swissQprint reduces environmental footprint with regional supply


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swissQprint, the leading manufacturer of high-quality large format flatbed and roll to roll UV printers, represented by Pigment Reklam in the Turkish market, adopts sustainability as a fundamental principle with its production process and corporate vision as well as its products. By acting within the regional supply chain during the production phase, the company thus minimizes its environmental footprint and makes a significant contribution to the regional economy.

Accepting the regional supply chain principle as a guiding principle, swissQprint, based in Kriessern, Switzerland, supplies 70% of its machine parts from suppliers within an 80 km radius. Thus, the company minimizes CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions in the production process. Considering that a swissQprint large format printer consists of 3 thousand parts, the environmental gain provided by this step attracts more attention.

Machine assemblies are all carried out in-house

Placing the strategy of short delivery distances for supply at the centre of the company’s sustainability policy, swissQprint develops and produces 100% of its printers at its own headquarters. In order to reduce the environmental impact and strengthen the regional economy, the company supplies all of the external surfaces and mechanical parts of the machines from suppliers within a 10 km radius of Kriessern. In addition, it produces and assembles the massive machine frame in its welding workshop on the ground floor of its headquarters.

swissQprint supplies all of the external surfaces and mechanical parts of the machines from suppliers within a 10 km radius of Kriessern Image Source: swissQprint
swissQprint supplies all of the external surfaces and mechanical parts of the machines from suppliers within a 10 km radius of Kriessern Image Source: swissQprint

Regional supply contributes to the regional economy and social projects

swissQprint, 80% of whose suppliers are Swiss companies, represents an important value-creating force for both the country and the economy of the region where its headquarters is located. The company shows its commitment to the Swiss industry and also makes a difference with its social responsibility projects. Among the company’s local suppliers is RHYBOOT, a social economy enterprise that provides living and working spaces for people with disabilities. This partnership exemplifies swissQprint’s endeavours to do business in an ecologically as well as socially sound way.

An environmentally friendly printing with swissQprint Greentech

swissQprint carries out important work for a green printing industry not only with its production processes but also with the printing solutions it develops and offers to the market. With swissQprint Greentech (Greentechnology), print manufacturers continue to produce high value while keeping their ecological footprint small. This vision, which is an important step towards an environmentally friendly printing industry, places equal value on maximum customer benefit and environmental protection. The company carries out extensive local collaborations in the machine production process and meets more than half of its operational electricity consumption from solar energy.

Since the UV printing process does not require heating and ventilation, the energy needs of the machines are low. swissQprint UV LED large format printers consume an average of 2.2 kW of electricity, which is equivalent to the energy consumption of a kettle. LED lamps consume very little electricity and have low emissions. The lifespan of swissQprint products is more than ten years. These printing solutions require low maintenance, fewer servicing needs and fewer consumable part replacements. swissQprint printers, which do not contain any harmful substances for human health, also largely prevent ozone emissions with UV LED technology. In addition to VOC-free and Greenguard Gold certified paints, LED technology also eliminates the problem of mercury waste.

Engin Buz
Engin Buz
After graduating from the Department of Journalism in the Faculty of Communication at Ankara University, Mr. Engin Buz completed his master's degree in Yıldız Technical University's Department of Political Science and International Relations. In 2000, he began his career as a reporter working in various publishing companies and he has prepared culture-art and economic news. Working as an editor in publications for the textile industry since 2009, Buz has started to work at Textilegence established in 2013. Engin Buz is currently preparing business news for the textile and digital printing industries prominently.

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