Open house for new Evo XD from Koenig & BauerSuccessful Evo XD start-up in South Africa

  • Evo XD assembled at the headquarters factory in Germany
  • Successful production start
  • Growth market packaging
  • Significant increase in world market share  

An Evo XD from Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica has been taken into production to complete a successful installation near Johannesburg in South Africa. Dynamic Plastic Packaging celebrated the official inauguration of the press with a grand open house at the company. Roy Mahabier, technical manager at Dynamic Plastic Packaging: “We are very satisfied indeed, and cooperation with the team from Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica was flawless. We enjoyed an exceptionally open and trustful relationship from the very beginning. The press output is exactly what we expected from our investment.”

This Evo XD was the first press of its type to be assembled at the headquarters factory in Würzburg. “We have been able to increase our share of the world market in flexible packaging printing to 9 per cent, and the volume of incoming orders has never been greater. This is naturally also an expression of the extremely beneficial cooperation between the individual business units of Koenig & Bauer,” says Dr. Peter Lechner, CEO of Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica. In addition to sales channels, there has been further integration between the service departments, so as to be able to offer customers even better support.

Satisfied faces at the open house in South Africa (left to right): Moreno Melegatti, Printing Manager Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica; Stefan Paiano, Sales Manager Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica; Roy Mahabier, Technical Manager Dynamic Plastic Packaging; Hannes Kritzinger, Russell Muller and Jacques Human of Kamboo Marketing Agency

Young, successful and innovative company

Dynamic Plastic Packaging was founded 11 years ago by Whitey Steyn and Boris Basso. Over the past years, they have achieved considerable growth. Having started with just four employees, the company can today rely on a workforce of almost 100. Dynamic Plastic Packaging specialises in the printing of flexible packaging for the food sector. Thanks to a very broad portfolio of materials and packaging options, it can react quickly to special customer wishes.

Evo XD for the flexible use of water-based inks

The CI flexo press of the successful Evo XD series is suitable for production with water-based inks on a diversity of substrates such as films, very thin and sensitive “breathable” LDPE and laminated materials. It offers maximum flexibility for the most varied packaging applications and incorporates very energy-efficient dryer systems. The Evo XD uses modules of the current X series and was designed to meet demands for fast job changes, low makeready waste and high productivity even with short runs. The automatic impression system AIF, the highly efficient washing system “Speedy Clean” and the integrated print error detection system provide for continuous quality control and enable production to commence without delay.


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