Skipnes buys two more MPS presses

Skipnes Etikett, a label printer based in Norway that has the distinction of being the most northern narrow-web printer in Europe, has just installed one MPS EF 430 multi-substrate flexo press and ordered another.

MPS has developed this EF 430 narrow web flexo press.

Skipnes bought its first MPS flexo press in 2004 and a second one in 2007. The company recently installed a third MPS press, an EF 430, at its headquarters in Trondheim. This press, which was configured with the Automatic Print Control (APC) package, is the first flexo press in Norway with over 8 printing stations. It’s been set up with units for backside printing, adhesive printing, the production of multi-layer labels, finishing with cold foil and lamination, and a sheet cutter, which should help Skipnes print more complicated label designs. 

Roald Skipnes, Administrative Director of Skipnes Etikett AS’ parent company Skipnes Holding AS comments: “This opens a world of new possibilities for us and our customers, with the capability of printing more creative and challenging labels.”

At the end of last year, Skipnes signed an order for a fourth MPS, press, choosing again an EF 430 with the APC automation package. This one has been custom-built to be highly automated but without all the rail units

Anton Zhukov, MPS Area Sales Manager responsible for this region explains: “Skipnes is a forward-thinking company, looking to push technical boundaries of a flexo press to the limits. Speeds of 150-180 meters per minute including die-cutting are normal for this customer.” 

Skipnes adds: “Our experience with MPS since 2004 was always positive and their technology has proven very effective with a solid machine construction. During the process of procuring a new press, MPS again offered us the best solution.”Skipnes Etikett, which was set up in 1969, prints mainly food labels, as well as logistics, technical and beer/wine labels plus flexible packaging. The company’s turnover in 2017 was around €7 million with a profit before taxes of 5%. It’s part of the Skipnes Group, which was founded in 1957 by Roald’s father Helge Skipnes. 

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