Finnish converter safely relies on the FB-3300

The Finnish label converter Pirkanmaan Laatuetiketti Oy located in Yljrvi, made the Nilpeter bell ring at LabelExpo Europe 2013 with their investment in a 6-colour FB-3300S with cold foil, cross-over unit, hot air and UV-curing.

The decision was made to follow with an increasing demand on the Finnish market for more complex and value-added labels. This flexo press is Laatuetiketti’s second FB-Line press. As a result, the company will now be able to widen the supply of labels with duplex coupons for foods and continue with different kind of label materials and gummed paper.

Three entrepreneurs, who amongst them had accumulated almost 80 years of experience from the label converter industry, founded Laatuetiketti Oy six years ago. Back in October 2007, Laatuetiketti had one single customer – and one single press. Co-owner Timo Rouvi explains, “When venturing into a new business start-up, there is nothing more important than making the right initial investment”. Rouvi continues, “We listened to our printers who strongly recommended we purchase a Nilpeter FB-3300 – which we did”.

With only one machine on the floor, the press reliability is of the absolute essence. “The FB-3300 is easy to operate and more importantly, we haven’t had any downtime in 6 years. This press is totally reliable”, says printer Jaakko Ilmonen. And he goes on, “It does everything that we want it to do”.

Today the company has a customer base of over 500, and they get up to one to two new customers every week. “We feel quite proud that we have managed to grow in recession times”, says Timo Rouvi. “I have no doubt that the key to our success has been quality labels, short delivery times and consistency”.