Bobst Group CEO Jean Pascal Bobst and Heidelberg board member Stephen Plaenz were chief guest and guest of honor respectively, at an inaugural function adorned by several luminaries from major consumer goods, food and pharma customers and various equipment and consumable suppliers. Jean Pascal Bobst cut the ribbon to the new shop floor as the new Heidelberg CX 102 7-color plus coater press and a full complement of Bobst die-cutters and folder gluers went into action.
The completely modern 90,000 square foot plant is fitted for up-to-date industrial best practices and safety requirements apart from the complete prepress, CtP, ink kitchen and quality assurance systems. The multicolor print, coating and converting equipment have several of the latest automation features and controls. The new factory itself is built on a 10-acre plot that can absorb a considerable additional number of highly configured packaging presses and ancillary equipment.