Libako Packaging, a Kolkata-based print and packaging specialist, has boosted its production efficiencies after installing a Gallus ECS 340, a flexo press with UV application, in-line foiling, lamination, and die-cutting.
The company operates a factory in Kolkata, India, spread across 45,000 sqft dedicated to offset, digital, and large format printing, pre-press, and post-press along with other fabrication machinery, while the second newly constructed 9,000 sqft eco-space at Jalpath, Kolkata, is a one-stop provider for premium quality products output.
‘We want to diversify into a complete packaging solution provider with wide service offerings. We are more concerned over the environment, and hence, we have set up our new factory adhering to all eco-friendly norms at Jalpath,’ said Balai Adhikary, director at Libako Packaging.
Libako decided to invest in the Gallus ECS 340 during the pandemic of 2020. The flexo press was installed and inaugurated at the plant in the presence of family members and well-wishers.
‘We prefer to invest proven technology along with innovation, brand value, versatility. We examined all the presses and their configuration, where Gallus flexo press stood out as the leader for us,’ added Adhikary. ‘We were awestruck by the print quality, registration with minimal wastage, and the support from Heidelberg India’s service team. Process flexibility and ease of use were among the other highlights of Gallus ECS 340, which helped us to seal the decision.
‘We are extremely happy with the full journey of Gallus ECS 340 discussion, along with the service provided by Heidelberg India. Amid the pandemic and lockdown, they did a fantastic job installing the new press in a record time of just six days upon receipt of the equipment at our site. The whole Gallus and Heidelberg team were extremely cooperative and supportive. We are impressed with the excellent print quality, which was as per our expectations, and it has set benchmark during ongoing print trials.’
The Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) of the press is defined by various factors, including available time, quality, machine production speed, as it is the mantra towards the success of label converter.
‘The equipment automation in Gallus ECS 340 ensures the highest level of OEE to us; the dedicated service and print application support from Heidelberg and Gallus team helped us reduce material waste and time loss in production and job changeovers, resulting in high productivity. These are some of the driving factors to be with Heidelberg and Gallus family,’ added Adhikary.
Narendra Kulkarni, regional product manager for Asia at Gallus and sales responsible for India, commented: ‘We are truly happy to be part of Libako’s success story of Gallus ECS 340, and we welcome the whole Libako team at the Heidelberg and Gallus family.’