iTek Packz opts for second Edale Flexo Press
Based in Bangalore India, iTek Packz has chosen Edale as their preferred machinery partner.
iTek Packz was established by the second generation of Wintek flexo prints after the acquisition of ITW SIGNODE in 2012. Wintek was originally founded by Mr. KM Shahul Hameed, Mr. PC Anand & Mr. Gururaj Ballarwad in 1995 and they were market leaders in self-adhesive labels. Following on from the acquisition in 1995, Wintek was acquired by ITW Signode and in 2013 ITW Signode decided to sell the Folding Carton side of the Business to the newly formed entity in the name of iTek Packz.
iTek are an existing customer of Edale and are a leading convertor of printed cartons and already have an Edale FL5 with an inline Flat-bed die cutter which has won numerous FTA & AFTA Awards for Excellence in Flexography and Innovation.
Their latest investment is a new 9 colour Edale FL3, 430mm wide suitable for the production of high quality labels. The FL3 boasts an array of options including Edale’s latest innovation the EZ Die, which is a quick change full rotary die cutting system that allows the user to change a tool in less than 60 seconds. Features of the EZ Die also include pre-registration of the die to print register mark in the web direction, a motorised cross register with pre-setting based on a job sheet and also automatic waste pick up of the matrix without operator input following a die change.
The FL3 was sold through Edale’s partners Printer Supply who have successfully represented Edale for 10 Years.
Amitabh Luthra, Managing Director of Printer Supplies comments – “The best part of working with an experienced printing company such as iTek Packz is that they have full knowledge of what they need and shall not settle for anything second best. The FL3 gives them everything they need and its modular construction allows for upgrades in the future. Edale continues to be the right partner for iTek with the best in solutions for the narrow web flexo printing and converting industry.”
The Edale FL3 is a high productivity, cost efficient quality label and flexible packaging printing system. Our design priority has been to create an affordable system that is exceptionally quick to set up, generating absolutely minimum waste. Features such as pre-registration and Edale’s ‘UNIPRINT’ print head geometry means that the highest quality print is achieved and jobs can be set up in one web length of material.
iTek Packz team comments, “Edale’s technology and automation is the highest in the industry and since we have already had proven results from the FL5 by winning various FTA & AFTA Awards, the FL3 was the obvious choice. The FL3 also allows us to diversify into new growth markets ensuring the machine is completely futureproof. Working with Edale and Printer Supplies has been a pleasure.”
Notes to Editors
Edale is a leading supplier of high technology, narrow mid-web flexographic and digital printing presses and converting equipment.
With over 50 years’ experience in the printing and packaging industry, Edale applies its award winning renowned British design and engineering expertise to provide equipment that helps customers to deliver quality products day-in, day-out, enhancing image, reputation and profitability.
Edale provides a range of standard equipment and bespoke solutions to customers around the world. Edale’s expertise in web transport for single pass inkjet has facilitated technology customers to commercialise their innovations with the essential features and necessary standards demanded by the packaging industry. Together with leading partners and an enviable distribution and service network, Edale continually assesses market and customer needs to ensure machines are fully upgradeable to stay ahead of the changing demands.
For further information, contact:
Louise Bailey, Edale Ltd T: +44 (0) 1489 569 262 E: firstname.lastname@example.org