Rotolabel enhances its printing technology with the introduction of a new 8-colour FA-17 flexo press from Nilpeter

March 2023:  Rotolabel has added a new Nilpeter FA-17 8-colour flexo press to its line-up, featuring UV-curing, turnbar, de-/re-lamination, and standard die stations. Rotolabel visited Nilpeter headquarters in Denmark some months ago to sign off on the press, which has since been installed and is now in production at the company”s site in South Africa.

Rotolabel specializes in producing self-adhesive labels for the FMCG market segment, including wine. The company has a long-standing partnership with Nilpeter, with whom they have done business from the older generation of letter presses to a number of FB- and FA-Lines. Last year, they extended the lifespan of two of their FA-3300 presses in a project led by Nilpeter.

As their business and customer requirements continue to evolve, Rotolabel needed to add a new press to their existing Nilpeter line-up. According to Johann Koegelenberg, Excecutive Operations at Rotolabel, it was a simple choice, given their trusted relationsship and Nilpeter”s reputation as a well-regarded business,“Our longstanding partnership with Nilpeter gave us the confidence to choose their new FA-17 flexo press for upgrading our printing technology. We needed a solution that would improve our production volume and offer the latest technology, and Nilpeter delivered on both counts. The new press complements our existing line-up and provides more flexibility in between presses. While it is a simple press, it is optimized for retail work and is fit for purpose to maximize our benefits”.

One of the key advantages of the new press is the level of automation, which makes job changes much easier and faster. Jesper Jrgensen, Global Sales Manager at Nilpeter, explains that full automation is essential in the latest versions of their presses, and that it gives Rotolabel a much more efficient press, that can run many different jobs all day with a minimal waste.

About Rotolabel:Rotolabel was founded in 1982 and is a leading supplier of world-class self-adhesive labels to many of South Africa”s most reputable FMCG producers, including the wine, pharmaceutical, personal care, and industrial segments. The company was acquired by the Bidvest Group in 2008, and today it forms part of the Bidvest Data, Print & Packaging division of Bidvest Branded Products, a leading supplier of printing, communications, packaging, and labeling solutions in southern Africa.

Rotolabel_1Caption: Johann Koegelenberg, Excecutive Operations, Rotolabel

Rotolabel_2Caption: From the left, Jesper Jrgensen, Global Sales Manager, Nilpeter, Greg Gabriels, Excecutive Technical, Rotolabel, Wicus Maritz, Managing Executive, Rotolabel.