Goss and DG press ServiceS have confirmed the sale of a Thallo press into Russia, the first sale since the two companies formed a strategic partnership to offer their combined web offset expertise to packaging converters.
The agreement has seen Goss acquire the Thallo product line from DG press to expand its web offset packaging portfolio. DG press will continue to manufacture the Thallo press platform and service/sell the system in Europe, whilst Goss will utilize its global sales, service and distribution network to target customers in the USA, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.
Purchased by a packaging converter in Russia, as previously revealed by Labels & Labeling, the Thallo 850 system will produce high quality flexible packaging, including seed packets, and is to combine web offset printing units with in-line flexo and coating units, allowing the customer to print using a combination of offset and flexo. The system will also be equipped for UV and EB curing and will be in operation at the customer site in Moscow in the first quarter of 2017.
‘This order is testament to the productivity and quality advantages the Thallo offers,’ said Bert Schoonderbeek, managing director of Goss Europe. ‘These systems address demands for shorter runs and faster turnarounds while presenting the packaging and converting market with a more productive and cost-effective alternative for many applications.
‘There is still a lot of untapped potential in the web offset market for packaging and working with DG press gives us the opportunity to explore this potential further and bring new benefits to our customers.’
Peter Kloppers, DG press co-owner and director, added: ‘We are delighted this customer has chosen the Thallo. Its capabilities suit their requirements perfectly and we’re confident that once installed, they will see the many benefits of this system, such as the ability to produce cost-effective short runs, first hand.’