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Al Mawrid Printing & Advertising, a unit of the Thomsun Group has ordered a second Heidelberg ICS multi-process web-fed press to take care of developing business sector demand for highly finished packaging. It is also to be noted that In 2012, Al Mawrid ordered its first Heidelberg in-line flexo press. The combination of a Heidelberg ICS, with a printing width of 670mm, and an in-line die-cutting machine, Heidelberg FCL, was mainly meant for the production of cigarette packaging. After the fruitful and proficient production with the first installation, Al Mawrid has returned and requested another Heidelberg ICS. The press, comprising of flexo and gravure printing and diverse changing over modules which will be installed soon that expects to drive Al Mawrid's development.
Roger Nicodeme from Heidelberg Gulf, commented, “Al Mawrid was looking to purchase a machine to increase their efficiency and to accommodate all their requirement for more than six months and after seeing our support they opted to go again with us.”
Talking about the reason for opting Heidelberg, Biju George, general sales manager from Heidelberg Gulf, said, “The machine features a complete integration of all press and peripheral components with Prinect Press Center. Again, it has a combination of UV press with separate wash up cycle. Finally, the logistics options from Heidelberg for feeder and delivery allows them to quicken the process.”
Justin Ninan, production manager at Al Mawrid, commented: "The excellent flexo printing and value-adding quality of products that were printed on our first ICS excite our customers. What we internally especially appreciate about the flexo printing press is the easy operation, the low maintenance, the combination of various printing and converting methods within one machine and the enormous output combined with reliability and high uptime.
He further added, "We have exclusively operated Heidelberg printing equipment for many years. Therefore, there was no question to invest in a Heidelberg press again. We do have great synergies, especially in the usage of tools, spare parts and operator know-how. Plus we can increase production reliability as we are able to switch printing jobs very easy."