Gaez, which belongs to Corporación Empresarial Valls and specialises in high-end folding cartons and labels for the perfumery and cosmetics market (more than 95% of its turnover), takes a major technological leap forward and increases its production capacity with the incorporation of a new offset printing press: a 'Koenig & Bauer Rapida 106'.
The investment, made after an exhaustive selection process among the main firms at global level, exceeds 3 M€ and responds to the sustained growth of the company in its packaging division, as well as the growing level of demand of its natural market in terms of innovation, differentiation and quality.
The new press, which has just arrived from Germany in nine trailers, has begun to be installed at the beginning of September at the Gaez plant in Arganda del Rey, 11,600 m2 built on an area of 21,000 m2, and is expected to be operational by mid-October.
The 'Koenig & Bauer Rapida 106' stands out for offering the shortest makeready times and being one of the most powerful presses in its category. It is specially configured for Gaez in order with the current and highest standards of demand in the world of 'premium' packaging. It can work with a wide range of substrates and offer a wide range of finishing options: gloss and matt effects, surface and supplementary coatings, single and multiple coatings with aqueous and/or UV varnish. All this in a single pass thanks to its nine printing units and its varnishing module, which integrates the exclusive 'AniloxLoader' system. The latest automation modules, such as the DriveTronic concept or the VariDry LED-UV drying system, complete the Rapida 106.
This investment represents a decisive step in Gaez's growth strategy, which this year aims to close at over €11m in turnover, and its positioning as one of the reference firms in the field of selective packaging.