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Amcor Flexibles invests in two printing presses

Amcor Flexibles has invested in two printing presses, which will primarily serve the healthcare markets in the UK, Switzerland and Germany.

A UV Flexo press will be installed at Amcor Flexibles Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, and a digital press at Amcor Flexibles Cramlington, UK,

Both the presses are expected to start operations in 2017, building on a prior investment in a new digital press in Alzira, Spain.

The two presses are expected to complement and enhance the technical and customer service expertise at the two sites. The move to digital printing is a critical enabler to meet the increasing speed of market change as well as the growing requirements towards personalised medicines.

Luca Zerbini, Vice President, Marketing, R&D and Sustainability, in Amcor’s Flexibles division in Europe, said the investments will do more than simply expand capacity.

"We are determined to remain the top provider of printing services to the fast-changing healthcare market” said Zerbini.

“Broadening our technology and high-value services will make us even better able to partner with our customers in areas most important to them: flexibility, speed and total cost.”

Paul Vega, Vice President of the Pharma and Medical EMEA Business Unit, said: “We are also using this opportunity to rethink the traditional supply model to deliver unmatched flexibility and total cost advantages for our customers."