Founded in 1973 by the current managing director Pietro Prati, the company's main field of activity focuses on the label printing market by offering machines for the post-press finishing of self-adhesive labels.

With its mechanical expertise and technical accuracy, PRATI is able to fully anticipate the needs of label printers working in operations such as rewinding, inspection, labels and plastic film slitting or die-cutting and overprinting in 1-2 colours.

Technology and Products

The company's state-of-the-art technologies include electronically driven brushless motors, self-sharpening knives, as well as the innovative and patented glue-less turret rewind of VEGAplus system. The company cooperates with primary manufacturing industries in order to integrate their printing and inspection solutions to its finishing lines.

PRATI's range of machines provides versatile solutions and increased productivity at a lower cost. It is divided into various product lines, designed to offer efficiency, ease of use and quality: inspection systems specific for the pharmaceutical segment, systems for overprinting and video inspection, modular converting lines and inspection machines with die-cutting unit.

For the pharmaceutical market segment company has a solution of PHARMACHECK. It is a modular system with labels videocontrol cutting features and double inspection system.

Another production line from company is VEGAplus. It is a converting line featuring a modular platform. It can be equipped with multiple die-cutting units, 1 to 2 flexo or inkjet units for printing or varnishing and can also be integrated with inspection control. In addition to the production of blank labels, VEGAplus performs automatic registered die-cutting of pre-printed labels with short set-up time. The VEGAplus BOOKLET is able to apply -under register- a booklet label on the base label. The booklet labels are laminated using a rotary lamination unit and then die-cut in register and rewound. The VEGAplus BOOKLET can produce five kinds of labels: standard, coupon, flat- curved- and thick booklet. The most recent models of the VEGAplus line showcases advanced automated solutions such as the ability to upload jobs with remote connection to a front-end and a completely new visual communication system.

JUPITER, SATURN and URANUS are the ideal solutions to combine good technical features with a limited budget into a fully reliable inspection slitter rewinding machine. These machines process paper and plastic labels, booklet labels, unsupported paper and plastic substrates, special anticounterfeiting labels, cardboard, as well as aluminum and delicate media. The new URANUS TSIJ 180 is a machine which can install inkjet, braille and D.O.D. printing heads, for overprinting of variable data on 180 mm webs.

Vision and Strategy

Company has 30% of local sales and recently added Oman and Thailand to increase export to 70%. The turn over in 2010 is doubled mainly because of 'investment in R&D with 4 new machines' as per company. Company plans to develop further its technology to laser die cutting and liner less labels. Company has also increased it network by signing agreement with machine manufacturer Nilpeter to cover the Benelux region. In Brazil Mquinas Materiais Grficos Gutenberg and in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Philippine, Drex-Chem Technologies will represent