Heidelberg Successfully Expands its Business in the Asian Pacific Market
Printers rely on well-proven platform of the Speedmaster CD
Packaging printing up and coming in Vietnam and Thailand
Emerging markets go green
Best value for money: Speedmaster SM 74 boosts productivity
at commercial printshops
Printers in emerging countries increasingly invest in technology
made by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg).
Particularly the market for packaging printing is growing: A
recovering economy in various countries in the Asian Pacific region
has led to improved consumer confidence and increased consumer
spending. Demand for consumer goods, and consequently for their
packaging has also increased. Food, non-food and beverages
categories registered positive packaging unit volume growth.
Increased demand for product quality and safety, have prodded
packaging printers to innovate and invest in high quality
Packaging printers from Vietnam are mainly investing in a press
that is able to handle thick substrates: the Speedmaster CD 102.
Viethung Packaging invested in a Speedmaster CD 102
six-color with coater and extended delivery, which was recently
installed in Hung Yen. The press complements a Speedmaster XL 105
five-color, installed in 2009. Viethung primarily prints folding
cartons for the electronic industry in Vietnam.
Packaging and Label printer Khatoco has installed a new
Speedmaster CD 102-6+L in May. Binh-Tan-based Khatoco, one of the
leading packaging printers in Vietnam, is producing cigarette
packaging and labels for the growing beer label industry in
Vietnam. The new press runs alongside a Speedmaster XL 75-LY-6LX,
which had been installed in 2008.
As one of the leading
printing houses in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, Viettel
Printing has signed an order for two Speedmaster CD 102-6+L X
UV. The presses are to be installed at the company's premises Ho
Chi Min City and Hanoi. What's more: The order includes a complete
postpress packaging order: Polar systems, two Easy Gluers EG 100
folder gluers and a Variamatrix 105. The company mainly produces
boxes for cosmetics, as well as pharmaceutical, industrial, candy
and food boxes.
Thailand is growing in high-end printing
folding carton manufacturer S. Silpa in Nonthaburi started
their humble business with a SORZ. Founded in 1958, the company
grew fast and is today employing around 300 staff. S. Silpa is
continuously developing its quality system. Equipped with a
considerable range of Heidelberg presses - one Speedmaster CD 74,
three Speedmaster CD 102 presses, and a Speedmaster XL 75 - the
latest press, a Speedmaster CX 102 eight-color with coater and UV,
will be installed shortly. Part of the deal is a Polar 137 XT
Autotrim cutting system. S. Silpa mainly produces folding cartons
for the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and consumer goods
Printing Solution Company (PSC) specializes in printing
plastics for premium boxes for the cosmetic, perfume and
healthcare industry. The Bangkok-based printer mainly supplies
Japanese manufacturers. The company, established in 2002, is
enjoying phenomenal growth resulting in a new Heidelberg press
being purchased annually: The recently installed Speedmaster XL
75-8+L UV works alongside a Speedmaster XL 75-6+L UV, a Speedmaster
CD 74-6+L UV, a Speedmaster CD 74-5+L UV and a Speedmaster SM
74-5+L UV. PCS's management consults Heidelberg Thailand on a
regular basis to brush up their knowledge on the latest technology.
L.L.H Printing & Packaging (LLH) in Samut Prakan,
already equipped with a Speedmaster CD 102 six-color with coater
from Heidelberg, recently decided to install their second
Speedmaster CD 102-6+L in an elevated version. LLH not only opted
for Heidelberg because of quality, reliability and Heidelberg
Thailand's after sales service, but also because the majority of
their international customers insist on packaging products being
manufactured on Heidelberg presses.
S. Pack and Print (S. Pack) Company Limited, based in
Songkhla, engages in the manufacture and sale of corrugated and
duplex board packaging products and also provides offset printing
services in two factories. The print shop recently completed the
installation of a Speedmaster CD 102-4+L. In the past, the company
was equipped with used equipment from various suppliers. After the
Japanese company Oji bought a shareholding of S. Pack in 2011, the
production was restructured - the used equipment did not meet their
expectations. Since S. Pack's customers are satisfied with the
performance of the Speedmaster CD 102, the company plans to
purchase a second Speedmaster CD 102-6+L for a third factory to be
opened early next year.
Green Life Printing, a new Thai print shop established as a
partnership project between the companies HN Group and Print City,
definitely is a green printer. The customer decided in favor of a
Speedmaster SM 102 four-color press and benefits from Heidelberg
Thailand's knowledge on green printing and HEI ECO. Green printers
project a growingly positive image to the market.
The ideal press for commercial print shops: India's commercial
and packaging printers primarily opt for the Speedmaster SM 74 from
Commercial and packaging printer Ratna Offsets Ltd.
installed a brand-new Speedmaster SM 74 four-color plus a Polar
cutter 115 XC Plus. In addition, the customer signed for a
Suprasetter A 75 to be installed in fiscal year 2013. The
Ahmadabad-based company employs a workforce of around 50. The
Speedmaster SM 74 is an ideal printing press for commercial print
shops focusing on solid growth. Owner Dr. Vipul Shanker Pandya
founded his company in 1980.
New-Delhi-based Maatti Design recently installed a
Speedmaster SM 74 five-color standard pile machine. The company,
founded in 2005, consists of a team of product designers from
various fields of expertise. The former competition customer
invested in Heidelberg and now works with his first sheetfed offset
printing press in their press room. The commercial and packaging
printer also decided in favor of a new Polar cutter.
A brand new Speedmaster SM 74-4-H has been installed at
Modest Graphics in Delhi.Also a former competition customer,
Modest Graphics invested for the first time in Heidelberg. The
decision in favor of Heidelberg resulted from two facts: best
technology and best value for money. With the new machine
installed, the company successfully started its export business.
Agarwal Print Media (Agarwal), a commercial and packaging
printer located in the small district Meerut at Uttar Pradesh,
has made a big step forward: The company with a workforce of more
than 50 has installed a brand new Speedmaster SM 74 four-color, a
Suprasetter A 105 and a Polar 115 XC Plus cutting machine. Agarwal,
which almost concluded a deal with a competitor, has built a new
state-of-the-art building to have their machines running under one
New Delhi-based commercial printer India Offset just
installed a new Speedmaster CD 102 four-color. Before the new press
was commissioned, the print shop had been running A1 size presses
from a competitor. With the new Speedmaster CD 102 the productivity
level is now at least four times higher than before. India Offset
supplies the government, corporations, and organizations all over
India with magazines, annual reports, books, labels, calendars,
folders and much more.
Kamala Printing Press is a commercial printer with a
workforce of around 30. Based in Varanasi, a district of Eastern
Uttar Pradesh, the customer has invested in a Speedmaster SM 74-4,
which is just being shipped from Germany to India. The Speedmaster
SM 74 is the first brand new press in this area and will replace a
second hand competition machine.
Malaysia's first Speedmaster SX 102 eight-color perfecting press
goes to Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Bhd (PNMB).
owned unit of the Ministry of Finance opted for the Heidelberg
press on the occasion of drupa 2012. The growing customer demand
for fast turnaround times and excellent quality at a reasonable
prize prompted PNMB to invest in Heidelberg's latest technology.
Established in 1888, PNMB was incorporated in 1993 becoming wholly
owned by the Ministry of Finance in Malaysia. The company's
services include general printing, variable data printing, security
printing as well as document and imaging management solutions. PNMB
is located in Putrajaya, a planned city located 25km south of Kuala
Lumpur. Since 1999, Putrajaya has served as the federal
administrative center of Malaysia.
Singapore commercial printer Asiawide Print Holdings Pte Ltd.
is committed to delivering high quality by means of
latest technology. Following the investment in a Stahlfolder Ti 52
in 2011, the company decided to install a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL
75 in late January 2012. Additional orders include the latest
Prinect Pressroom Manager and the Prinect mobile solutions. Reasons
for the print shop's choice are manifold: the well-known brand,
reliability as well as the expertise of the Heidelberg staff and
commitment in providing total solutions.
Mr. Hung, owner of Viethung Packaging Hanoi,
pictured with Douglas Mooney, Product Management Heidelberg Asia
Pacific, and the Rieckermann Vietnam installation team.
The Speedmaster CD 102 is the all-rounder for a
wide variety of applications. The press combines convenient
automation with straightforward operation. Its sophisticated
technology processes a whole host of substrates - from lightweight
paper to board.
Thai company Green Life Printing benefits from the
productivity, quality, reliability, and cost-effectiveness of
Heidelberg's Speedmaster SM 102. Pictured: representatives of Green
Life Printing, Heidelberg Thailand's sales team and René
Ludvigsen (fourth from left), Head of Sales for the Region Asia
Pacific and Managing Director Heidelberg Graphics (Thailand) Ltd
Dr. Vipul Shanker Pandya, owner of commercial and
packaging print shop Ratna Offsets in Ahmadabad, India, invested in
a Speedmaster SM 74-4 to increase productivity.
Various printers in the Asian Pacific region opt
for the Speedmaster SM 74. The two- and four-color models are the
ideal presses for print shops with a professional approach to
satisfying growing customer requirements or a desire to grow in a
changed market environment.
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