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 equipment.
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
Renowned 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 industries.
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.