Oosterhout – Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) has reeled in yet another key order in the wake of the recent Drupa 2016. ACM SpA, the Italian-based printing company, has decided to invest in the IDS-3D system for colour control and the mRC-3D system for colour register and cut-off control. Initial contact between the two parties was established at Drupa, the leading German trade fair for the printing industry. In the words of ACM SpA: “Looking to the future, this represents a fantastic investment and forms a solid basis for a strong strategic partnership”.
The company, located in Torre del Greco at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, wanted a new automation system for its recently acquired KBA Compacta 618 press. “Prior to Drupa contact had been pretty much non-existent, but we were introduced to each other via KBA at Drupa”, explains Jaco Bleijenberg, QIPC's Director of International Sales & Marketing. “At first, ACM SpA were interested only in closed-loop colour control, but we managed to convince them of the benefits of a complete new package with register and cut-off control.”
Serving diverse markets
Giuseppe Gentile, General Manager at ACM SpA, explains why his company was so enamoured by the system. “We needed the QIPC system because - working with our newly acquired press - it would help us to access new markets. The QIPC systems mean we are in a much better position to provide our clients with a finished product that is even better in terms of quality.”
This Italian family-run business is also keen to develop a partnership with one of the leading companies in the field of automation for the print industry. “I think we're an excellent match”, reports Giuseppe Gentile. “QIPC is known for its systems worldwide and many large printing companies opt to use their products. In general, our experience with Dutch suppliers is that they are both meticulous and helpful in their business dealings.”
These are all aspects which led up to ACM SpA plumping for QIPC. “We thought long and hard,” Giuseppe Gentile goes on to say. “Ultimately, we saw QIPC as a young and dynamic company with a forward-looking mentality just like our own. Looking to the future, we're convinced this is a fantastic investment and forms a solid basis for a strong strategic partnership”.
In total, five mRC-3D cameras for colour register and cut-off control and two IDS-3D cameras for colour control will be installed. Giuseppe Gentile is in no doubt about the potential of the two systems. “We're satisfied these systems will operate to the very highest standards when it comes to colour and register control. Not only does that help us and our staff, but also gives us the confidence which we need when taking on difficult assignments.”