Interket, one of the Europe's leading label groups has installed recently launched Xeikon CX300 press at its Swedish site to accommodate the growing demand for short run labels and take an advantage of food safety approved toners.
Interket operates five production sites in Europe: Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Denmark and Sweden. Each of them caters to its local market. The company supplies a wide variety of labels that range from basic to complex options including security applications. Its customer base ranges from small local businesses to large Blue Chip and pan-European clients.
‘The Xeikon CX300 label production press is second to none in the industry today. The fact that the investment is scalable in the future represents a unique value for us as a group, commented Carl Parkander, CEO of Interket. ‘We are gradually moving away from high volume production to short run labels with more added value. Xeikon's food safety approved toners make a lot of sense to us as a major part of our business is label production for food and health care. We are also impressed by the quality of the white toner. It is truly 'state of the art with the best results in opaqueness. This investment is a major milestone for our company.’
‘While we have digital equipment installed at different sites, we did not yet have a production digital press in Sweden. This investment in a Xeikon digital press is a major milestone for Interket. We are gradually moving away from high volume label production to short-run label production with more added value solutions. This means increasing service levels and working with faster turnaround times. This requirement is of course a perfect fit for digital printing,’ added Parkander.
Stefan Gustafsson, managing director of Interket AB, explained: ‘We are really looking forward to utilizing the clever technology and flexibility of the Xeikon CX300 so that we at Interket Sweden can make the most of the digital transformation. The Xeikon solution really fits into our current business model of high service offering. The workflow aspect is very important for us. On top of what Carl has explained, I would also like to add the fact that the quality of the white toner is state-of-the-art with the best result in opaqueness. Furthermore, the fact that the Xeikon toners are food safety approved really makes sense for us: food labels and health care labels are a major part of our business. Finally, Xeikon has a subsidiary with direct sales and excellent service in Sweden.’
‘For the past three decades, we have experienced the importance of workflow first-hand and we keep innovating to optimize and simplify our X-800,’ said Filip Weymans, VP of marketing at Xeikon. ‘The Cheetah 2.0 series, with the Xeikon CX300 as the new kid on the block, features built-in technology that reports in real time on performance, availability, etc., via a cloud connection, providing data that translates into information for fact-based decision making.
'The machine-to-machine interface allows for the integration of pre- and post-equipment either inline or offline. This interface transfers all relevant information about the jobs to the appropriate finishing module to eliminate human errors. The information flows seamlessly through the manufacturing process and contributes to the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). The man-to-machine interface has been designed in a way that allows the operator to assess the status of his press either live or remotely. This helps Interket, with their different production sites, to cooperate in an efficient way across the group.’