The plan is to manufacture 24 presses at the site, according to Nilpeter India Managing Director Alan Barretto.
“However,” he said, “I think we will have to ramp it up to at least 36 presses. That is at least three presses [per] month.”
The FB series is currently manufactured in India; U.S. production was discontinued in 2017.
“And this also means that we are exporting various parts of the machines – that we are [building] in India – to Europe, America, Latin America, South East Asia and Africa,” Nilpeter Sales and Marketing Director Jakob Landberg said.
An FB series press was recently displayed for the first time at Labelexpo India 2018 in Greater Noida.
“The press displayed at the Labelexpo India event was the new generation FB-350 with new frame and structure with increased automation over the old FB-3300,” Barretto said. “We have introduced two new features on this press: the flatbed foiling system FP-4, a product made in Denmark, incorporated within the flexo units; and end-of-the-line automation.
“What we showed at the event was a unique combination of foiling, hot foiling and embossing on beautiful wine labels. At the end of the press, we had put a starwheel stacker and we went from the roll directly to cut out glue labels,” he continued.
“No other competitors have a hot foiling system as integrate-able as we have,” he added. “There are companies which make hot stamping systems but that is offline. While for inline hot stamping systems, it is a very expensive proposition when it comes from our competitors. On the other hand, for the stacking system, no other companies develop end-of-the-line automation like we do.”