On 20 March 2019, MHI Europe signed a contract with NKBK for a 60H single facer, which has a maximum speed of 450mpm. “This will be the first high-speed Mitsubishi single facer in Russia and it is fitting that we have extended our relationship with one of Russia’s largest corrugated producers — NKBK — as they were also the first company in Russia to purchase an EVOL flexo folder gluer from Mitsubishi,” says Giovanni Bettini, Sales Director of MHI Europe.
Due to a significant increase in demand for corrugated boxes in the region, NKBK needs to increase output from its existing corrugator. The recent growth in demand can be linked to the construction of several Chinese-owned household goods producers, including Hayer, who have opened plants in the same area as NKBK. The new 60H will be integrated into NKBK’s existing corrugator in the spring next year.
Andrey Fomichev, General Director of NKBK, said, “Before making this choice our sales and technical managers visited plants in Europe and Japan to see Mitsubishi corrugators equipped with 60H single facers in action. They saw various installations, where they witnessed the 60H running in different conditions. The teams all stated that they found the 60H to be high speed, yet simple machine to run, which ensures reliability and high performance.”
Bettini adds, “We are very happy to get this first order for a 60H single facer in Russia and we thank NKBK for their continuing trust in us. We are a major supplier of corrugators in Japan, we have many 60H successfully running all over the world, but this will be the first 60H in Russia.”
Left to right: Yasushi Miyamoto, General Manager, MHI Europe, seals the contract with Andrey Fomichev, General Director of NKBK.