Huhtamaki gets Omet iFlex at new Indian plant

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Photo: Amar Chhajed with his team beside OMET iFlex installed in the new Sikkim factory. 

Weldon Celloplast, the distributor of Omet presses in India, has completed the installation of second Omet iFlex in the country at the new plant of Huhtamaki PPL-Webtech Labels in Sikkim.

Webtech Labels, headquartered in Mumbai, is a division of Huhtamaki PPL. The company has printing plants in all geographical zones of India. Huhtamaki Group is a global specialist in packaging for food and drink with a network of 74 manufacturing units and additional 24 sales only offices in altogether 34 countries. The company’s net sales in 2016 was 2.9 billion EUR (3.1 billion USD).

The purchase of the press was announced on the first day at Labelexpo India 2016.

Amar Chhajed, managing director of Webtech Labels, said: ‘We are satisfied with the installation and support provided by Omet and Weldon teams in India. The extraordinary effort from Omet to meet our timelines is highly appreciated. We are looking forward to running the machine at its optimum capacity and are sure it will live up to the confidence and trust we have placed in it.’

Pawandeep Sahni, director at Weldon Celloplast, added: ‘Webtech is a prestigious customer. A lot of evaluation has gone into selection of the iFlex by the company. It is only when the company was convinced that the equipment is value for money that it acquired the iFlex.It is the only machine to have all the impression rollers direct drive with benefits on the print quality and in waste savings. The machine handles a wide range of sizes, from 5.5-18in for small spending in printing plates production.’ Other press features include laser-assisted pre-register and register setting devices that speed up the machine set-up and rebooting after job change.

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