Thai: Paperdrive opts for future flexibility

Paperdrive, located in Georgensgmnd, Germany has quickly established itself as a full service provider for their customers, having started out as a pure labels trading company.

Nilpeter joined the company as a partner at the very beginning, and most recently installed a Nilpeter FA-4* flexo press.

Already on their 5th anniversary (in 2013) Paperdrive invested in a Prati Vega Plus 450. Shortly thereafter, CEO Friedrich Schuhmann realised that the old production and administration facilities were no longer sufficient, and in 2015 the company moved to the new industrial area, Georgensgmnd. Together with his son Oliver, his daughter Marina, and the skilled Paperdrive team, Friedrich Schuhmann had taken the next step towards growing the company.

Paperdrive expanded toa total of 3,800 m2 and invested in new technology. When the company was comparing technical data and performance possibilities of machines from various manufacturers, Nilpeter GmbH from Minden came into play. The original plans allowed for expansion of the existing plant with the installation of another rotary flexo printing press with a web-width of 370 mm. The fact that Nilpeter’s FA-4* with the web width of 420 mm was installed at the conclusion of Friedrich Schuhmann search is due to a number or reasons, one being that this web width allows for larger flexibility with future jobs. Furthermore, the design of the printing units in the FA-4* provides a very short web path in the machine, which is very noticeable when it comes to setup times and waste.

In addition, the family together with Peter Lehmeier, Technical Manager at Paperdrive, decided to invest in another Prati packaging machine. As one of the first companies in Southern Germany, Paperdrive has acquired the newest model of the Saturn to complement their Nilpeter FA-4*, this in a web width of 450 mm. The machine is equipped with a fully automatic “fast cut” knife system, a dual turret, and other automation features.