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  • 18 Mar 2022

Nordvalls orders fifth Gallus Labelmaster press

Nordvalls has ordered its fifth Gallus Labelmaster 440 Advanced

Scandinavian self-adhesive label specialist, Nordvalls has ordered its fifth Gallus Labelmaster 440 Advanced, a 10-color flexo press with two screen printing stations, as part of its five-year plan to drive increased press consistency.

With food and beverage jobs representing 50 percent of work for Nordvalls, the new Gallus Labelmaster will be installed at its Sjöbo based facility in April 2022. It will be used to support business growth from existing customers and jobs from its sister companies. It is the fifth Labelmaster installation in the space of five years.

According to Nordvalls, its choice of Gallus was due to confidence in the supplier relationship – one that began in 1965 and with 24 press installations to date - and Gallus’ ability to understand its business and vision. The decision to choose the Gallus Labelmaster came down to three key competitive advantages - press flexibility, high print quality, and increased efficiency savings - enabling minimized down-time.

The increase in press flexibility will be delivered by the Labelmaster’s modular design, enabling Nordvalls to configure the press to its exact needs, but with the option to add equipment in the future. The Labelmaster’s register control system will deliver high print quality, and its intuitive press design with lightweight gearless cylinders will enable quick set-up time.

‘In terms of press efficiency, we expected to make savings of around 7 percent with our existing Gallus Labelmasters, but we’re actually achieving closer to 10 percent,’ said Patrik Jenemark, managing director of Nordvalls. ‘In combination with other benefits, this gain has contributed to dramatic improvements in productivity, customer satisfaction, profitability, and, importantly, a reduction in waste.

‘Our story with Gallus is one of an enduring and extremely valuable customer/supplier relationship. In 2016, we met with Ferdi Rüesch and his team to outline our vision and business objectives, and together, we made short- and long-term plans as to necessary press installs to manage our expected growth. Key to this process is Gallus’ partnership approach, which often sees them scaling back our technology aspirations, suggesting press choices that better fit our needs and saving us money.’

Ferdinand Rüesch, anchor shareholder at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen (Heidelberg) and senior vice president of global key accounts at Gallus, added: ‘We are obviously delighted with this new Labelmaster order at Nordvalls, and the impact the technology is having on the business. For us, this is a perfect example of what can be achieved when a business works in harmony with a supplier who understands their vision, and not just their immediate needs.’

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