ECS 340 gains popularity

Gallus successful with higher technology in India and Bangladesh

Another Indian ECS 340 deal at St. Gallen – L – R: Christof Naier, Gallus, K Manjunath, Global Graphics, Samir Patkar, Gallus. Photo PSA

Since the open house in St. Gallen in September 2014, Gallus India has continued to install label presses in the subcontinent at a rate of two presses each month. Significantly, of the dozen Gallus presses installed since January 2015, seven have been ECS 340 presses (with one in Bangladesh) – mostly 10-color presses with some 9 and 8 color presses also.

These presses are all highly configured – meaning that they have screen and cold foil units and automation and electronic register controls. In fact Gallus is replacing the EM280 in the
Avery Dennison Knowledge Centre in Bengaluru with an ECS 340. The ADKC has been training young recruits keen to work in the industry. This means that the human resource and skill issue will now be addressed on the higher technology press which has practically become a default option for old Gallus customers as well as new entrants.

The Gallus EM280 also continues to sell and often to major Gallus customers who are exploring new geographies with four being installed since January 2015. At another technology level, that may be described as above the ECS 340, an EMS 430 with high automation and controls has been installed at the ITC Packaging plant near Chennai.

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