Turkish packaging printer invests in further sheetfed offset technology from Koenig & Bauer.
30 Nisan 2018 Pazartesi
Recep Tasyanar, owner of the print company Barem Ambalaj with headquarters in Tire/Izmir, recently visited Koenig & Bauer to check how work is progressing on his new Rapida 164. The six-color double-coater press with triple-length extended delivery is scheduled to arrive in Gaziantep in May. It is to be installed in the new production plant there and will join a five-color Rapida 142 with inline coater and 630 mm raised foundations which is already up and running at the location.
The Rapida 164 has been configured with a high-speed package and can print sheets up to a maximum format of 1205 x 1640 mm at speeds up to 15,000 sheets per hour. It also incorporates accessories for mixed UV/conventional operation.
After installation of the Rapida 164, modernization and expansion of the company’s capacities in Tire is next on the agenda. There, too, a new large-format Rapida is to be installed alongside the existing six-color Rapida 142 coater press. In Karaman, a further production location of Barem Ambalaj, the replacement of a large-format press from another manufacturer is also being discussed.
Barem Ambalaj is today the largest Turkish packaging printer in terms of turnover, number of sheets printed and number of employees. There are presently 670 employees working at the three locations of the company, which was founded in 1999.