Peruvian packaging company, Trupal, recently announced the purchase of an EFI™ Nozomi C18000 Plus digital printer. The versatility, high-quality graphics and speed provided by this technology will give Trupal the ability to streamline its production of corrugated outer packaging for fresh fruit exports.
Trupal, headquartered in Lima, is one of the leaders in rigid and flexible packaging solutions and will be the first in Latin America to install the Nozomi. The company will also be one of the first in the world to install the newly introduced Nozomi C18000 Plus model, which offers a range of advanced productivity and workflow enhancements. Trupal hopes to significantly increase the versatility of its portfolio.
“One of the aspects of the equipment that caught our attention was the variety of colors available. With its high speed, our aim is to achieve a 25-35% ROI,” said Leandro Mariátegui Cáceres, Trupal’s General Manager.
With this installation, the company will widen its presence in export packaging for popular, nutrient-dense agro-industrial products – commonly known as Super Foods – popular in Europe. These include tropical fruits such as mangoes, blueberries, avocados, oranges, lemons and tangerines among others.
“With the Nozomi, we found the versatility and speed that we needed to improve our operations in the fresh fruit agricultural export sector, principally for air transportation,” said Mariátegui. “We often receive orders from Peruvian customers who need to export mangoes to Madrid, by plane, in 72 hours. If we cannot provide a fast response by producing durable and sophisticated outer packaging, we lose the customer and business opportunities.”
The installation of the EFI Nozomi printer will present a new challenge for Trupal’s team, as it represents a step up for the company as it moves to new, state-of-the-art equipment. EFI will support this move with its Digital Solutions Program of professional services. “We are raising our standards and, as this is new technology, the team will have to go through rigorous training in order to understand the features and leverage all of the printer’s benefits,” Mariátegui said.
EFI’s team has worked closely with Trupal during this process. “I believe that by the second year, the equipment will be working at 100% of its production capacity,” stated Mariátegui. “If everything goes to plan, we may soon be able to purchase a second machine.”