The THIMM Group has successfully installed the first CorruFLEX from Koenig & Bauer. The new high quality flexo post-print machine started operating at the company’s facility in Sibiu in Romania at the end of last year, marking the fulfilment of a contract signed in December 2019.
“By installing this HQPP flexo press, we are catering to the demand for high-quality packaging products on the East European market and are broadening our portfolio of customer-oriented solutions,” says Michael Weber, Head of Corporate Strategy and Marketing for the THIMM Group.
The first tests to evaluate quality and register accuracy were conducted on site by an external service provider. “We are more than satisfied with the results,” continues Weber. The new press will be primarily used for four-colour production on corrugated board produced with coated liners.
Relationship is Key
The basis of trust and professionalism that characterises the partnership between Koenig & Bauer and the THIMM Group allowed any delays to commissioning caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic to be kept to a minimum. Christoph Müller, Member of the Executive Board of Koenig & Bauer AG, says, “We remain dedicated to pursuing our strategic path. All three of our new presses — the CorruJET, the CorruCUT and the CorruFLEX — have now been successfully placed at box plants in the market and we will be stepping up our efforts to set the standard in this segment.”
The CorruFLEX was designed and developed together with the high board line rotary die-cutter CorruCUT and provides high-performance post printing on corrugated board in the highest possible flexo quality. It stands out as a turnkey solution that combines the latest technologies and functions with straightforward and intuitive operation. The CorruFLEX boasts a multitude of features, such as a vacuum-belt feeder that operates without feed rollers and an innovative anilox roller changing system. It can be operated either as a stand-alone solution or be integrated into a production line together with conventional flatbed die-cutters.