ARCONVERT EXPANDS INTO THE UNITED STATES WITH LABEL CONVERTING FACILITY

(Verona, Italy) – Fedrigoni, a leading international group for manufacturing and converting of premium specialty papers and substrates, is pleased to announce the expansion of Arconvert with a new facility in the United States. Arconvert, part of Fedrigoni Group, is a manufacturing company that produces the most extensive range of self-adhesive papers and films for flexographic and HP Indigo printing technologies.

 “We are extremely pleased to introduce Arconvert and the Manter brand in the United States,” said Claudio Alfonsi, CEO of Fedrigoni Group. “This expansion is a natural next step for Fedrigoni Group, and it allows us to further support the demand for high quality label products in the North American market. We look forward to the opportunities this will create for the luxury packaging and labeling sectors.”

 Since the company’s inception, Arconvert has continually embraced innovation to produce exceptional adhesive-backed products used by high-end brands worldwide. With this expansion, Arconvert’s new full-service converting and sales facility, located outside of Los Angeles in Cerritos, California, will focus on label products for packaging in a variety of markets, including gourmet foods, wine and craft beverages, pharmaceutical, electronics and automotive. The new 62,000 sq. ft. plant and distribution center includes state of the art converting equipment, allowing Arconvert to serve the North American market with premium self-adhesive label stock quickly and efficiently.

Pere Espelt, Commercial Director at Arconvert, shared his perspective: “With Arconvert’s established reputation for premium wine and spirit labels in the European market, this expansion puts us in an exciting position to introduce North America to the tremendous possibilities available with our products.”

“With Arconvert’s launch of the Manter brand in North America, HP Indigo customers and end users will greatly benefit from the vast array of impressive new products to select from,” said Alon Bar-Shany, Vice President and General Manager of HP’s Indigo Press Division. “This announcement supports the strong growth and opportunities within the labels and packaging market, especially as we prepare to launch the new 8000 label platform at drupa 2016. As leaders in the digital printing world, HP and Fedrigoni Group have had a strong partnership, and Arconvert’s expansion into this new market will only help continue the growth of our relationship."

 “As the only other North American member of Fedrigoni Group, we are pleased to welcome our Arconvert colleagues to the U.S.” said Bob Niesen, President and CEO of GPA. We look forward to collaborating with them to ensure a smooth integration into our shared facility and support their success.”

Arconvert and its products will be on display at Dscoop in San Antonio, Texas from April 14-16, and at Label Expo 2016 in Chicago, Illinois from September 13-15, 2016. Attendees are encouraged to stop by to discover how this new range of luxury labeling solutions can take their brands to a higher level.

 For more information on Arconvert and its products, contact Darren Headland, Vice President of Sales at d_headland@manter.es.

 

 

Fedrigoni, based in Verona, Italy, is a leading international group focused on the manufacturing, converting and sales of premium value-added specialty papers, security products, and self-adhesive products with a rich history dating back to 1888. As a specialty manufacturer of fine Italian papers for designers, end-users, and printers, they distribute to over 80 countries worldwide. The Group owns the Fedrigoni and Fabriano brands, among others; Fabriano paper has over 750 years of history to its name, a part of Italy’s cultural heritage, and is chosen every year by millions of students and artists throughout the world. Within Fedrigoni, the Fabriano Security division produces bank notes paper (enriched with high-tech security features) and is one of the few companies trusted by Central Banks worldwide for producing the most sophisticated currencies.

 

Arconvert, founded as part of Fedrigoni Group in 1989, is a world-class manufacturer of self-adhesive papers and films with 3 production facilities around the world in Italy, Brazil and Spain. With a capacity to produce over 400 million sq. ft. of self-adhesive substrates, Arconvert serves a variety of industries including the food, textile, cosmetic, medical, and electronic sectors. The company is also known for the Manter brand of luxury labeling products that are specifically designed for the wine and spirits market.

 

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