The East African Dar es Salaam-based label printer, Tanzania Printers, has acquired their first Nilpeter flexo press, FA-4.
With more than forty years in the business, Tanzania Printers is well reputed and known for their high quality value-adding labels. “The backbone of our company is to strive for excellence and to extend our portfolio of products”, General Manager at Tanzania Printers, Mark Harvey, explains, “We only invest in innovative, state-of-the-art printing equipment to maintain our growth curve”.
Tanzania Printers’ main market is wet-glue labels for multi-national corporations such as: SABMiller, Diageo, Pepsi, and Distell with brands that include: Guinness, Tusker, Castle, and Peroni. As a printer in East Africa, you have to be versatile; while the competition stays limited, the potential for growth is huge. For example in South Africa beer litres per capita is 57 with a population of 50 million people, while in Tanzanian it is 7 liters, with a population of 45 million.
The company acquired a Nilpeter FA-4 with UV- and hot air drying, hot foil, cold foil, three die-cutting stations, sheeting, de-/relamination, web turn bar, auto register, and gravure to boost their production of wine and spirits labels with value-adding embossing. The press supports multi-substrates, including unsupported film and cardboard.
“The next step for us is to move into pressure-sensitive labels”, Mark Harvey explains. “Our customers are standing by with the business, but we need a press to handle the high-end quality labels”.
Tanzania Printers went on the lookout for a combination press with multi-substrate capabilities and value-adding features. “We are convinced that our new Nilpeter press can do everything we need it to do”, Mark Harvey concludes.