New Rapida 105 Conquers Scandinavia
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Press release from the issuing company
The start-up of the KBA Rapida 105 at Modintryckoffset in Stockholm at the beginning of March 2012 marked the Scandinavian premiere for this new generation of a globally proven medium-format press series, which is now based on the same platform as makeready world champion Rapida 106. Running at speeds up to 16,500 sph and with the CX board-handling package, it has joined a five-colour model from the earlier Rapida 105 universal series.
The new Rapida 105 celebrated its official unveiling at the All in Print China trade show in November last year. The first presses were then delivered in December. The print company in Stockholm is thus one of the early users benefiting from the significantly upgraded performance and automation.
Modin + Tryckoffset = Modintryckoffset
Modintryckoffset was founded by Göran Lindman and Göran Schirmer. In 2004, they decided to merge their existing businesses and bundled resources at new premises on Liljeholmsvägen in the centre of Stockholm. The production space totalling 1,200 m2 includes adequate reserves for further growth. The 23 employees recorded a turnover of around 40 million Swedish kronor (approx. €4.5 million) in 2011.
Growth through performance
Modintryckoffset counts leading film companies, insurance companies, trade unions, pharmaceuticals manufacturers, and representatives of the oil and automobile industries among its customers. The products supplied range from posters, via flyers and brochures to annual reports and books.
Positive experience with KBA
Göran Lindman: “When we signed the contract for the new press, we had no idea that a new Rapida 105 model was already on the doorstep. But all the better that we can now benefit from the innovations implemented in the new press. It is fast, reliable and flexible, and it is thus ideal to handle our present job structure with lots of shorter runs averaging between 3,000 and 4,000 copies. At the same time, we have no problems delivering longer runs even at short notice.”
Göran Schirmer is similarly optimistic for the future: “Despite the slight recession in the Swedish economy, we have maintained our market position and are now targeting an increase in turnover from currently 40 to soon 42 or 43 million kronor with the new Rapida 105. The new press takes the performance of the previous model yet another step forward and will very quickly pay back the investment.”
Rapida 106 for nearby Imprima
The highly automated 18,000 sph perfector press incorporates all the essential technical features of the makeready world champion: Sidelay-free DriveTronic SIS infeed, DriveTronic SPC plate cylinder direct drive, DriveTronic Plate Ident, ErgoTronic ACR, QualiTronic ColorControl, DensiTronic and LogoTronic professional. With Modintryckoffset and Imprima, KBA boasts two top-flight references in the Stockholm region.
Interesting website: www.modintryckoffset.se
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