It was a case of not just observing, but being up close and personal with the real technology, at an Open House event for OMET during PacPrint. OMET participated at PacPrint in May, with a dedicated area on the Currie Group booth, OMET’s local distributor.
The event was organised to coincide with the show in Melbourne, so potential customers of OMET’s XFlex series could visit a machine operating in commercial production. On this particular occasion, the press was the XFlex X4 440 recently installed at one of Melbourne’s leading converters.
As Claudio Piredda, OMET Area Manager explains: “Instead of bringing the machine to the exhibition, we decided that having it displayed in an actual working space would be more exciting. So, we organised the Open House at an OMET customer’s premises, something we also did four years ago during PacPrint 2013, when the same customer had its first OMET XFlex X4 370 installed.
“The attendance was impressive – most of them potential customers – who had the opportunity to see with their own eyes the capabilities of an OMET press in its native environment on the shop floor, and talk to the operators, OMET technicians and of course, the Currie Group team.
“We carried out several different jobs on both the new press and on the one installed in 2012,” said Claudio. “All the attendees were satisfied with the demonstrations, as we highlighted the real advantages of OMET technology in terms of set-up time, waste reduction and cost-saving. After a short break, all the visitors were driven back to the exhibition centre to continue their PacPrint experience. We were glad to see once again, that this special format was a huge success and we at OMET and Currie Group, were very happy with the extremely positive feedback we’ve had.”
Pic: Claudio Piredda OMET Area Manager (centre) flanked by Mark Daws and Jon Murray from Currie Group.