At the end of 2020, Vision Foods & Packaging in Lahore in Pakistan took delivery of a 6-color Rapida 106 with coater and extended delivery. With the installation of this highly automated sheetfed offset press for the 3b format, the company has significantly expanded its print capacity, just five years after its founding as part of a significan local manufacturer from the FMCG sector. Food and confectionery packaging is supplied primarily to other
companies within the group.
The high-end Rapida has enabled the company to realize its vision of becoming one of the leading packaging producers in the region. Already today, Vision Foods & Packaging possesses modern equipment for all phases of the production process. For example, this includes three flatbed die-cutters from Iberica (the newest of which is an Optima 106), folder-gluers, and CtP systems with corresponding workflow and color management solutions.
A well configured and automated packaging press
The Rapida 106 prints at speeds up to 18,000 sheets per hour and incorporates numerous technical features geared to board handling. The newly installed Rapida 106 press has been raised by 675 mm to allow for higher piles and facilitate the efficient processing of board substrates. The equipment list includes automatic plate changing, inking unit temperature control, EasyClean ink ducts, and CleanTronic washing systems. Similarly, Rapida-typical are the DriveTronic feeder, the sidelay-free infeed DriveTronic SIS and inking units, which can be disengaged when not in use.
Vision Foods & Packaging expects the Rapida 106 to optimize its print production efficiency and places a particular focus on high output, perfect print quality, and significantly reduced waste. Modern technological solutions, a high level of automation, and the availability of fast local support from the service specialists at Koenig & Bauer sales partner Imprint Packaging Solutions – were key arguments in favor of the Rapida 106
All the signs point to growth
Vision Foods & Packaging currently occupies almost 20,000 square meters of production floor space but is already planning further expansion. Ch. Zulfiqar Ali, the group CEO of Vision Packaging & Expert Advertising, explains, “We have drawn up ambitious plans for our future growth, and that includes a new production facility with new packaging lines.” Implementation would enable the company to increase its share of the folding carton market. Vision Foods & Packaging already operates around the clock in three shifts. Typical run lengths lie between 10,000 and 30,000 sheets. Certification to ISO 9001 has been completed successfully.