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ROLAND 700 HiPrint commissioned at pioneering Thai packaging giant

Monday, July 20, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Brand-new eight-color ROLAND 700 HiPrint with inline coating module plus UV setup sparks renewed energy and activity at Kim Pai.

There’s a new burst of productivity at Bangkok-based Rien Thong Printing – a wholly owned subsidiary of Kim Pai Group – thanks to the recent installation of a brand-new ROLAND 700 HiPrint press. It's another milestone for the Southeast Asian company in its continued development.

Over eight decades of glorious history

Having been in the business since the 1930s, parent company Kim Pai became known in Thailand for its technical expertise in printing. Despite a short interruption during the Second World War, the company’s pioneering effort in offset printing did not go unnoticed. Such was its reputation for excellence and trustworthiness that Kim Pai was entrusted by the Thai government to print 5-baht banknotes after the war.

Leading player in today’s Thai printing market

Over the years, Kim Pai has grown into a printing giant offering a wide variety of services to a growing number of customers. These include sticker label printing, tube for toothpaste and cosmetics and flexible packaging. They utilize flexography, offset, letterpress, silkscreen and gravure printing technologies, among others, to fulfill customers' demands.

A diverse business is one of its strengths. But foremost among Kim Pai’s best traits is the company’s emphasis on quality products for its customers.

ROLAND 700 HiPrint helps in Kim Pai’s expansion

Kim Pai’s offset printing business has been marked by steady expansion in recent years. Getting a ROLAND 706LV HiPrint with UV in 2011 was just the start.

“Before that important purchase, we did an intensive printing test at Manroland Print Technology Center to make sure we’re getting the right press for our needs,“ said Mr. Boonchu Limatibul, the Deputy Managing Director for Kim Pai Off-set. Ideal results convinced Kim Pai to make the choice.

Three years on, this reliable press continues to perform and deliver for Kim Pai as if it were brand-new. Productivity improved, according to Mr. Limatibul, who also noted better print quality and greater efficiency.

In line with its emphasis on product excellence, Kim Pai installed another eight-color ROLAND 700 HiPrint equipped with inline coating module and UV configration. Following its successful installation, production began in earnest last April.

"The excellent print quality of ROLAND 700 HiPrint helps Kim Pai to attract high-end packaging service users,'' said Mr. Tirapong Ratchtawongpipat, Managing Director for Manroland Thailand.

"The key factors include accurate dot control, dual-drive concept so suitable for long machine configuration, solid machine construction, etc. Meanwhile the latest color control system and SmartCard Performance package have also been integrated into the new machine. These will help Kim Pai to establish standard printing production process.“

Kim Pai knows what it takes to survive and flourish even in a tough economic climate. Adapting to the times, embracing change, learning and constantly evolving, Kim Pai has succeeded where others failed.

"Manroland will definitely give its full support so Kim Pai can achieve greater success,“ said Mr. Ratchtawongpipat.


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