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Al Jawad, a packaging manufacturer based in Saudi Arabia, has invested in a 6-colour Rapida 106 sheet-fed offset press from Koenig & Bauer. The order was handled by the local Koenig & Bauer agency, Al Kharafi. The last acquisition, three years ago, was a six-colour sheetfed offset press with inline foiling unit and provisions for both conventional and UV applications. One of Al Jawad’s specialties is flexible packaging for the food and detergent industries, while the offset printing department produces primary and secondary packaging on a range of substrates up to and including corrugated board.
Ehsan Al Khars, general manager of Al Jawad, and Abdalah Al-Hareri, general manager of local Koenig & Bauer agency Al Kharafi, are both delighted with the excellent implementation of the project: “It is impressive to experience the production speeds of up to 20,000 sheets/hr on the Rapida 106. The new press replaces three older models from another manufacturer, but still offers ample production reserves. Over the course of the project, we found that the advice given by the Al Kharafi team was paramount in determining an optimum solution. This productivity gives us the desired differentiation and necessary lead on the market. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Al Kharafi.”
The new Rapida 106 features a coater, extended delivery, automatic non-stop pile changing and logistics systems for the feeder and delivery.