Constantia Flexibles invests in new printing technology in Germany
Vienna, February 16, 2017 - Constantia Flexibles Group has invested nearly three million euro in printing technology at its manufacturing site in Wangen im Allgäu, Germany.
An extra rotogravure-unit has been added to an existing UV Flexo printing press dedicated for medium-sized batches serving the dairy industry. It will now be possible to print the bar spacers of dairy lids inline instead of outline in a second working step, as was done in the past.
In addition, a UV-Flexo machine has been added to cater for small batches. This investment will mean the closure of old machines and as a result, the complete elimination of solvent use. Nusser will therefore contribute greatly to improving its own environmental performance through reducing CO2 and fugitive emissions.
The Wangen im Allgäu site is the home to Constantia Nusser GmbH – a leading supplier of high-quality aluminum-based lids for the local dairy industry for more than 90 years. Nusser has about 120 employees and some 70 percent of its sales is generated with customers in southern Germany. The site is ISO 9001:2000, 50001, BRC and FDAHygiene certified. Capacity will be gradually ramped up in the coming six months.
“These investments in modern technology help secure the future of our Nusser production plant and underline our clear commitment to provide the best product and highest quality to our customers,” said Stefan Grote, Executive Vice President of the Food Europe division.
Constantia Flexibles is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of flexible packaging products and labels. The Group supplies its products to numerous multinational corporations and local market leaders in the food, pet food, pharmaceuticals and beverage industries. In total, Constantia Flexibles has over 3,000 customers and more than 10,000 employees worldwide. The company produces at 55 sites in 24 countries.