French manufacturer Codimag has appointed Minh Duc Solutions as a new agent in Vietnam to grow its business in a booming market.
Minh Duc Solutions (MDS) is one of the leading distributors of products and services to the print sector in Vietnam and will promote Codimag’s portfolio of printing presses based on Aniflo technology on a booming Vietnamese market
‘Over the last months, we have observed the Vietnamese market growing, but due to travel restrictions, it was complicated to go there and find the right partner,’ commented Benoit Demol, CEO of Codimag. ‘Minh Duc Solutions contacted us with a project, and several others followed, so we have decided to move forward. Its knowledge of the market, its experience with other brands, and its close relationship with printers convinced us that MDS is the right partner. For example, they have recently successfully installed a press from Edale, another brand they are working with, by themselves. This is the kind of local support we were searching for and the good feeling we have with the team for successful collaboration in the long term.’
At the heart of Codimag’s presses is Aniflo technology that, using waterless offset, offers the quality of offset, the productivity of flexo, and the flexibility of digital. According to Codimag, an anilox inking system eliminates problems usually associated with offset, such as ink and water balance, ink key settings, and ghosting. Combined with fast setup, low plate and ink costs, a digital workflow, and print speeds of up to 85m/min, Aniflo presses are an alternative to traditional flexo and digital printing.
Le Phuc Tai, managing director of MDS, added: ‘We are very happy to collaborate with Codimag. The feedback from our customers is converging on very strong demand on the label and packaging market. And thanks to Aniflo, we can offer the highest printing quality, a very high level of productivity comparable with flexo, and the versatility to print jobs both short and long. With Aniflo, we then add the flexibility of the digital. Our market is booming in volume, and customers are now looking for technologies to fulfill demanding end-users requesting fast delivery time, high print quality, and shorter runs. The Aniflo technology is answering the market trends, and we are very optimistic about having a fruitful collaboration with the Codimag team.’
Codimag produces three presses based on Aniflo technology. The Viva 340 Evolution press is a stand-alone option suitable for printers with off-line finishing capabilities. The Viva 340 and Viva 420 presses offer the same features and capabilities in 340mm and 420mm widths. They can be configured with in-line finishing options that can include hot-foil, flatbed foil, fluted foil, flexo varnishing, lamination, screen printing, and die-cutting.
‘This technology can address the challenges faced by the Vietnamese market. The versatility of our Aniflo printing unit is a strong asset for converters who have to print different jobs and many applications. And we know from experience on other markets that the first customers equipped with our technology will benefit from a strategical advantage on their local competitors,’ concluded Demol.