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Smurfit Kappa Group to Install yet Another new Barberán Digital Press

Monday, October 07, 2019

Press release from the issuing company

Smurfit Kappa adds a Jetmaster 1890 to its facilities in Atlacomulco

Castelldefels – The Smurfit Kappa Group, one of the world's largest manufacturers of paper packaging, with operations in Europe and America, announces the purchase of yet another Barberán digital single-pass press. This new production line, a Jetmaster 1890 with 6 colors and a maximum width of 1890 mm print width and 80 m/min running speed will be installed in their Mexican plant in Atlacomulco and will be fully operational in Q1 2020.

Smurfit Kappa was one of the first global companies to take the step into industrial single-pass digital printing back in 2014. This new investment shows clearly their success and commitment with the industrial digital printing technology.

The new single-pass high performance printer has the capacity to print up to 12 million m2 annually, significantly reducing the lead time to get products to market and is a response to the growing need for high-volume digital printing.

Speaking about the new printer, Juan Guillermo Castaneda, CEO of Smurfit Kappa, at the Americas, said: “As the leading supplier of paper-based packaging in the Americas, we are pleased to continue bringing the latest industry innovations to Mexico.”

“Mexico is a market with strong growth potential which is key to our operations in the region. We continue to invest in this country to offer our customers market-leading, sustainable packaging solutions.”

Jorge Alberto Angel, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Mexico, added: “Investment in this revolutionary new six-color printer is line with our objective to respond quickly to customers’ needs particularly in the FMCG market. This high-specification printer will offer enhanced branding opportunities and a best-in-class service for our customers.”

Barberán’s sales manager Dennis van Ijzerloo adds: “We’re thrilled that Smurfit Kappa has decided for another Barberán Jetmaster, which is a clear sign of that we’re doing something right. Company Barberán is of course very excited that this will be the first single pass digital printer of the corrugated industry in Mexico and we’re looking forward to work together with the team at the Atlacomulco plant”.

 

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