Thimm group wins multiple awards with Highcon Technology

Thimm on shortlist for the jury award

Laser can cut structures from corrugated cardboard that were hard to produce so far or not feasible at all.

Thimm pack ‘n’ display recently won five awards in the Obal Roku packaging competition for Czech and foreign companies involved in an exciting packaging solution. The company is on the shortlist for its Highcon digital laser cutting and creasing capabilities for the jury awards. Thimm pack ‘n’ display in the Czech Republic was one of Highcon’s first beam 2C customers for digital cutting and creasing for corrugated packaging and display. Since commencing its operation early this year, Thimm has been actively promoting digital technology’s advantages through multiple channels.

Thimm is the leading solutions provider for the packaging and distribution of goods. Its portfolio includes corrugated cardboard transportation and sales packaging, high-quality promotional displays, packaging systems combining various materials, and print products for further industrial processing. The company’s product offerings are further enhanced by a wide range of associated packaging services covering the entire supply chain. Its customers include prestigious branded product groups from across all sectors. Founded in 1949, the family-owned business currently has more than 3,400 employees at 20 sites in Germany, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland, and France.

Martin Hejl, managing director, Thimm pack ‘n’ display, said, “We are proud to have received so many awards for our products. The introduction of the Highcon machine for the production of packaging, displays and decorative backdrops is particularly suitable today when the ability to go to production with no need for a traditional die-cutting tool allows us flexibility in our scheduling as well as performance benefits due to the precision of the laser cutting and digitally driven physical creasing. We believe that this digital technology is definitely on its way to make a marked positive impact on the way packaging and display products are being designed, ordered, manufactured and delivered to the marketplace.”

Shlomo Nimrodi, chief executive officer Highcon Systems, added, “Thimm is a very innovative company and we feel honored to have the opportunity to work with them on driving this industry change. It has been really gratifying to see the advantages of our technology translate not only into profitable business and satisfied customers for our customers but also into well-deserved awards. Thimm has truly demonstrated the capability of the Highcon beam 2C to differentiate their products and engage with their customers, delivering what they need, when they need in whatever quantities they need.”

The company received five awards for process and technology, eCommerce, luxury, electronics and appliances, and transport package.

Thimm has designed and produced a transport package for Herbadent for sending packages with samples to dentists and dental hygienists. The primary task of the package was to differentiate, surprise, and engage. According to the company, after opening the plain brown package, a wow effect occurs. The sample package’s rich color graphics are complemented by a lasered Herbadent inscription and a toothbrush image.

The exclusive Spokobox for their eCommerce shop was produced using digital laser cutting, creasing, and digital printing technology. The limited-edition box is decorated with small cutouts on the sides. On the front and lid of the eCommerce, a box is lasered with inscriptions and holes in the form of paws and dog bones. The company says customers do not simply throw away the box but keep it for further use, retaining brand recognition and loyalty.

To support its products’ communication, the Activia (Dannon) brand approaches several well-known Czech food bloggers and influencers. Packages with a supply of Activia shots for one week were sent to them to comment on social media. To increase the exclusivity of the shipment, the packaging was supplemented with a lasered Activia inscription.

Thimm said it has developed a package for a design lamp that is functional, practical, easy to fold, 100% recyclable, and especially underlines the design of the product itself. Four of these products are now also candidates for the international WorldStar Packaging Awards competition.

The Highcon beam 2C digital cutting and creasing solution said to answer the stringent market requirements for corrugated packaging; non-crush process, customizable to enable rightsizing and light-weighting of packaging; strong enough to allow product to be shipped in its own box, and at the same time providing a positive unboxing experience that supports brand owners. The Beam 2C is available in two versions – a pallet feed standard configuration and a field-upgradable continuous feeding, waste removal, and stacking configuration.

The Highcon digital cutting and creasing solution is transforming the post-print market. Highcon offers primarily folding carton and corrugated converters, a product portfolio that covers a wide range of formats, substrates, and applications: from general commercial, folding carton and corrugated packaging, display products, and variable data cutting. The Highcon offerings introduced cost-effective solutions to the increasing manufacturing inefficiencies that the folding carton and corrugated carton manufacturers are experiencing. This directly results from the emerging market dynamics of a shorter time to market and smaller job sizes. Such requirements cannot be accommodated by the expensive and slow conventional die-making and setup process. The Highcon digital technology bridges the gap between agile production and design flexibility delivering improved responsiveness, short runs, customization of structure and design, and the ability to perform a wide range of applications in-house. Highcon products are installed at customer sites all over the world.


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