Saudi bottlemaker expands into label printing with new Comexi CI-flexo press

Oasis Flower Plant for Plastic, the leading producer of PET-bottle preforms and HDPE closures in Saudi Arabia, has acquired a Comexi F2 MB flexo press. 

This is the first joint operation between the two companies. OFPP has decided to rely on Comexi's experience and technology, as it primarily is seeking printing projects to address the needs of various customers, especially those in the beverage sector.

"This is an extremely important operation for us," says Oriol Rabert, Comexi Area Manager, who highlights that "we have demonstrated that our customers, due to our flexographic technology, can achieve identical special color results as those obtained with a gravure press." This project is in addition to others that Comexi is developing in this region, which also involve the installation of several flexographic-printing machines.

Located in Al-Kharj, south of Riyadh, Oasis began in 2012. Thereafter, the company has increased its production capacity every year to manufacture over 5 billion units annually for its customers in the water-bottling sector and other industries.

The Comexi F2 MB flexographic press is not only the best machine for combining short and medium runs, and but also to manage a full range of flexible-packaging applications. The F2 MB features every ergonomic solution of the F2 family. It incorporates GeniusTech solutions to assist printers in conquering the primary challenges they currently face, which include a lack of skilled operators, job length reduction, and an increased number of job changes, among others.