In 2011, Edale reported the sale of the first fully servo driven flexopress to enter the country of Belarus; an eight colour 430mm Edale Gamma into Bobruisk Printing House – a modern printing production specialising in the development and printing of a wide range of printed forms and high-security documents.
Bobruisk, one of the oldest printing houses in the Republic of Belarus, were so pleased with the results that the Gamma was producing that they agreed to hold an Open House for their current and prospective customers.
They extended the invite to Tusson – Edale’s Belarusian distributor - and their potential customers, to view the eight colour Gamma, as well as their Edale Alpha compact flexo press.
The Open House was supported by Edale’s Export Sales Director Bernhard Grob and Print Application Engineer Chris Chappel. Edale’s Ukrainian distributor, MacHouse, also attended bringing with them several companies from the Ukraine.
Vladimir Pasko, Director of Bobruisk Printing House says “Edale’s open mind for special market niche machine solutions has been instrumental to us, and got us into flexo giving us a leading edge as well as a fast return on investment. We felt that with a diversification from our current security printing into commercial flexo we could also benefit from the growth in this field, and the Gamma has been in a 2-3 shift production, quicker than anticipated”
Bobruisk uses the Edale Gamma flexo printing and converting system to produce all of their flexible packaging products. The Gamma features servo drives on each print head providing pre-register, auto-register and print length control features. This, combined with the revolutionary print head design ensures that job change times and set up wastage is kept to a minimum with the ability to perform a print head colour change in under 70 seconds.....which the guests witnessed during their demonstration!
The day began with two presentations; one from Vladimir Pasko and the other from Edale’s Bernhard Grob, before the guests embarked on a factory tour. During the tour, the visitors saw the Gamma running a live production job before Chris Chappel demonstrated a job change. This was followed by an extensive question and answer session. One customer who will have his first Edale machine installed in May brought his in-house
printer along with him to gain a valuable pre-install training session.
As part of their trip, Bernhard Grob spent a couple of days promoting the Edale brand across Belarus with Boris Shagovaleyev, Head of equipment sales at Tusson – whilst Chris Chappel spent two days with the Tusson technical team giving further in-depth machine training.
Mr Shagovaleyev adds “The success we have managed to achieve has been built up over a ten year period offering our customers first class technical support; starting from the initial instruction, maintenance support, spare parts and machine upgrades for dedicated niche applications”
You can visit Edale and their network of distributors at this year’s Drupa. Edale will be based in Hall 15, Stand