Manroland technology assists Chinese printing giant in achieving leaner production
Friday, September 18, 2015
Press release from the issuing company
Competition in the Chinese printing industry is intense. With product prices dropping and the cost of materials and labour soaring, printing companies are achieving lower margins and in some cases reducing their manpower.
One such Chinese organisation, Wing Fat Printing Co., Ltd. has overcome such setbacks by implementing lean production in their numerous facilities. Lean production has financial benefits and has been key to the company's success. Wing Fat Printing was founded in Hong Kong in 1913, making it one of the oldest printers in the SAR and Mainland China. The company provides total printing and packaging solutions for tobacco, alcohol and pharmaceutical products. It also produces cigarette tipping paper, food-wrapping paper, metal cans and patented heat transfer film for decorative materials. They have a strong business network in Hong Kong and the Mainland, with factories in the SAR, Guangdong, Guangxi, Shanghai, Sichuan, Zhejiang, Henan and Shandong. Those factories are either wholly owned or joint ventures.
As a company that attaches great importance to business growth, Wing Fat Printing is very professional in its management. Staff training, material management, production management and quality management are all done meticulously. Software is also rigorously scrutinized to assist their employees in reaching the ultimate goal - lean production! A practice which saves companies oodles of money.
Network printing and management of multiple presses
Companies who benefit from the advantages of network printing usually place great demands on the management of multiple presses. Wing Fat Printing is no exception. To do this, it employed Manroland‘s IntegrationPilot 2.0 technology. It prepares for and adjusts the print jobs of all the machines as well as collecting data and reports. Equally important, it presets the ink amount of all printing groups. IntegrationPilot 2.0 can easily edit and send out the print jobs. It also shows image previews and ink fountain key settings on all jobs, along with details of colors, and the type and format of paper the job will be printed on.
Superior quality and color stability
Business competition boils down to product quality. A print company that is able to integrate quality, stability and efficiency becomes difficult to replace. With Manroland’s comprehensive solutions, Wing Fat Printing can quickly achieve the desired color and ensure this is sustained for the rest of the print job. Manroland’s ColorPilot Smart SpectroDrive is valuable in this regard. It delivers precise color measurement within seconds and uniform quality over the entire run, documented and reproducible at any time. ColorPilot Smart SpectroDrive is favored by operators of Manroland presses because it is user-friendly and by guaranteeing quality and color stability, it helps printers to implement standardized printing.
Performance consultancy to maximize potential and productivity
Regardless of business climate or economic conditions, "continuous improvement" is the fundamental principle of any business operation, especially when an operation is profitable or well-funded, to explore the potential of its people, capital and machines. Manroland Sheetfed‘s forward thinking approach can help its customers and partners by tackling a wide variety of challenges to jointly develop strategies. Manroland TOP (technology, organization, people) program, enhances the overall effectiveness of printing. In order to become a TOP enterprise with high performance, a printer needs to consider all these factors. Lean production management can ensure the sustained development of a company. Armed with professional services and solutions, Manroland Sheetfed continues to work with printers to help them maximize profits and build a reliable management structure and mode of production.
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