UAE-based Al Mawrid Printing & Advertising, a unit of the Thomsun Group, has invested in a second Heidelberg ICS multi-process web-fed press to meet the increasing demand for highly finished packaging.
Al Mawrid Printing & Advertising is engaged in producing a variety of packaging, including food packaging, bakery boxes, medicine boxes, perfume boxes, kraft boxes, e-flute boxes, duplex and food board printed boxes, PE coated board printed boxes, and special packaging board printing.
The firm, which had purchased its first Heidelberg in-line flexo press in 2012, plans to install the second inline flexo press at its facility in Dubai to expand production capacity.
Heidelberg said that the combination of a Heidelberg ICS, with a printing width of 670mm, and an in-line die-cutting machine, Heidelberg FCL, was intended for the production of cigarette packaging.
The second Heidelberg ICS multi-process press to be installed for Al Mawrid will feature modular units for cold-foiling, gravure printing, inline die-cutting and embossing.
Al Mawrid production manager Justin Ninan said: “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.
“We do exclusively have Heidelberg printing equipment for many years. Therefore it has been 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.”
The investment in the second press comes as the Al Mawrid has identified demand growth in the Middle East and Africa for highly finished packaging.
Image: A Heidelberg ICS multi-process web-fed press. Photo: courtesy of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.