After the further expansion of the production sites with Uteco Plant # 4 and the enormous success following the participation in the sector fair K held in October not only in terms of sales (13 machines), but also as regards the technological innovations presented (Rainbow 4.0 total green solution), Uteco achieves important sales of digital machines not only in Europe but throughout the world, thus marking an outlined and ambitious path for 2020.
On 26 th July 2018 the closing is signed with NB Renaissance - a private equity fund which acquired controlling interest 81%. The top Management of the Group reinvest in the new company, continuing
to manage it independently and carrying on the strong growth of recent years highlighted by great successes and worldwide recognition with further strong investments and selected acquisitions.
From May 29th to June1st Uteco participates at the first edition of Print4All trade fair included in "The Innovation Alliance" held in Fiera Milano, with a number of visitors tripled compared
to the 2015 edition of Converflex and many sales.
Uteco opens its doors for two important Open Houses. The first, in September, dedicated to the new rotogravure NXS 300, with a modular and ultra-compact design, perfect for short runs. The second, in October, dedicated to the new coating & laminating machines Mistral MV and Rainbow 4.0 and to the brand new Gaia, a successful digital printing machine launched at Labelexpo 2017.
Uteco partecipates at the two most important exhibitions for the packaging world. Drupa and K, both in Dusseldorf, Germany. At Drupa Uteco presents the last generation 8-color flexo Onyx XS Eco-One with four printing processes integrated with EB technology: printing, coating, laminating and in-line cutting. At K fair, Uteco shows the new proposals for coating & laminating and digital technology.
30th Anniversary of Uteco Group (1985-2015)! The investments are continuing and are aimed to more fields of the Company such as: human resources, trained according to the most modern operational methods based on 6Sigma and Lean Producttion, whose target is the World Class Manufacturing; R&D Projects also in co-operation with foreign and Italian universities and institutions; innovative projects such as the printed electronic applied to the Smart-Active Packaging; a new “numerical control” job centre for the achievement of the total quality control of the main mechanical components of the machines.
Two new lines of machines have been introduced: the compact flexo press Onyx XS and the innovative rotogravure Next 450. Uteco dynamism and expertise keep on surprising the markets!
Expansion of the Colognola ai Colli (Verona) Headquarters, with the construction of the third building named “Uteco 3” close to the main plant, where offices and part of the production are located, as well as the presentation of the new R&S ConverDrome®, situated at Uteco 2 plant. Uteco investments continue, in parallel with its presence on the world markets.
Uteco launches on the market the DIAMOND VHP press, suitable for large repeat. Great success at Converflex Exhibition and at EAFA/FPE Summer Conference in Palerm (Sicily) where Uteco is the main sponsor. Uteco is also in the forefront, sponsoring also some events of Calzedonia Volley team.
At Drupa 2012 Uteco introduces the new CI press named Crystal, dynamic and compact flexo press, equipped with automated patented control devices (Touch&Go® and Kiss&Go), entirely designed by Uteco engineering team.
EB project, which Uteco has worked for some years, has been optimised by the introduction of the Thermilox® patent in order to ensure an accurate and continuous ink control during the printing. This system can be applied even to UV presses.
Thanks to a Business Unit entirely dedicated to the Special Machinery design, Uteco introduces on the market the first roto-offset machine, Silver SIL, developed for the Security market.
Cooperation agreement between Uteco Group and the Indian manufacturer of rotogravure machines Kohli Industries, for the production in partnership of the first two lines of rotogravure presses named V-Press 300 and E-Press based on Uteco ELS technology.
The design and development of the special machines continues, mainly the coating and laminating machines, with the installation of two lines, one for the self-adhesive coating film and one for the self-adhesive silicone paper production.
Uteco introduces the first EB Electron Beam application on a flexographic press.
The flexographic press DIAMOND HP 808 is shown at Drupa 2008 fair. An important international Group purchases this kind of press for its plant in Germany.
Uteco is increasing his presence on the German market.
Supplied to a southern Italian Converter the new high speed rotogravure machine (designed for 500 mt/min. speed), H-PRESS type.
In South Germany a 9 color rotogravure machine type Q-PRESS is installed, with engraved sleeves and automatic washing system.
At Drupa 2004 fair is officially shown the new generation of gearless presses, the ONYX model.
A large “extrusion coating” equipment provided with two rotogravure units for the pharmaceutical application and liquid packaging is supplied to an important Italian Customer. The first gearless printing press, Direct-drive type, named Emerald 10C-CI is supplied to a major Canadian Customer.
An 8 color rotogravure machine equipped with “chucking system” device is sold to a USA Customer. This kind of machines allows the use of shaftless engraved cylinders. The first flexographic press 8C-CI equipped entirely with quick change system for plate sleeves and anilox, type Emerald 825, is supplied to a major German Customer.
A special coating/laminating machine is supplied to a large South American Converter. A special rotogravure machine with patented technical innovations is supplied to a large German Group.
The first flexographic press of the new Amber range is introduced and becomes one of the most successful presses of Uteco’s production field. Several Jade 810 presses designed for 500 mt/min print on cardboard are supplied to a major international Group for their facility on Northern Europe.
Uteco supplies the first 4 color flexographic press in line to a welding machine to an important Italian Customer.