OMET recently opened the doors to its new Innovation Park demo centre in Molteno, Italy, with a high-profile event and showing off its new KFlex line – a flexo printing machine with an ergonomic and flexible design, capable of being reconfigured at any time by the printer.
The Innovation Park is located a few steps away from the new OMET headquarters in Molteno.
More than 150 industry players attended the official inauguration, with OMET CEO Antonio Bartesaghi welcoming the guests and presenting the OMET Group’s exponential growth over the last 10 years, culminating in the relocation to the new headquarters in Molteno in 2021 and the realisation of the Innovation Park in 2022.
The Innovation Park is a 1,500 square metre space that OMET set up with the aim of allowing printers, converters and suppliers to meet and collaborate, to host printing demonstrations and also to do trials of new materials on OMET machines.
Everything is done with the will of improving not only the purchasing process, but above all the production process, strengthening a relationship of trust between sellers and buyers.
In the exhibition area, there are reserved boxes and machinery from the Innovation Park’s technology partners: Tesa, Simec Group, BST, GEW, Flexowash, Zeller+Gmelin, Simonazzi, Nazdar, Actega Ecoleaf and Rossini.
OMET marketing and sales director Marco Calcagni said the potential of the Innovation Park is the possibility for printers to use the OMET machines in the showroom to support their production, making not only samples but proper production lots that they are unable to produce at their sites.
OMET’s product range is suited to converting and printing labels and flexible packaging with narrow- and medium-web machines. It is now enriched by a new printing line: the KFlex, which was also officially unveiled during the opening of the Innovation Park.
OMET sales area manager Andrea Angeli unveiled the new machine at the event, highlighting the machine’s incredible flexibility.
Tailor-made for the printer’s needs, it has a design that allows total accessibility and easy maintenance, a new flexo printing unit with a contrasting UV lamp and, a new innovation – the Switch System: the possibility of changing any of the machine’s modules (printing units, pull-out die, digital print-bar, hotfoil and screen printing) in a minute and in an extremely simple way.
Angeli added that there are many other innovations presented on this line, which is extremely scalable in its offer to meet the different needs of printers.
Attendees also got a tour of the Innovation Park, where OMET also showcased an iFlex and an XJet.
There was also a stand by Ribes Tech, the OMET Group’s start-up company that focuses on printed electronics, in particular smart labels, and offers integrated IoT solutions.
Guests also had the option to visit the new OMET headquarters inaugurated in 2021, to allow further growth to the company’s production reality, which extends over an area of more than 30,000 square metres – of which more than 20,000 are dedicated entirely to the production of label and flexible packaging printing machines.
OMET said its headquarters represent the beginning of a path of change that aims to increase production capacity and make processes more efficient, indispensable factors for a breakthrough in terms of growth and innovation.
OMET is distributed in the A/NZ region by Currie Group.