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MPS – A third press for Pragati Pack

Signing ceremony with Pragati Pack, MPS, Genius Flexo Machinery and Dutch government delegation headed by Prime Minister

THE NETHERLANDS • Pragati Pack , based in Hyderabad, India, has invested in their third MPS press for printing pressure-sensitive labels. Ordered was a new eight colour EB 370 mm (14.6”) flexo press through the MPS Indian agent Genius Flexo Machinery, with installation planned for September 2015. The MPS EB flexo press features a modular and operator-friendly operation. Available with a material width of 370 mm (14.6”) and a configuration of up to ten 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.

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.

Established in 1962, with headquarters in Hyderabad and offices across India, Pragati offers print services to customers in India and world-wide. A fully owned subsidiary of Pragati Offset, it is a highly awarded printing company, 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. In 2006, Pragati Pack bought its first MPS eight-colour 410 mm (16.1”) 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 eight colour 330 mm (12.6”) 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.

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Armin Karl Geiger

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