African label printing company Westflex, based in Sierra Leone, has invested in a 450mm wide 8-color S1 full servo press from Indian machine manufacturer Multitec.
Amit Ahuja, director at Multitec, said: ‘With the acquisition of the S1 press, Westflex will now cater to an increasing demand of wraparound OPP labels in the beverage industry. The team at Westflex has a lot of experience in wide web flexible packaging and they now aim to cater to the smaller run jobs which are huge in numbers. With quick set-up time and minimum changeover wastage on S1, the company is strategizing to capture a larger portion of the market in and around Sierra Leone in Africa.’
Nabil Bahsoon, director at Westflex, said: 'We visited Multitec at various shows and was impressed with the company’s consistency and quality. We also got excellent feedback from their existing customers and evaluated cost to performance ratio which was a perfect fit.'
Demonstrated at Labelexpo India from November 22-25, this press features a wide range of options on rail and incorporates Industry 4.0 automation as it pushes updates remotely and allows for remote press monitoring and diagnostics.