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06 February 2019

Bobst Die-Cutter Reaches 300th Milestone

Bobst Reaches 300th Milestone
Bobst announced the 300th sale of the Mastercut, a major milestone for the company and its iconic die-cutter. The 300th machine was sold to Avance Cartón, a manufacturer of corrugated cardboard sheets, containers and packaging, based in Madrid.

Originally launched in 2006, Mastercut is associated with high productivity and product quality, with high running speeds, fewer stops, shorter make-readies and matchless quality. Over the years, it has been regularly updated to match the rapidly evolving needs of customers.
Mastercut was originally launched in two sizes: 1.7 and 2.1 metres wide. Thanks to its larger size, it resulted in improved productivity. Many innovative add-on solutions followed. Some features are still unique in the industry today.

Take power register, for example. The sheet feeding system is designed for corrugated board, enabling accurate positioning of each board before it is die-cut, resulting in the best possible print-to-cut register. As well as being a huge quality benefit for corrugated box manufacturers, this feature has also proven to be an ideal solution in the litho-laminated industry, improving productivity and changing the way litho-laminated is converted.
Anello Meloro, Product Sales Director at Bobst, who sold the 300th Mastercut to Avance Cartón said, ‘When you consider the pace of change with modern technology, the fact that Mastercut remains an industry-leading die-cutter after 12 years says everything. Clients such as Avance Cartón who invested in Mastercut machines almost from the very beginning have seen huge benefits to their businesses over the last decade.’
Avance Cartón is part of Grupo Petit, a private packaging business owned by the Petit Family. They operate several facilities, producing paper, corrugated board and folding carton. Avance Cartón was created by Grupo Petit to serve customers around Madrid with corrugated packaging. The company is able to provide any type of corrugated box with the highest printing quality thanks to several Bobst Masterline. As well as a die-cutter Mastercut, Masterline consists of a loader, Masterflex-HD print units, a blank separator with automatic bundle arrangement and a palletiser.

Miguel Petit Vilaró, Director at Grupo Petit said, ‘At Grupo Petit, we think it is important to have the complete line from the same company, enabling as much automation as possible, keeping quality high and costs low. We have purchased many complete Masterline machines over the years. And the key decision factors were always the same: productivity, size, reliability and automation of the full line. Quality of customer service is also very important. We have enjoyed a very long relationship with Bobst based on trust and dedication in both directions.’

In total, Grupo Petit has purchased seven die-cutters Mastercut. The one most recently purchased – the 300th ever sold – is the second one for Avance Cartón. The aim is to increase capacity for the company.