New offset printing press for Denmark
The August Faller Group’s market share in the Nordic countries is growing continuously. By investing in a new offset printing press at the Hvidovre plant in Denmark, Faller aims to further enhance its market position for secondary packaging for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in Northern Europe.
“With the investment in our Hvidovre site in Denmark, we are accounting for positive developments in terms of market success and operational performance and are laying the foundations for further growth. The new press enables us to increase the delivery performance for our customers even more,” explains Dr Daniel Keesman, Managing Partner of the August Faller Group. In purchasing the new KBA Rapida 76 press, the first model of its kind to be sold in the world, Faller is following the trend towards automated offset presses and increasingly more coloured medication packaging.
The new press by König & Bauer can produce up to eight colours in one go and can also equip the print with a UV protective coating. Customers benefit from faster service, thanks to the acquisition of the KBA Rapida 76. As well, the press is able to manage slightly larger carton sizes, which also reduces production time. Commissioning of the machine has been planned for May 2018, while regular production is to start on the June 1, 2018.
The Nordic Faller branch supplies the Nordic countries and the northern part of Europe with secondary packaging for the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare sector. All of the Group’s products are manufactured, from standard folding cartons and special constructions to high-end-finish folding cartons with, for example, UV coating and hot or metal foil. “The August Faller Group is constantly expanding its market shares in the Nordic countries. Introducing the new offset press is a further step towards being able to grow even faster in these countries,” says Christian Holmskov, Managing Director of August Faller A/S in Hvidovre, Denmark.