Iran’s corrugated carton and package printing provider Asan Pack has purchased three label printing presses from MPS.
The purchase includes two MPS EB 370 presses and an EF 430 flexo press, which will allow Asan Pack to enter the label printing market.
The presses include delam / relam units, and will be installed at Asan Pack’s facility in September.
The EF press also features screen and double rewinder units for quick changeovers.
Asan Pack will use two new eight-colour EB presses for printing labels, while the ten-colour EF press will initially be used to print shrink sleeves and wraparound flexible packaging.
MPS CEO Wim van den Bosch said: “After years of economic sanctions, Iran is now the centre of attention for many multinational companies, and Asan Pack is responding to this demand.
“We are pleased to have been selected by Asan Pack as a partner for their three presses that will pave the way to new markets in narrow web print.”
Asan Pack currently operates a 45,000m² facility and employs more than 350 people.
Set to open new sites next year, the company currently produces 80,000t of corrugated cartons and 20,000t of cardboard packaging with multi-colour printing annually.
MPS provides flexo and offset press solutions for label and flexible packaging printers.
In June, Asan Pack sold a press to Poland’s West-East Meat Group.
Image: Representatives of MPS and Asan Pack. Photo: courtesy of MPS.