable plates and trays market sectors, supplying very large customer bases, in both domestic and export markets averaging 3,000 tons of goods per year.

To upgrade the performance of the gravure department and gain the cost savings and productivity benefits of the latest technology and equipment, SCEA, after consideration of the gravure printing options, installed a 10-colour BOBST RS 4003 MP gravure printing line. Configured for shaftless cylinders, the press accommodates a web width up to 1,350mm and to ensure versatility, it delivers rapid changeover ability and can process a wide range of packaging films at high production speed.

Six months into production, BOBST gravure technology is proving a suitable fit to SCEA’s requirements for print quality, production efficiency and flexibility.

“We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver outstanding performance, high quality production and trusted customer service to our clients,” said Mauro Pattaro, owner of SCEA. “We have the capacity to provide a very wide range of capabilities across a broad spectrum of materials and application demands in gravure printing. We are satisfied that the RS 4003 MP perfectly fits our customers’ requirements in terms of responsiveness, short lead times, flexibility and full dedication to quality. The machine’s register performance is excellent in providing consistency throughout long run production, as well as fast register correction at speed variations, keeping waste to minimal levels. We also appreciate the high production flexibility that derives from the fast job changeover times required for short runs.”

Both SCEA and BOBST look forward to a long lasting cooperation. “With every investment in new equipment we must make sure that it will be able to support our profitability and production goals, as we are always looking ahead to new possibilities to provide innovative and eco-friendly packaging solutions for our clients. This is a new collaboration and we are confident that the high performance delivered by our new BOBST machine and the BOBST service team will pave the way to further grow our ability to achieve our objectives,” concluded Pattaro.