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  • 05 Apr 2021

Tung Lim Press sees increase in production with Bobst flatbed die-cutter

Tung Lim Press sees increase in production with BOBST flatbed die-cutter

Tung Lim Press recently installed the Bobst Novacut 106 E; this is the third generation of Bobst die-cutters that has been installed at the factory in Selangor, Malaysia.

‘We started out with a Bobst SP 900 machine, which was the very first automatic die-cutter on the market, followed by an SP Evoline 102 E, and since then we have relied on Bobst for all of our die-cutting needs. Their machines are known for their excellent performance, and are always robust, reliable and very precise,’ said managing director, Jeffery Wong. ‘In order to stay competitive, we are constantly upgrading the facilities to keep up with market trends, so we need top quality machinery.’

The present 83,000 sq ft Tung Lim Press factory stands on the banks of the Damansara River south-west of the capital Kuala Lumpur. The company runs a bank of three offset printing presses and three folder-gluers in addition to the three Bobst die-cutters, along with other converting equipment. With a turnover of over RM 25 million (US$ 6.1 million) and 110 staff, it has the capacity to turn out six million units each week. 

The latest generation of Bobst die-cutters, the Novacut 106 E Autoplaten offers cost-effective cutting and stripping in-line. ‘Tung Lim Press is already reaping the benefits of the machine’s ability to cut anything from paper, carton and solid board in thicknesses from 80 gsm up to 2,000 gsm and corrugated board of up to 4 mm, in sheet sizes from 350 x 400 mm to 760 x 1060 mm,’ according to Bobst.

The Bobst Novacut 106 E was chosen in particularly for its high production speed and output combined with automation features, fast job changeovers and attractive price-performance ratio. ‘We are achieving an average production speed of 7,000 sheets per hour, which increases the production output by 35 percent. The die-cutter is also very operator friendly, and we highly rate its safety and the easy access to maintenance, which improves the working conditions for our operators,’ explained Wong.

For Tung Lim Press, the added flexibility and increase in productivity in the converting department will translate into growth in sales, according to Wong, who said that their projections forecast a 10 percent revenue increase per year.

‘We are very proud of the many long-term partnerships we have all over the world. They are a testament to the longevity of Bobst and our continuous innovation,’ said Bobst SEA sales director folding carton industry, Attila Kajari. ‘We have seen Tung Lim Press develop from a tiny entity to one of Malaysia’s most respected packaging producers, and I’d like to think that Bobst has played an important part in the success of the company. With the Bobst Novacut 106 E, they have the best tools to grow further and increase sales of their high-quality cartons.’

 

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