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Mexico’s biggest packaging group orders two jumbo Rapidas

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

Less than half a year after signing up for a large-format KBA Rapida 145 (sheet size 1,060 x 1,450mm /41.7 x 57in) for its Guadalajara plant, Mexico’s Grupo Gondi has placed a second order for a state-of-the-art KBA Rapida 164 (sheet size 1,205 x 1,640/47.2 x 64.5in). Both presses are each equipped with eight printing units and two coating and two drying units. This is KBA-Sheetfed’s largest sheetfed order so far from Latin America.

These orders reflect Grupo Gondi’s commitment to investing in the most innovative and productive technology in this format class and its trust in KBA and Mexican subsidiary KBA Latina.

Extensive equipment and automation

Both twin coater presses are highly automated for fast job change and a consistently high print quality with little waste. Amongst other features the presses are equipped with DriveTronic SPC simultaneous plate changing only offered by KBA, CleanTronic Synchro simultaneous washing systems, inline quality measurement and control with KBA QualiTronic Color Control and a high-speed package for maximum productivity when it comes to large print runs. The Rapida 145 additionally features hybrid technology for the use of conventional as well as UV ink enhancing flexibility regarding non-absorbent substrates and unique finishing effects.

Eduardo Posada, CEO of Grupo Gondi: “We continue to invest in the best technology in order to provide the best packaging solutions together with the innovation that our markets need. Our plants and equipment are constantly upgraded to keep up our commitment to our customers and in line with our goal of becoming the best option in the packaging industry. Carton packaging from our company enhances our customers’ brands. We therefore need the best technology and team available.”

Stefan Deuster, CEO of KBA Latina: “We are very proud that Grupo Gondi sees us as their long-term key supplier supporting their continued growth in Mexico. With these investments Grupo Gondi will be able to maximize its productivity and quality on the highest technology level worldwide. Through our service and technical support we will ensure that they will get the best out of their machinery throughout the whole lifecycle of their equipment.”


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