CPC adds Nilpeter FA-17 flexo press

The German converter installs fifth Nilpeter press to increase production capacity

(L-R) Jonathan Schor (MD-owner CPC ), Adam Madad (category buyer, CPC), Frank Bogena (procurement, planning ,CPC), Thorsten Dirks (operator Flexoprint), Alex Aarslew-Jensen, (international sales manager, Nilpeter,) and Miguel Hauptmann, (head of supply chain management ,CPC)

(L-R) Jonathan Schor (MD-owner CPC ), Adam Madad (category buyer, CPC), Frank Bogena (procurement, planning ,CPC), Thorsten Dirks (operator Flexoprint), Alex Aarslew-Jensen, (international sales manager, Nilpeter,) and Miguel Hauptmann, (head of supply chain management ,CPC)

CPC Haferkamp (CPC), a German printing company within primarily self-adhesive labels and part of the French company CPC Packaging, has acquired a new Nilpeter FA-17 8-color flexo press. This purchase marks the fifth press, both offset and flexo, that CPC has purchased from Nilpeter.  

The decision was to integrate the 8-color press into CPC’s operations. Serving a broad market within self-adhesive labels, that includes foods, pet food, cars, and other industries, working with a number of world leading companies, CPC recognizes the need to continuously adapt to industry shifts. The FA-17 flexo press, with its modern features focused on automation and digitalization, positions CPC to meet the ever-growing demands of its customers. Additionally, the need to increase capacity and add another flexo press was essential as the capacity of the existing flexo press was fully utilized.  

As industries evolve, there is an increasing pressure on printing companies to deliver with speed, manage different volumes, ensure rapid job changes, reduce setup times and maintain consistent production. The automation and digitalization features of the FA-17 are designed to address these challenges. 

Miguel Hauptmann, who is responsible of the supply chain and technical plant managing at CPC, stated: ‘We are a Nilpeter house, and continuing with the same supplier simplifies matters, since we are familiar with the presses and have been trained on them. While pricing is crucial, Nilpeter presented us with a comprehensive solution. Their ability to deliver quickly, enabling us to kickstart our production, truly set them apart combined with the fact, that the press is top quality and features all the modern specifications that we need to develop our business further, as we see an increased demand in our markets, that we can now meet.’  

Frank Bogena, who oversees production, procurement, planning and the technical development at CPC, added: ‘We have not only familiarity and positive experience with the presses, but we're also upgrading the software on our existing Nilpeter presses. This collective advancement further bolsters our competitive edge in the market”’  

Having been installed over the summer, the press is now fully operational. Bogena remarked that the automated features of the press have streamlined the converter’s processes, particularly with frequent job changes, enabling it to meet customers’ demands promptly. The company received vry good support from Nilpeter and everything has been running smooth in general.  

Instead of assembling and testing at Nilpeter’s facilities as is customary, the entire process took place at CPC's site in Germany. Such a change in protocol required significant coordination and a symbiotic effort from both CPC and Nilpeter to ensure a successful implementation. 

Hauptmann commented: ‘Nilpeter offered us the opportunity to assemble and test the press directly at our own location, allowing us to get started more swiftly. We accepted this offer, and the entire process surrounding delivery, installation, and setup went extremely smooth, both on our end and with Nilpeter. We have been very satisfied with this setup.’  

Alex Aarslew-Jensen, international sales manager at Nilpeter said that working directly at CPC's facility was a change from Nilpeter’s usual process. ‘However, the successful installation of the press is a proof of the great partnership we've fostered. The entire journey and collaboration with CPC have been positive. We're honored by the continued trust they place in us and look forward to living up to it.’