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Customer Case  | Agfa, Mortsel, Belgium  | 08 November 2019

Stibo Complete and Agfa enter into a partnership with a strong focus on the environment

Stibo Complete, Scandinavia’s leading printed marketing solutions provider, has chosen Agfa's ECO³ solution (which stands for economy, ecology and extra convenience), which also entails the investment in a new fully automatic plate production site where plate loading is done using a robot.

The full ECO³ solution from Agfa will enable Stibo Complete to increase quality and productivity while achieving a significant reduction in the consumption of chemistry, water and electricity.

“Not only do we achieve savings for the environment, there is also a focus on our employees’ work environment”, says Svend Erik Grue Nielsen, Operations and Development Manager at Stibo Complete. “With the new robotic solution for plate loading, the Stibo Complete employees avoid lifting 230 tons of plates a year. Thanks to the agreement, which also includes Agfa’s Energy Elite Eco printing plates, Arkana smart developers and Avalon N platesetters, we will achieve a reduction of more than 15,000 liters of chemistry, 130,000 liters of drinking water and 10,000 liters of chemical waste – all to the greater benefit of the environment!”

“We are really looking forward to implementing this new setup in the spring of 2020”, says Svend Erik Grue Nielsen. “A strategic plan has been developed for Stibo Complete, which includes a whole range of investments and acquisitions of companies. One of the conditions for its success is the configuration of our print business to handle a larger output with less resources. The investment in this new state-of-the-art plate robot-driven workflow solution from Agfa supports this particular journey.”

“In choosing a supplier, it has been crucial that we could create an efficient and advanced setup that simultaneously reduces our environmental and energy impact. Many companies in our business brag about environmental improvements, but very few companies actually walk the talk. At Stibo Complete, we take the reduction of our environmental impact seriously through continuous enhancements,” states Svend Erik Grue Nielsen.

“Stibo Complete has a strong focus on the environment. With our latest developments in software, environment-friendly solutions for minimal chemistry and water consumption, as well as our focus on automation and a safer work environment, Agfa is the right partner for them,” says Michael Boeriis, International Key Account Manager at Agfa.

Interested in an environment-friendly (ECO³) solution from Agfa in your offset production? Or do you want to learn more about how you can automate and optimize your production? Contact us for more info.

ECO³

ECO³

Agfa is committed to sustainable innovation that focuses on ecology, economy, and extra convenience—or ECO³. Our hardware, software and consumables make your prepress and printing operations cleaner, more cost-effective and easier to operate and maintain. The ultimate goal? More value for your entire printing business!


Plate loading automation using robotics

Plate loading automation using robotics

Agfa’s plate loading robot boosts productivity of the Avalon N36/ N40 VLF platesetters. It feeds 2 production lines and handles up to 5 plate sizes.

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