Our History

Historical Timeline

Soldans Printing Machinery Company
1950 - 1960s

Eurograv origins date back to the 1950’s when its founder Robert Attard, left the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Regiment and started working for the Soldans Printing Machinery Company in North London as a service engineer in the mid 1960’s.

Eurograv formation

Robert was soon to make a decisive move and formed Eurograv in 1970 with Giorgio Andreotti, the inventor of the Autotypical rotogravure engraving process to promote and install Acigraf engraving lines, hence the origins of the company name.

This was formalised in 1971 as Eurograv Sales Ltd by founder Robert Attard.

Westminster Bridge Road, London
Our first office in Westminster Bridge Road, London, the heart of the UK graphical industry at that time, is opened above one of the oldest stationery suppliers in London.
Eurograv expands to include Gravure printing presses manufactured by Andreotti, Slitter rewinders, Label printing machines by ONDA and consumables for the engraving process.

Eurograv attends its first IPEX exhibition at London’s Earls Court, and exhibits a Japanese manufactured Onda hot foil label press.

Ghezzi & Annoni

Eurograv start a long relationship (till 2019) with Ghezzi & Annoni, supplying over 150 machines into the UK, Irish and North American markets.


Eurograv open “Eurograv Converting Machinery” in Morris Plaines, New Jersey, selling G&A and Pagendarm machinery to the North American adhesive tape market.

80s Prandi Extrusion Line
Eurograv enters the world of Extrusion, taking the representation of Prandi, an Italian manufacturer of Bopp and coating lines and sells its first extrusion line to Viking packaging.
Bronze Uteco Machine
Eurograv enters the world of Flexography and joins with CMF of Verona Italy, notably selling 4 VIP presses in one day. Later some of the technical and commercial staff of CMF start up Uteco Converting.
Schiavi roto gravure press 7 colors

Eurograv start work with the Schiavi Family of Piacenza & represent their range of Gravure printing presses and coater laminators; this successful partnership gives Eurograv the opportunity to sell large and complex film printing and coating lines and establishes the Schiavi brand in the UK.

Schiavi join forces with the Bobst Group, who jointly purchased the flexo company Officina Padane of Modena. Eurograv take on this new range as well as the Bobst Registron brand.  
This relationship continues until 2001 when the Bobst Group takes a majority stake in Schiavi.

Eurograv takes over the prestigious DW Renzmann agency and starts a long and fruitful cooperation resulting in over 250 machines installed within the UK and Ireland.

Mike Attard Joins Eurograv
After studying at the London Collage of Printing & working within the flexible packaging industry at foil printer MacLeans Printed Packings and Lawson Mardon Flexible as a gravure and flexo printer, Mike Attard joins the company working in administration and as a installation liaison officer.
Dolci Extruder

Eurograv re-enters the world of extrusion and represent Dolci of Milan Italy, after some successful years with Dolci and with Dolci having financial difficulties, Eurograv decide to end this relationship. Dolci installations total over 400 in the UK.

2L Contrast Rest

Eurograv start their long collaboration with FEBA, manufacturers of adhesive tape lathe slitting equipment, this complements with the Ghezzi & Annoni client base, with over 80 installed machines.


Eurograv relocates to Byfleet, Surrey to a 5000 sq/ft facility that allows for expansion of parts and consumable storage as well as the possibility to show room some machines.

Ustec flexo plate mounting machine
With continued sales of flexo presses, Eurograv embarks on a project with Ustec of Turino to design and develop a flexographic plate mounting machine, great success follows.
Camis partner UK
Ustec/Eurograv IP is sold to Camis to industrialize and develop new models of machines. Over 900 + machines are sold globally to date.

Eurograv are re- acquainted with their old friends and joins forces with Uteco Converting of Verona Italy, now established as one of the most innovative and leading players  in the flexographic press market.  

Since 2001 Eurograv has sold over 110 Uteco machines into the UK and Ireland establishing Uteco as a leading global brand.

reifenhauser partner UK

Eurograv and Kiefel extrusion start working in the field of blown film extrusion, in 2010 Reifenhauser Group of Troisdorf acquire the Kiefel company in Worms and Eurograv takes on the exclusive UK & Ireland representation of Reifenhauser Group machinery.

Unit 4 Country Business Centre Lucas Green Road West End, Woking, Surrey GU24 9LZ

Eurograv relocates to new modern facilities in Woking, still retaining a large warehousing area with the ability to refurbish machinery.

Uteco Diamond 108

Eurograv sells Uteco’s largest and fastest ever big repeat Uteco Diamond to DS Smith Belpar.

Robert Attard Retires

After 50 years in the flexo and gravure industry Robert Attard retires as Chairman of Eurograv Limited.

PureLoop Partner UK

Eurograv enters the world of recycling with Pureloop, part of the Erema group. 12 machines sold in to the UK.

Eurograv joins forces with Cason, manufacturers of slitter rewinders and sells 10 machines in 2 years to the UK & Irish markets during the most difficult period (covid) in its history.
Mike Attard Becomes MD

Mike Attard becomes Managing Director and 100% owner of Eurograv Limited with the aim on focusing on customer satisfaction and client retention, through service and continual support.


A fantastic year for Eurograv,  with a high level of customer retention and sales to new customers.  Uteco, Cason, Laser Clean, Pureloop and Camis all enjoy growth with numerous machines ordered and installed.