Print4All in Milan was a success for Koenig & Bauer. The so-called ‚Active Corner‘ at the trade fair showcased existing service offerings which have been successfully implemented in web offset presses. These products have now been adopted in Flexotecnica’s product portfolio and will be offered by the Koenig & Bauer subsidiary.
It was also shown, for example, how press faults can be corrected faster with the help of augmented reality data glasses. With the data glasses, Koenig & Bauer remote maintenance specialists can see in real time what the customers’ service technician can see on site and possible faults can be remedied. What is more, a raft of new integrated solutions aimed at minimising makeready and waste were presented as well as further optimisations to improve quality and reduce energy consumption. ‚The feedback we got was entirely positive. The services, quality and new developments regarding our presses were well received by our customers,‘ said Stefano Squarcina, sales and marketing director at Flexotecnica.
The Diamond Awards were awarded during Print4All for the second time after 2016 by FTA Europe. The big winner of the evening was Wipak Iberica. The company scooped awards in the categories ‚FLEXO PRINT ON FILM – WIDE WEB‘ and ‚BEST IN SHOW‘ for the best print work out of all participating companies. The print samples entered were printed on a Evo XD from KBA-Flexotecnica. Stefano Squarcina commented, ‚We are thrilled that Wipak Iberica won two awards for prin work produced on our machines.‘ FTA Europe was founded in 2015. It represents the common interests of the European flexo industry and also provides a common platform for European flexo associations to promote knowledge exchange, collaboration and alignment.
The Wipak Group develops and manufactures highly innovative premium-quality packaging solutions for food products and medical instruments and devices. Wipak is part of the packaging division of the Finnish Wihuri Group, which employs more than 5000 highly qualified professionals all over the world. The comprehensive services and technical support in the fields of product development, packaging design and film printing offered by the company form the pillars of its company strategy.