FANO, a Polish label and packaging manufacturer, has expanded its capabilities with a new Evolution Series E3 press from Mark Andy. The 13-inch flexo press is the latest press from Mark Andy purchased by the Warsaw-based manufacturer. The press, equipped with eight printing units, cold foiling, diecutter and UV dryer, will be used mainly for printing highly processed self-adhesive labels. The new investment enables the other two Mark Andy Performance Series P5 presses owned by FANO to be more focused on manufacturing sachet laminates and shrink sleeves as both products become an increasingly important part of the printer’s offer.
After the successful implementation of a new press, two Performance Series P5 presses were redirected for producing laminates and shrink sleeves. “Now we can manufacture them faster and offer our customers a shorter delivery time,” says Boleslaw Jasinowicz. “On the other hand, a new press means bigger production capacity that has to be filled. Considering it, we have accelerated our sales activities, outside of Poland too. It’s worth mentioning that export equals to more than dozen of our sales turnover and this number is still growing. When looking for and achieving new customers, we mostly act directly. Every year we try to be present at numerous trade fair events, either devoted to packaging or label markets (e.g. we had a booth at this year’s Packaging Innovations exhibition), or the ones devoted to industries of our customers (cosmetic- or spirit-oriented events can be examples). It’s a direction we want to follow in 2022, too. We hope that trade fair industry will be back to normality next year.”