MPS to Begin Assembling Presses in North America
North American converters investing in high-tier MPS presses will now have their presses assembled in the United States.
MPS Systems North America Inc. and EMT International in Green Bay, WI have partnered for assembling MPS printing presses in the United States and for developing new customized press solutions for the North American market. EMT is a premier manufacturer of finishing equipment and web transports for the digital/ink jet market.
According to Kees Nijenhuis, vice president of MPS Systems North America Inc., this arrangement will give customers a shorter delivery time on their orders as well as more customized solutions specifically fitting the needs of the North American market.
“We believe this partnership will set the bar for the printing press industry in North America,” said Paul Rauscher, CEO of EMT. “Both EMT and MPS focus on building robust and easy to operate high-end machinery for the label and packaging industry.”
MPS and EMT will be kicking off the new partnership with a launching event at EMT International on Tuesday, April 28. The open house will include live demonstrations of MPS’ flagship printing press, the EF. Persons wanting to register can do so by going to www.mps4u.com. EMT International is located at 780 Centerline Drive, Hobart (Green Bay), Wisconsin.
The EF printing press is an automated multi-substrate flexo press that offers a choice of either plate rolls or print sleeves. Its web transportation system allows users to print on a variety of substrates including thin film, paper, cartonboard, shrink sleeves, in-mold, tube laminate and flexible packaging. The EF features both UV and hot-air drying as well as MPS’ exclusive Crisp.Dot and iControl technologies. Simple and intuitive to operate, the system enables operators to choose and run individual functions via a touch screen and button, greatly simplifying machine control and operation.
Additionally, MPS is moving its European home offices to the city of Arnhem, The Netherlands on April 2. With modern facilities, the new building will centralize MPS manufacturing and operations and provide a spacious expertise and technology center to run ongoing demos of MPS press solutions.