Heidelberg has seen an uptick in customers in the US, Canada, and Mexico installing various Gallus narrow web presses in locations across North America over the past 18 months, with many opting for RCS, ECS, and Labelmaster machines.
‘After the initial boom of Covid-related business, our label customers quickly realized that they needed to add capacity and increase their efficiency to get products off the floor faster,’ said Felix Mueller, president of Heidelberg North America. ‘We saw both existing customers and customers who have never purchased from us turning to Gallus machines for their known reliability, industry-leading registration, and ability to do various processes inline.’
Customers invested in new machines and Screeny products, Gallus’s line of screen-printing plates for the narrow web market, which can be integrated into Gallus machines to achieve effects through screen printing that are not possible in pure flexographic printing. According to the company, this has become a particular market trend as the raised effects help products stand out on the shelf.
‘Unlike many suppliers, we can deliver a whole solution for every production environment: machine, consumables, service, and application support by label experts. During the most challenging times, Heidelberg is a partner who is there for you from start to finish,’ added Mueller.