MPS celebrates 50th press installation in Russia

MILK Packaging added a third and fourth MPS EFA flexo press to their food packaging production facility, marking the milestone of the 50th MPS flexo press in Russia.

The installation was led by Ogard, the MPS representative in the Russian Federation since 2003. Dmitry Emelin, CEO of Ogard. ‘We are justly proud to have reached this milestone with MPS, as proof of the reliability, quality, and competitive advantages of the MPS brand that contributes to the success of many leading Russian label and flexible packaging printers.’

Installed were a 3-color EFA 430 and an 8-color EFA 340, joining two other MPS flexo presses already in use at this thriving food packaging production facility.

Intelligent presses for aluminum lids and blister production

The MILK Packing Factory, located in the Leninskiy District, Tula Region, Russia produces, sells, and ships foil packaging products worldwide for over 450 customers and ships to over 20 countries. Their purchase of two additional new intelligent MPS presses is a firm endorsement of the reliability of these machines.

The 3-color EFA 430 will be used for printing on aluminum blister foil at the company’s new plant, and the 8-color EFA 340 will be used to expand production of various aluminum and plastic die cut sealing lids as well as other food packaging.

Both machines include proprietary APC (Automated Print Control) systems which automatically sets and controls printing parameters. These intelligent machines also feature MPS E-Sleeve precision technology, slide-out ink drawers, high-power UV-dryers for high-speed printing, corona treaters, dual sided web cleaners and special rollers to correct irregularities in the edges of the foil.

The most suitable printing equipment

‘The decision to upgrade our production with two new presses was made for several reasons,’ said Sergey Kochetov, Commercial Director of MILK Packing Factory.

‘We purchased the 3-color EFA 430 press for a new blister foil plant that we are opening this year. The second 8-color EFA 340 machine addresses the high-volume print queue due to the increase of foil orders for the food industry. The installation of both presses went quite quick and easy, thanks to the well-coordinated efforts of the Ogard service team.

‘We have been producing packaging for over 20 years. During that period, we have evaluated dozens of printing presses made by both, local and foreign manufacturers. Our experts over the years have determined the most suitable printing equipment based on their experience are the presses from MPS. They have proven to be of the highest quality. They are dependable, and most importantly, highly productive presses. At the moment, almost all of our printing equipment is manufactured by MPS.’

The milestone of installing the 50th press in Russia continues the growth of MPS around the world, who began their 25th anniversary celebrations in November this year.