Uteco North America, sister company of Uteco Group leader in the production of printing equipment for the flexible packaging industry, has reported record sales for the North American market in 2019, demonstrating double-digit growth over 2018
Thanks to successful launch of new products such as the Sapphire Evo, coating and laminating lines and the new generation of flexo & roto, Uteco NA was able to achieve record sales and beating its own expectations.
“Uteco takes pride in focusing on market demands and providing customers with world class equipment manufactured with the highest standards of quality to provide tailor made solutions to its customers”, said Mario Mucciacciaro, Executive Vice President of Sales for North America.
Continuing with this wave of great success is the first non-European installation in Tokyo at the Japanese client, Kinyosha Printing Co.Ltd. the United States is also ready to receive shortly three of the latest generation digital machines which use the latest generation KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology and its environmentally friendly water-based pigment inks as successful elements for the future growth not only for Uteco but for the printing & converting industry as well.
First Uteco digital machine arrived in Japan… other one in USA cooming soon
“It is exciting – declares Mr Izumi Makino – President of DP2 International (Digital Package Print International responsible for packaging digital marketing activities as one of the group of Companies under Kinyosha) – “to be the first operating installation site in the world for this ground breaking capability in the packaging market.
The flexibility to digitally print on flexible substrates and papers with environmentally friendly inks will enable us to offer our brand customers new creative solutions”.
An important sale which needs to be highlighted is the Next 450 gravure press to a well-known American printing and converting group which represents the top of the gravure product range.
Behind the growth of Uteco, the Lean, 6-Sigma application and Industry 4.0 philosophy
“Uteco NA plans to continue this success in 2020 with new product launches and world-class service and support”, add Marco Verini – Unam Service Director.
The company also credits its record year to results stemming from its Modern Quality Organization, which incorporates Lean, 6-Sigma, and its production management systems that are operated according to the most modern Industry 4.0 criteria.
The company, which has experienced constant expansion, is now composed of four plants, one of which includes its R&D and Technological Excellence Center the ConverDrome®.
The latest expansion Plant #4 – is focused on the new coating &laminating product range production: one of those lines, the Rainbow 4.0 total green solution which was presented in last K Show, will be demonstrated together with the Crystal 2.0 flexo press during the Open House in Altanta February 27th 2020.
Open House in Atlanta (Georgia): a tasty Pre-Drupa appetizer
“This Open House”- concludes Aldo Peretti President and Uteco Group Ceo and Unam President – “will be a prelude of what will be presented at Drupa in Hall 10 Stand B20: the world premiere of the latest digital platform for formats up to 50’’, a new solution for lamination developed in partnership with Sunchemical so innovative that it will exceed expectations with the “time and space” saving solutions , the top flexographic printing model with the latest 4.0 updates and a roto unit part of the last machine developed specailly for WB inks.
But since I don’t want to anticipate too much, I take this opportunity to officially invite everyone to visit us int Drupa and at our Venues for live Demos.