Etna Pack, France.
This diversification paved the way for the production of more sophisticated packages for high-end confectionery and chocolate products.
Etna Pack earned itself a good reputation, and the acquisition of a packaging manufacturer in 1972 not only enabled the company to produce boxes, cartons, sheaths, and transparent sleeves, etc. for its original markets, but also to become a permanent player in the world of luxury packaging for major brands in the cosmetics and perfumery industries.
The Speedmaster CD 102 remains the uncontested benchmark in the offset market with over 110,000 units sold. It always benefits from the latest technical developments introduced for its younger sister, the Speedmaster XL 106 , like the Prinect Press Center 2 control station, the Preset Plus feeder and delivery, or the latest generation of gripper bars.
“Another special feature is that boxes and folding cartons are produced at one and the same location in Nantua. The ability to control the entire production chain, especially design and prototyping when developing new products, is hugely beneficial in terms of efficiency, because we can provide an immediate response when customers visit us to conduct validation and print approval.” While demand for simple boxes has dropped significantly, demand for complex and pre-assembled boxes is growing.
“Our organization and our size as a company let us respond efficiently to these special requirements that call for more complex and more sophisticated manual work such as adding fittings, magnets or knots. This is our strength. This in mind and in order to complete the process, we recently entered into a joint venture with Marvinpac in the Czech Republic and can now offer the cosmetics and perfumery industries a full-service range up to the delivery of pre-assembled boxes,” adds the CEO.
As a member of Impriclub, Etna Pack carries the Imprim‘Vert quality seal and is certified to ISO 9001 and 140001. It uses environmentally compatible raw materials as well as in particular low-odor and low-migration plant inks and coatings and has been sending its waste for recycling for many years.
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