GERMANY • The 500th machine of the Miraflex series of CI flexo printing presses has been purchased by the Pakistani packaging manufacturer Packages Limited.
The new generation Miraflex II, first introduced at drupe 2016, will be delivered to Lahore in October with start of production planned for December 2017.
Packages Limited was founded in 1956 as a joint-venture between the Ali Group of Pakistan and Akerlund & Rausing of Sweden and is the largest manufacturer of flexible packaging in Pakistan. In addition to the eight-colour press, the company has also ordered a Varex II 7-layer blown film extrusion line by Windmöller & Hölscher, which is incidentally the first machine of this type in Pakistan. In 2012, the company installed the first gravure printing machine of the series Heliostar SL in Pakistan.
Packages Limited also values the training courses that Windmöller & Hölscher offers for customer personnel in the W&H Academy. “As with previous machines, we have also invested in a training program for the machine personnel of the Miraflex II so that our operators are able to take advantage of the full potential of the machine right from the beginning” , commens Asghar Abbas, head of Packaging.