The flexographic printing press will allow the Swiss company to further strengthen its leadership position in the highly competitive Swiss market
Comexi, a global supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting sector, and Geissmann Papier AG, a Swiss company that specializes in the production of flexible packaging, have strengthened their strategic alliance with the acquisition by the Swiss company of a Comexi F2 MP. This central drum flexographic press machine, to be installed at the Dottikon headquarters in early 2022, will allow Geissmann Papier AG to further strengthen its leading position in the highly demanding Swiss market.
"We are very pleased to have Geissmann as a strategic loyal customer for many years," explains Ramon Jonama, the Comexi Area Manager of this region, who highlights that the F2 MP flexographic press is the third Comexi machine acquired by the Swiss company. Jonama emphasizes that "once again we are able to offer Geissmann the highest quality and technology, as well as impeccable service." The 10-color F2 MP press achieves these objectives through great mechanical robustness, the most precise electronics and automation at the highest level. Consequently, it is of no importance the difficulty level of print orders; the maximum quality and productivity will be achieved repeatedly. In reference to long runs, the machine effortlessly prints at 500 m/min. Simultaneously, due to the built-in automation, job changeover and set-up are rapidly performed, which greatly increases productivity when runs are short.
Geissmann also benefits from the latest advances in service and spare parts. Comexi has invested a great deal, and constantly integrates the best human team, advanced diagnostic systems, as well as an exhaustive stock of spare parts that allows all the strategic parts and components ready to ship, etc. As a result, any problem, irregardless of size, is resolved in record time, and all Comexi machines, those installed many years ago as well as recently, unfailingly operate without interruption. Furthermore, production control and traceability are fully implemented.
Founded in 1942 as a family business, Geissmann Papier AG is currently managed by the third generation, with Daniel Geissman as the executive director; the company employs approximately 60 people. In the beginning, primarily mono films and carrier bags were produced. Through company growth as well as high machinery investments, innovation, and new market orientation, Geissmann Papier AG presently produces, for many years, a variety of high-quality papers, films, and complexes. These products are supplied in the form of reels and bags for the flexible packaging industry, primarily food, from a wide range of raw materials.
"We have invested in this flexographic press because we know Comexi's excellent technology. This press machine has evident synergies with our other Comexi machines, both printing and laminating," says Daniel Geissmann.
The Comexi F2 MP has been designed to meet long run printing needs of the flexible packaging sector. The F2 MP is the origin and basis of the F2 family, and so it features every ergonomic and robust solution of the F2 family. It incorporates every GeniusTech solution that assists printers to conquer the main challenges they currently face, which include a lack of skilled operators, a job length reduction, and an increased number of job changes, among others.
Between all GeniusTech solutions, maximum importance has been given to all these that focus in providing the highest printing quality at high speed, like the GeniusRun which eliminates the bouncing, the GeniusDry for the maximum drying performances at high speed, and GeniusDoctoring for a trouble-free ink transfer.
Sustainability has also been taken into account in the design of the Comexi F2 MP, so along with the different energy efficiency solutions we can find a dedicated version for Water Base inks, or a hybrid machine for Water Base, Electron Beam or Solvent Base inks.