Caption: Sunimprof press operator Cosmin Popa, left, with digital print manager Zsolt Veres and the latest Mark Andy.
As one of Romania’s flexo pioneers back in the early 1990s, Sunimprof Rottaprint has relied on Mark Andy technology to build its narrow web business to a position of pre-eminence in the Romanian market.Now enjoying monthly sales of €1.7 million and with a staff of 235 at its base in Cluj-Napoca, the company has recently added a flexible packaging capability to its label business, and to help develop the skills of its workforce, it has the only Flexo Training School in the country.
Working triple shifts six days per week, the company, which built its reputation in the Romanian market, has now spread to Hungary and Germany.
The production floor at Cluj is vast and crowded, with seven narrow web flexo presses and a mid-web offset line.Moving up from the 280mm width Mark Andy LP3000, installed in 2005 and still producing top quality labels, the company opted for the 330mm size with its first Mark Andy Performance Series P5 in 2012, and has recently added two similarly specified eight-color P5s.
Over the years, print production has been carried out on a variety of narrow web presses, but of all manufacturers, Mark Andy has become the preferred choice, which has led to four of its presses being installed in the past 10 years.
The commitment to Mark Andy includes a service and maintenance contract with a built-in plan for press renewal.According to Sebastian Boureanu, of Mark Andy’s Romanian distributor GOS, “We have developed a very close relationship with Sunimprof Rottaprint over the years and supplied much of the technology in their production plant,” said Sebastian Boureanu of Mark Andy’s Romanian distributor GOS. “When they first started, flexo was virtually unknown in Romania and there was little support for new ventures.Over the years our two companies have grown together through mutual respect and cooperation – and both are now successful.”