Smurfit Kappa said it ramped up its capabilities by installing eight HP Scitex corrugated presses across its European sites.The company added the Scitex HDR technology corrugated presses – the HP Scitex 11000, HP Scitex 15500, and HP Scitex 17000 – in sites in Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Portugal, Poland and the U.K., with additional installations scheduled for sites in the UK and the Netherlands.
“There is an industry-wide consensus that corrugated is ready for digital. We are using HP digital solutions in many of our plants to provide pioneering, market-leading solutions for our customers,” said Edwin Goffard, COO of Corrugated and Converting at Smurfit Kappa Group Europe. “Our strong relationship with HP enables us to stay ahead of any printing trends and fits in with our sustainability goals.”
Added Cristóbal Macedo, HP GM, PageWide Industrial Business Europe, Middle-East & Africa: “We’re thrilled to be assisting Smurfit Kappa with their printing requirements after a wonderful three years in partnership.
“The HP Scitex HDR press offers customers both speed and quality, ensuring that high standards do not suffer for the sake of productivity.”
The installation of the Scitex HDR printers follows on from Smurfit Kappa installing the first commercial HP single pass press in Europe at its Interwell plant in Austria in April.