In 1959, after having learned the art of printer and paper technology, Carlo Granconato decided to become an entrepreneur and started in business making die forms. In those days, die forms were for the greater part made with type-founding margins and the time of the American dies had begun. Business went like a storm and Carlo decided to manufacture cutting, creasing and perforating rules in addition to brass creasing matrixes.
In 1974, Carlo and his son Massimo concentrated their energies in the study and production of self-centering creasing matrixes, thanks to which the company experienced a rapid growth both on the national market and the international scene which, at that time, was wide open. Thus in 1979, Kris Srl was created with the intention of dedicating its full time business to supplying groove creasing matrixes for box-makers and die cutting equipment with rules and machines for die-makers.
Kris started to participate in fairs relating to the sector, such as IPACK – IMA and in 1982 it attended the DRUPA in Dusseldorf, following which there was GEC and Converflex in Milan, Salon D' Emballage in Paris and JGAS in Tokyo; all exhibitions at which Kris participates in with continuous innovations to this day.
In 1977, Kris was awarded ISO 9002 quality certification for its own auto-centering creasing matrixes with an internationally recognized organization named DNV (Det Norske Veritas). The system has subsequently been implemented into the reference legislation UNI EN ISO 9001: 2008.
UNI EN ISO 9001: 2008
Machinery and Technology:
- Creasing matrix self-located
- nick grinder
- die makers equipment
- ejection sponge rubber and profiled rubber
- Graphic art
- Converting and packaging