Rako Etiketten GmbH & Co. KG in Witzhave, Germany, headquarters of the international Rako Group, has invested in a Gallus ECS 340. The press – which is equipped with ten flexographic printing stations, one screen printing station and one cold foil unit for finishing – was successfully added to the company’s existing 26 presses in October.
Since its installation, the Gallus ECS 340 has been used mainly to produce adhesive labels. Holger Schoer, production manager at the company, which has a 650-strong workforce, says he has no doubt about what made all the difference to the purchasing decision: “Efficient production operations are one of the key prerequisites for cost-effective and competitive adhesive label manufacturing. At just 1.1 meters between printing units, the extremely short web path of the Gallus ECS 340 has enabled us to reduce our waste dramatically. Minimal setup times and the robust press design ensure excellent reliability and maximum performance,” he says.
Raimund Wiechert, a printer at Rako Etiketten GmbH & Co. KG, says he sees the benefits of the new press in his day-to-day work. “Thanks to its technical granite core, the Gallus ECS 340 is quieter than any other machine in its class. This enables us to deliver outstanding print quality despite maximum production speed. The self-explanatory design offers maximum ease of use and simplifies workflows tremendously,” he says.