Litalsa: Alava's lithography

Company

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Litalsa works with the world's largest manufacturers of packaging and metal products, providing coating and off-set high quality printing services on metal plates, that customers turn into a variety of containers and closures: from classic tin cans for food to aerosol cans, decorative packaging, twist off caps and crowns.
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We are pioneers in the use of the latest technology in the field of lithography, which applied to metal plates, is intended for a wide variety of markets.

To become industry leaders globally Litalsa's policy has been to pursue a continuous monitoring and implementation of the best technologies on the market, partnering up with key leading companies in machinery, R & D and major suppliers. Litalsa has recently acquired the most advanced printer in the market, being the first of its kind to be installed worldwide; has been nominated as best Company for the Best European Business Award 2015; and has being selected as the best printer in the world 2015 by the company KBA.


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Furthermore, the industrial sector in which Litalsa performs requires a high degree of Know-How. One of Litalsa’s major strengths relay on the high level of training and experience of its employees. This has enabled the Company to position itself as an international benchmark, being the largest independent company in the sector of lithography and varnish worldwide.

Facilities

Litalsa has an area of 35,000m2, with manufacturing facilities of 16,000 m2, distributed in 5 sections:
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Pre-press
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Cut
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Varnishing
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04
Litography
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6,500 m2 warehouse
for both reels and packages tinplate, TFS and aluminum, and a APQ.
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Sucess and achievements

Since its origins in 1972, Litalsa’s trajectory has been characterized by exceptional growth and commitment to relentless improvement and high quality.
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2016
Litalsa, awarded as top ten business in Europe in the European Business Awards
Litalsa, awarded as top ten business in Europe in the European Business Awards
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2016
Litalsa, awarded as top ten business in Europe in the European Business Awards
Litalsa, awarded as top ten business in Europe in the European Business Awards
2016
Litalsa has obtained the BRC (Brtitish Retail Consortium) standard certification.
Litalsa has obtained the BRC (Brtitish Retail Consortium) standard certification.
2015
KBA Award
World Best Printer 2015

KBA AwardWorld Best Printer 2015
2015
KBA Award
World Best Printer
KBA AwardWorld Best Printer
2015
Litalsa, nominated for
Best European Business Awards
in the national category (Spain)
Litalsa, nominated forBest European Business Awardsin the national category (Spain)
2015
METALSTAR 3 of 6 colors.
The best and most advanced printing line in the market,
being the the first one of its kind to be installed in the world.
METALSTAR 3 of 6 colors.The best and most advanced printing line in the market,being the the first one of its kind to be installed in the world.
2015
NEW OVEN with
KBA METALPRINT coater
,
in line with METALSTAR 2 of 7 colors.
Innovation in the use of UV and
conventional inks MIXED.
NEW OVEN withKBA METALPRINT coater,in line with METALSTAR 2 of 7 colors.Innovation in the use of UV andconventional inks MIXED.
2015
Implementation of artificial vision in all printing lines and the first in a varnish line.
Implementation of artificial vision in all printing lines and the first in a varnish line.
2014
New air conditioned ink storage with FIFO management.
New air conditioned ink storage with FIFO management.
2014
Tandem coater KBA
METALPRINT

Tandem coater KBAMETALPRINT
2014
Cut line
Cut line
2012
Metalstar 2 of 7 colors.
Metalstar 2 of 7 colors.
2007
Sprint with 4 colors + coater
and oven KBA Metalprint.

Sprint with 4 colors + coaterand oven KBA Metalprint.
2007
Litalsa received the
UNE-EN ISO 14001 certificate:
2004 Environmental Management.

Litalsa received theUNE-EN ISO 14001 certificate:2004 Environmental Management.
2007
The scope of UNE-EN ISO 9001 certificate is extended: 2000 Quality Control Systems: Including Hexachrome printing, varnishing with UV varnish drying and cutting of tin.
The scope of UNE-EN ISO 9001 certificate is extended: 2000 Quality Control Systems: Including Hexachrome printing, varnishing with UV varnish drying and cutting of tin.
2006
Litalsa is the first European company dedicated to the metal offset lithography to officially obtain the certificate ISO 12647-2: 2004 Graphic Technology: Color Printing Offset Management System.
Litalsa is the first European company dedicated to the metal offset lithography to officially obtain the certificate ISO 12647-2: 2004 Graphic Technology: Color Printing Offset Management System.
2001
Litalsa obtains the UNE-EN ISO 9001
certificate: 2000 Quality Control
Systems Management.

Litalsa obtains the UNE-EN ISO 9001certificate: 2000 Quality ControlSystems Management.
1998
Litalsa installs the first four color
printer Crabtree Fast-ready
Litalsa installs the first four colorprinter Crabtree Fast-ready
1997
Litalsa installs the first bicolor
printer Mailander 122.
Litalsa installs the first bicolorprinter Mailander 122.
1978
Worldwide pioneers in Metalgraphy
in the use of UV drying ink.
Worldwide pioneers in Metalgraphyin the use of UV drying ink.
1972
Litalsa is founded as a subsidiary, to serve another company of the group.
The company starts its business with a monochrome printer (Marqess Crabtree), a Maber coater and Hercia oven.
Litalsa is founded as a subsidiary, to serve another company of the group.The company starts its business with a monochrome printer (Marqess Crabtree), a Maber coater and Hercia oven.
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Staff

Management is formed by a highly professional team, significantly involved in production and product development, with a strong focus in constantly developing excellent customer service.

Currently, the crew is involved in the implementation of a new work tool: LEAN MANUFACTURING: productivity and agility (Lead Time), which shows its ongoing efforts to improve customer service.
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Market

Litalsa provides high quality products, which has made them the world's leading independent company in varnishing and lithography on metal.

70% of the Company’s production is intended for the European market, while the remaining 30% is distributed between the South American and African markets. Litalsa has clients with factories in all continents, allowing the firm to have worldwide presence in numerous sectors. Litalsa's efforts are focused in diversifying markets and a relentless expansion.

On a daily basis, and on every project, the Company’s focus is to offer products of the highest quality, remaining the leading reference on the market worldwide.
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