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Pakistan: Saima Packaging installs a Bobst RS 4003MP gravure press

The eight color press features technical solutions for automation and reduced waste that enable it to be operated profitably with any mix of print job lengths, from short to long run production.

Installed at Saima Packaging’s flexible packaging production facility in Karachi, Pakistan, the eight color Bobst RS 4003MP features technical solutions for automation and reduced waste that enable it to be operated profitably with any mix of print job lengths, from short to long run production.

From left to right: Messers. Imran Hanif, Technical Director, Sal-Im International Company; Mr. Yousuf Tinwala, Chief Executive, Saima Packaging Pvt. Ltd; Luigi Trecate, Engineer, Bobst Italia; Salman Hanif, Director Operations, Sal-Im International Company; Aleem Tinwala, Director, Saima Packaging Pvt. Ltd; Fahad Ali, Head of Flexible, Saima Packaging Pvt. Ltd.

Yousuf Tinwala, Chief Executive of Saima Packaging Pvt Ltd, said: «Job make-ready and changeovers on our new press are quicker than we are accustomed to, which means that we are now able to produce with a much faster turnaround. The register performance is excellent and easy to achieve via a touch screen interface. Waste is minimized, even at the start of a new job, and the register holds very well at machine speed variations, the speed correction being extremely fast».

The RS 4003MP is an electronic shaft gravure line fitted with a shaftless printing cylinder system. Its flexibility of configuration makes it suitable for addressing a wide range of applications. The Bobst Registron register control system integrated with the electronic shaft system of the press is remarkable for its ability to reduce material waste to a minimum. To further improve performance at make-ready and changeover, Saima Packaging specified its RS 4003MP with the fully automatic Taps pre-register setting system.

Tinwala said: «We source the most technically advanced equipment for our operations, because we believe that machine quality is essential to achieving quality results. This has enabled us to build a reputation for manufacturing competitive, high-end packaging solutions: and our customers can trust us to always deliver on that».

Although the RS 4003MP gravure press is the first Bobst printing machine for flexible packaging installed at Saima Packaging, the company operates Bobst die-cutters and folder-gluers at its carton packaging division.

A wide range of thecnical expertise

«We offer our customers a wide range of technical expertise in the manufacturing of high quality rigid and flexible packaging. We value the advantages of choosing leading-edge equipment and of being able to count on competent, reliable and timely service support», said Tinwala.

Established in 1987 by the Tinwala family, the company this year celebrates 30 years in business. Their vision in anticipating growth and trends in the packaging market has seen the company develop into a major supplier to leading multinational and domestic brands, mainly in the food and beverage, FMCG, pharmaceutical and tobacco segments of the packaging market.

At Saima Packaging all aspects of the production processes are ISO 9001:2008 compliant and the company is rightly proud of the functionality and modernity of its 250,000 sq m production facility, of the rigorousness of their quality control systems, and of their commitment to sustainability issues.

Commitment to innovation and to providing the best workflow solutions to their customers is something that Saima Packaging and Bobst have in common. Nearing the first year of operation since entering production, the RS 4003MP gravure press has succeeded in supporting Saima Packaging in fulfilling the demands of its customers, efficiently and profitably.

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