Giovanni Bettini, Sales Director of MHI Europe, has confirmed the company has recently signed an agreement with Viallon Emballage for the supply of an EVOL 100 high speed casemaker, complete with an MPF pre-feeder. The line will be installed at Viallon’s facility in Saint Just Malmont in 2021.
Viallon Emballage, which is now part of the VPK Group, has chosen the new casemaker based on the proven high efficiency of the Evol and its excellent die-cutting possibilities.
“We are happy to sign this supply agreement with Viallon Emballage and VPK Group,” confirms Giovanni Bettini. “For us, the major significance of this deal is that it will be the first EVOL to be installed in France. But it also reaffirms our excellent relationship with VPK Group, who are running Mitsubishi corrugators and converting lines throughout their rapidly expanding geographic business. This will be the eighth EVOL and the second MPF pre-feeder to be running in the VPK Group. The Evol will also contain the latest developments on the rotary die cutting section: the pre-mounted pin system and the ring lock system.”
Philippe Tran, Managing Director VPK France, Christian and Christophe Viallon (Member of the Board and Managing director of Viallon Emballage) explain their decision to go for the MHI EVOL inline. “The Viallon plant in St Just Malmont is a highly efficient plant, focused on short runs and high-end products. The plant needed a casemaker to bring extra capacity to support the growing market position of Viallon in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and beyond. Based on the excellent track record of the EVOL within the VPK group, the choice was obvious. This investment will further strengthen the position of VPK in France. With seven integrated and well invested corrugator plants, VPK has become a major player in France able to deliver all customers nationwide.”