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New Nilpeter 17" FA-Line Press Installation at First Impression South Africa

Nilpeter’s agent in South Africa, CSM Machine Sales [PTY] Ltd, recently assisted long-time partner Uniprint, now First Impression, with a comprehensive company relocation to their new Hirt & Carter site at the Cornubia Industrial Business Estate in Durban, South Africa. The finishing touch was the installation of a new 17" Nilpeter FA-Line press.
Move and Install
Negotiations with First Impression, a part of the the Hirt & Carter Group, started in September 2018 when they reached out to CSM in need of assistance with moving and re-installing both Nilpeter and other auxiliary equipment. Furthermore, these talks also included – and resulted in – the acquisition of a new 17" FA-Line press, and planned equipment upgrades of First Impression’s existing Nilpeter presses.
The Press Runs Like A Dream
“The CSM team turned out to be extremely diligent, and as far as I am concerned, they met all my requirements and deadlines, sometimes under trying conditions, and were more than willing to put in extra hours over weekends to meet them,” says Vaughan Cumming, Production Director, First Impression.
The move itself took place on May 18, 2019, with riggers, engineers, pallets, trucks and more called into action. The installation of the new 10-colour FA-Line press, with many value-adding features, followed suit and went to program, commissioned by CSM, with training via Nilpeter’s Kevin Knudson.
“Everything went according to plan, and more importantly, the new press runs like a dream,” Vaughan Cumming concludes.
Great Confidence in the Process
Planned upcoming upgrades of First Impression’s existing Nilpeter presses includes turning their 8-colour FA-Line press, installed in June 2018, into a 10-colour mirror image of the new 17" FA-Line press. This process will commence once market conditions and order flows allow it. Still to be completed are software and unit upgrades of First Impression’s older Nilpeter equipment, but with the attention to detail shown during the company move and new press installation, Vaughan Cumming and First Impression have great confidence in the process.
About First Impression
First Impression leads the way with comprehensive print solutions, exceptional products, and unmatched customer service in the production of pressure sensitive labels, shrink sleeves, and wraparound labels. Crafted and developed over decades, First Impression’s vast printing experience has resulted in world-class systems & processes – formalized and ratified by way of global accreditations (ISO, FSC, PrintSecure). These finely tuned systems guarantee a superior level of performance, delivery, and customer satisfaction synonymous with the Hirt & Carter Group.
September 2019

Men at work! CSM Machine Sales and First Impression Labels pose for a photo with the new FA-Line press in Durban, South Africa.