Bobst Italy to host a gravure technology innovation open house event

BOBST Italy Gravure Press

Bobst Italy will host a technology open house event at its coating competence centre in San Giorgio Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy, 11th – 12th May 2017.

Titled ‘Extending the scope, new technology for gravure’, the technology forum event will be Bobst’ first formal demonstration of gravure printing platforms it unveiled at Drupa print fair in 2016.

Michele Vitiello, Head of Bobst Italia Gravure and Lamination, said: “For the gravure industry, keeping pace with the new reality of global changes in consumer behaviours, and with the expectations of both brand owners and consumers, means constant evolution and innovation to address the market pressures faced by our customers.

“This is why our response and commitment is all-embracing. By providing leading-edge innovation, through a focus on equipment operational efficiency, Bobst fosters collaboration all along the supply chain. Our aim is to ensure that we can support gravure printers to take advantage of product diversification opportunities that can open up for them with the introduction of new, more eco-friendly, thinner substrates and consumables.”


Bobst hopes to put these aspects of leading innovation in gravure technology at the forefront of the event programme.

Erik Bothorel, Head of Web-fed business, said: “We continue to drive quality and performance into our gravure products, whilst extending our global offer.

BOBST Italy Gravure press and cylinder

“We strongly believe that gravure has its pride of place, both in mature and emerging markets, with plenty of scope to grow if the equipment provides the right fit for the market.

“The event at Bobst Italia will showcase where sustained Research and Development investments can lead, which is far beyond the conventional view of gravure being the process that excels in print quality and consistency. We have turned our printing presses into innovation platforms that combine the strengths of gravure with the impelling necessities of the industry. Our solutions respond to market challenges with gravure sustainability and have the flexibility to deliver what is best for each printer’s target markets.”

Bobst are one of the world’s leading supplier of equipment and services to packaging and label manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible materials industries and their gravure press in San Giorgio Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy is on hand as a demonstration press for potential customers and as such makes a fitting location for the technology open house event and its focus on gravure innovation.

Founded in 1890 by Joseph Bobst in Lausanne, Switzerland, BOBST has a presence in more than 50 countries, runs 12 production facilities in 8 countries and employs over 5 000 people around the world. The firm recorded a consolidated turnover of CHF 1.45 billion for the year ended December 31st, 2016.