Flexographic press for a Moroccan SME

Casablanca, Morocco
8 color group UV flexographic press
Investment Size
€ 504,015
Financial results
Payback period: 7 years
Energy savings
61,5 MWh per year
CO2 savings
14.3 Tons per year
Reduction of 2.4 tons of paper due to servomotor control of the color groups

Acquisition of an 8 color group UV flexographic press

COPIMAD is an SME specialized in the flexible packaging sector. Created in 1980, the company currently hasa day printing capacity of 3.25 million units of self-adhesive and labels for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, textile, electronics, and other industries.

As part of the modernization of its production equipment, as well as the optimization of its resources, COPIMAD has decided to invest in an 8-color group UV flexo press which combines single pass printing and in-line rotary die-cutting, replacing the old Mark Andy 2200 7-color press from 1998. The new press features a print station set-up time of no more than 20 minutes and a die-cut station set-up time less than 5 minutes. It also increases the company’s total production capacity by almost 7%, reduces paper waste by 15%, and reduces ink consumption by 10% due to laser-engraved ceramic anilox rollers and group control by servomotors.

This investment of nearly €505,000 will save more than €13,000 per year (i.e., a payback period of 7 years) by reducing energy consumption and the raw material consumed (paper and printing ink), in addition to generating additional revenue of around €50,000/year and reducing CO2 emissions by 14.3 tons/year.

Green Value Chain (GVC) in Morocco is a credit facility of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development(EBRD) to provide funding to local partner financial institutions for on-lending to Moroccan SMEs belonging to agribusiness, processing industries and logistics value chains and ecosystems. Supported by the European Union, the Green Climate Fund(GCF), the Korean Technical Assistance and Cooperation Account (KTACA) and the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund (EBRD SSF), the facility aims to improve competitiveness of SMEs and that of their value chains and ecosystems through highly efficient green investments.