Il Nastro was founded in 1986 as a family business in adhesive tapes. Throughout the years, the Crisci family expanded and evolved its operation to an international self-adhesive label converter. The company has a history of always making the right investments at the right time to keep up to date with the latest technologies. As a result, Il Nastro’s operators are working in an impressive machine park counting amongst others a Nickel F350 offset label printing machine, two HP Indigo digital presses and three Cartes finishing systems.

However… according to Stefano Braccalenti – Production Manger at Ettichetificio Il Nastro - improving productivity is becoming more and more difficult and not only dependent on printing machinery.

“We realized we needed to improve everything, starting from estimation and preparation though to sending orders.”

The implementation of the CERM MIS software allowed the business to fully explore the potential of each printing press at its machine park and completely change the mindset of all employees.

F.e. Il Nastro’s pre-press department had already been working with Esko software for about a year. Still, it was completely disconnected from an old management system and therefore, the company could not exploit its full potential. But thanks to a full integration of our CERM- and the Esko systems, a myriad of operations have been automated making them faster and completing all order much more efficiently.

In fact, a successful implementation of the CERM software and all its integrations with our worldwide renowned partners such as Esko can improve production capacity and overall productivity by 30 percent with the same amount of people and equipment involved.

‘Looking back, I think this decision was probably the most important one for making a massive leap in quality, given the characteristics of our company,’ confirms Braccalenti. 

Nothing more effective than the implementation of MIS software for converters of any size producing labels or flexible packaging!

Source: Labels&Labelling 09-04-2021
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