New Wave Converting Adds Bobst Schiavi Flexo Press
FONTANA, Calif—New Wave Converting, Inc. continues to execute a new growth strategy on the West Coast, with the addition of an 8-color Bobst Schiavi EF 4040 CI gearless sleeve press. The EF 4040 will replace a 20-year-old, 6-color geared flexo press, also a Schiavi, in a move targeted at expanding flexo production capability and versatility.
“Early this year we started the process of assessing the type of new flexo equipment that would best meet our growth targets. We needed a press that would enable us to respond to changing market needs even more quickly, but with the same high-quality graphics that our customers are accustomed to,” explains Jim Chestnut, New Wave’s production manager.
After careful consideration New Wave concluded that the 320 mm (52 inch) Bobst Schiavi EF 4040 flexo press provided the technology best suited to fulfill these productivity needs in a design that will insure fast job changeovers.
“In addition to the EF 4040’s proven performance with a wide range of printing applications, we also felt confident about the reliability of Bobst Schiavi equipment and the quality of the support and services provided by Bobst in North America, based on our experience with our older Schiavi press,” says Chestnut.
The EF 4040 press will be installed in New Wave’s production site in Fontana, CA, and is scheduled for start-up beginning 2010.