- Adds streamlined, flexible end-to-end in-line production from rolls
- Press is ‘good for us, good for Gallus and good for our customers’
UAE-based packaging printer Al Mawrid has ordered a Gallus ICS 670 in-line folding carton converting system, configured to provide the company with streamlined in-line production capabilities.
Al Mawrid Printing & Advertising is a commercial and packaging printer operating out of Sharjah, one of the seven Emirates that make up the UAE.
It is part of the Thomsun Group, and manufactures deluxe packaging and high-end folding cartons for cosmetic, tobacco and food products.
Streamlined and more flexible
Gallus said the investment in the ICS 670 system will enable Al Mawrid to add streamlined, and more flexible, end-to-end in-line production of folding carton blanks from rolls to its traditional sheet-based folding carton production.
Al Mawrid signed the order for the Gallus ICS 670 at Drupa 2012, specifying a roll unwinder, two gravure units, a module for cold foiling application and lamination, seven HiDef flexo printing modules, and a Gallus FCL 670 in-line flat-bed die cutter.
Trio of benefits
TK Babukutty, general manager at Al Mawrid, said: ‘First of all, it was the enormous flexibility as a result of the platform principle that persuaded us to invest in the Gallus ICS 670.
‘Second, it offers several exciting refinements for quick make-readies and changeovers, so that our entire system is now more productive.
‘Third, the machine system's modular concept was another vital aspect. It gives us a whole host of uplift options for finishing the printed cartons.
‘Very soon we will introduce screen printing and if we have to add extra screen printing units or hot foiling in the future that is also possible – we can add or replace at any time.’
Thomsun group managing director KV Thomas added: ‘The press buy is good for us, good for Gallus and good for our customers.
‘We work with global brands and the quality has to be equal to that in the US or EU. Consistency is crucial for brand owners because if there’s any compromise on the standard of the packaging then the buyer may think the product is a copy even though it’s the same.’
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