From left: Lamberto Tassi (President Sitma S.p.A.), Aris Ballestrazzi (President Sitma Machinery S.p.A.), Felix Stirnimann (Muller Martini Corporate Management) and Alois Hochstrasser (Managing Director of Muller Martini Marketing AG) sign the cooperation agreement between Muller Martini and Sitma.
The machine manufacturers, Muller Martini (Switzerland) and Sitma (Italy) have signed a business cooperation agreement. Graphic Arts Industries will now benefit from a wide range of systems for inserting and for single copy film wrapping as well as a comprehensive technical support.
The markets for both inserts and individually film wrapped publications are growing worldwide. Film wrapping provides a high level of protection in transport and ensures that printed products, along with inserts, gadgets and coupons reach the reader in a compact package and in excellent quality. In addition, contrary to paper wrapping, film wrapping has a proven extra environmental bonus. Several countries require subscription magazines to be film-wrapped for delivery by mail. More and more companies within the Graphic Arts are investing in in-line and off-line systems to enhance their saddle stitchers and perfect binders.
In order to offer customers a wide range of inserting and film wrapping systems as well as comprehensive technical support to ensure a high level of availability of the machines, the Swiss print finishing specialist Muller Martini and the Italian company Sitma, a market leader in packaging and mailroom systems, have entered into a partnership. “With this cooperation, we are extending our range of flexible production systems equipped with intelligent automation,” say Felix Stirnimann of Muller Martini Corporate Management and Aris Ballestrazzi, President of Sitma Machinery S.p.A. “Our customers will have a higher level of investment security and will thus be able to significantly optimize the use of their machines.”