Taiwan-based KYMC is working to establish a stronger presence in the South-East Asian region. The company is optimistic about countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. In 2017, KYMC started adding resources into helping these regions. According to KYMC, its goal is to have a strong footprint in these countries by serving the needs of the region.
In the Philippines, KYMC had partnered up with a local player, Ideal Marketing & Manufacturing Corporation, to serve the market. The company already has a history of strong presence in the region. On top of the company’s abundance of experience in the printing and converting industry, it believes that its customers will be well represented by them.
On 29 March 2019, KYMC held an open house in the Philippines, where a seminar was held in conjunction with a press demonstration at its client’s factory. The seminar was organized into two sections, with the first focusing on environmental topics and industry trends. The second section focused on KYMC’s capabilities to support its customers through case studies by sharing how it supported public traded companies to cut cost and increase production efficiencies to remain competitive on the market. The section also highlighted how KYMC worked with its customers even long before the purchase of the machines to ensure the customers’ needs were addressed and fulfilled.
During the press demonstration at the client’s factory, two print jobs were demonstrated. One job was conducted on coated paper, and the other on BOPP film. The changeover time was completed under 5 minutes, with a total wastage of less than 50 meters during the setup, and had the press running at 400 meter per minute under tight registration accuracy. A Starbuck’s coffee paper cup supplier said, “I am surprised by how fast the KYMC press is able to align its registration.” A supplier of Jollibee, Philippines’ largest fast-food chain restaurant said, “I am impressed at the amount of experience that KYMC has in helping customers switch from the rotogravure process over to the flexo production process successfully, and how far KYMC is willing to go in helping its customers.”