The official opening of Bobst Changzhou Co. Ltd has been announced for 16 May.
Titled China 4.0 – Beyond your packaging future, the formal inauguration will be followed by two days of open house events on 17 and 18 May.
The new site is a state-of-the-art greenfield facility located in Changzhou and is dedicated to web-fed printing and converting technologies for flexible materials. The opening of the new plant is a major step in the next phase of the development of Bobst activities for the Asian flexible packaging industry.
It also bears witness to the group’s enduring commitment to the highest Bobst manufacturing standards in its delocalised production plants and to the development of gravure printing and lamination solutions dedicated to the region’s specific requirements and industry practices, while continuing to consolidate its leadership in Asia.
‘The success in the region of the RS 5002 gravure press and the CL 750 laminators owes to the fact that they combine the unrivalled quality of Bobst’s engineering and the reliable and efficient manufacturing experience and capabilities of Bobst’s local plants’, said Sebastien Geffrault, zone business director of Bobst business unit web-fed for South East Asia. ‘The other factor, which is a distinctive feature of Bobst technology worldwide, is the flexibility of the equipment in terms of options such as the inking system and the drying, that can be customised for geographically located consumable types and process preferences.’
The commitment to provide solutions that integrate the requirements of the packaging industry in Asia is also exemplified by the Competence Center that is part of the Bobst Changzhou facility. Operated by an experienced team of Bobst engineers and specialists, the centre will provide full support and advice to Asian clients throughout gravure printing and lamination trial runs, in addition to being the location for the joint development of process improvements with other suppliers of equipment, devices and consumables, and of course for R&D and testing Bobst’s own equipment.