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Monday, July 6, 2015

A Third MPS Press for Pragati Pack

MPS recently announced that Pragati Pack, based in Hyderabad, India, has invested in their third MPS press for printing pressure-sensitive labels. Ordered was a new 8-color MPS EB 370mm flexo press through the MPS Indian agent Genius Flexo Machinery, with installation planned for September 2015.

Pragati Pack, MPS and Genius Flexo Machinery signed the contract during an official signing ceremony held in the presence of the Dutch government delegation on June 5 in New Delhi. Present for the Pragati Pack signing ceremony was Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, accompanied by Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, and Sharon Dijksma, State Secretary of Economic Affairs.

The MPS EB flexo press features a modular design with self-evident high print quality, predictable and reliable productivity, and operator-friendly press operation. Available with a material width of 370mm and a configuration of up to 10 print stations, the EB press is an ideal solution for the printing and converting of self-adhesive labels in both short and long label print runs.

In 2006, Pragati Pack bought its first MPS 8-color 410mm press with a full UV-curing machine, online cold-foil, lamination and die-cutting options when it started its flexo division. The company invested in another MPS 8-color 330mm flexo press with automated print control (APC) on the print pressure settings in 2012. Running the presses in two shifts of eight hours each, six days a week, Pragati prints an average of 110 jobs on its two existing MPS presses.

Hemanth Paruchuri, Pragati Pack director, said: “We were stretching lead time with the existing machinery so we opted for another press. Advantages of MPS technology include consistent waste independent of the substrate used, consistent dot gain on the press and short changeover time, which is very critical for profitability of a business.”

Erik Blomjous, MPS regional director for the Asia-Pacific region comments: “It was an honour to have representation once again from the Dutch government during a customer signing ceremony, as in the trade mission in Japan and Korea last October and November where four MPS press contracts were signed. Genius Flexo Machinery was very instrumental in arranging the ceremony and leading Pragati Pack’s third MPS flexo press investment.”

Established in 1962, with headquarters in Hyderabad and offices across India, Pragati offers high-quality print services to customers in India and world-wide. Pragati Pack is a fully owned subsidiary of Pragati Offset. Pragati is the most highly awarded printing company in India, winning the prestigious SAPPI International Printer of the Year thrice (in 2006, 2008 & 2010) and also a multiple winner of the coveted WorldStar Packaging Awards. From coffee-table books to brochures and calendars, high-quality paperboard cartons to luxury rigid boxes, and from flexographic labels to shrink-sleeves, Pragati covers the full gamut of high-end print requirements. Pragati customers include some of the top corporates and design houses in India and abroad.

With a tag line that reads >>MPS - Operator Focused, Results Driven<< MPS is a worldwide, well-known and high-quality brand of flexo and offset press solutions for label and flexible packaging printers. By providing extensive knowledge and world-class service to enhance the printing process, MPS helps customers excel. MPS has a team of experts when it comes to knowledge of the printing process and desired results in label and flexible packaging print runs. We share and apply our expertise every day, and can offer a specific solution for every customer.