QLM opens production facility in Vietnam

Australia-headquartered QLM Group has opened a new manufacturing facility under QLM Label Makers Vietnam - Hoang Ha Label in Ho Chi Minh City to meet the increasingly diverse Vietnamese and broader Asia-Pacific market demands.

The newly designed factory consists of areas focused on different printing technologies, including flexo label printing, offset printing for soft folded cartons, digital printing technology for labels and sheets as well as the newly installed digital flexible packaging printing and finishing equipment.

The investment in upgraded equipment and expanded production lines provide enhanced options and productivity for the label and packaging market, particularly in the emerging flexible packaging area.

The event also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the QLM Group and the 25th anniversary of Hoang Ha Label, Vietnam's oldest privately owned label manufacturer.

The leadership team from the QLM Group joined over 200 guests to reflect on the group's journey and have an opportunity to experience the latest state-of-the-art equipment and technologies in operation.

Speaking at the event, Dang Tan Khoa, managing director of HHLC-QLM Vietnam, said: 'From a modest scale with a few 1-2 color flatbed machines, HHLC-QLM Vietnam has expanded the factory to 6,000 square meters, offering diverse services to provide comprehensive labeling and packaging solutions for domestic and international partners.


'Over the years, we have consistently prioritized technology as the focal point of our development. We are committed to continually upgrading technology and technical standards to adapt to the market's diverse needs.'

In 1997, HHLC-QLM Vietnam pioneered applying 6-color letterpress printing in Vietnam. In 2014, the company adopted Vietnam's first HP Indigo digital label press, and now in 2023, HHLC-QLM Vietnam has further invested in HP Indigo digital flexible packaging - installing Vietnam's first HP 20000 press.

The company intends to expand its flexible packaging services, including a stand-up pouch, three-sided seal, center seal, sachets, and box bottom bag.

Sarah Hooper, Australian consul general in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, officially opened the new production facility.

During the opening event, Simon Pugh, managing director of the QLM Group, commented: 'Today, as we celebrate 50 years of providing labels and packaging, we do so with our eyes firmly to the future.

'We continue to build an international company, managed locally respecting local customs and traditions, whilst investing in the technology and people to ensure we deliver you innovative and effective label and packaging solutions that meet the needs of today's ESG environment.'