On Friday 24th of June OMET opened the Innovation Park, a 1500 square metre permanent showroom in Molteno (LC), with a high-profile event and officially presented the new KFlex line, a flexo printing machine with an ergonomic and flexible design, capable of being reconfigured at any time by the printer.
More than 150 industry players attended the official inauguration of the new OMET Innovation Park. In a spectacular frame, OMET CEO Antonio Bartesaghi welcomed the guests, 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-meter space that OMET has 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, in fact, 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
Marco Calcagni, OMET Marketing & Sales Director, explained the further potential of the Innovation Park, such as 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 undoubtedly the most comprehensive for converting and printing labels and flexible packaging with narrow- and medium-web machines, and is now enriched by a new printing line: the KFlex, officially unveiled during the opening of the Innovation Park on 24 June.
The new machine, covered by a curtain in the first part of the event, was unveiled in a blaze of smoke and music before being beautifully presented point by point by OMET Sales Area Manager Andrea Angeli, who highlighted 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, above all, an absolute innovation, the Switch System: the possibility of changing any of the machine’s modules (printing units, pull-out die, digital print-bar, hotfoil, screen printing…) in a minute and in an extremely simple way. There are many other innovations presented on this line, which is, moreover, extremely scalable in its offer to meet the different needs of printers
In the second part of the event, the participants were divided into groups for a tour of the Innovation Park, where OMET also showcased an iFlex and an XJet, plus 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.
The Innovation Park is located just a few steps away from the new OMET Headquarters in Molteno. It was also possible for guests to visit the new headquarters, inaugurated in 2021 to allow further growth to the company’s production reality, which extends over an area of more than 30 thousand square metres, more than 20 thousand of which are dedicated entirely to the production of label and flexible packaging printing machines. The OMET 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, which have always been the pillars of OMET’s excellence.