ICOM S.P.A., the Italian producer of corrugated packaging, has taken its first investment in its digital transformation journey, purchasing an HP PageWide C500 digital corrugated sheet-fed press. With this new investment in digital technology, ICOM is looking to migrate key volumes from its flexo packaging equipment to offer its customers advanced digital solutions.
Founded in 1973, ICOM has over 40 years’ experience in the industry and is a highly respected producer of corrugated packaging. It manufactures a wide range of applications for customers primarily in the food and beverage industry, including Italian brands such as Colussi, De Cecco, Parmareggio and Ariston. The new press will be installed at ICOM’s plant in Perugia in May 2022.
ICOM says that its migration from flexo to digital printing is part of its plan for operational efficiency and improvement of its sustainability profile. With the HP C500’s robust capabilities, ICOM will offer short to high volume printing runs of sustainable packaging with endless creative possibilities at near offset print quality, while saving costs.
“We are excited to collaborate with HP and advance to digital with smart, sustainable and interconnected technology, in compliance with Industry 4.0 principles,” said Tommaso Costantini, Owner and Commercial Director, ICOM. “In these changing times and increasing demand, the C500 press will allow us to offer our customers a new range of services and to benefit from optimised supply chains, save on costs and remain sustainable.”
“It’s exciting to see how ICOM is taking the leap in launching a digital business model in their market with the high-quality output, workflow and efficiency offered by the C500 press,” said Danilo Airaghi, Sales Manager Italy, HP PageWide Industrial Corrugated. “ICOM’s purchase of the C500 will also contribute to growing their business, meeting new market challenges that require swift responsiveness at a high quality and cost-effectively.”