Mega Label installs second Gallus ECS 340

Another Gallus press for Southeast Asia

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Mega Label’s second Gallus ECS 340 convinces with machine stability, print quality, and the optional use of LED UV for environmental reasons. The picture shows (from left to right) James Liew, Yew Jin, Edmund Chan, Keith Teh, and Quek Keen Chai from Mega Label. (Picture Source: Gallus Ferd. Rüesch AG)

Mega Label Malaysia invested in a new Gallus ECS machine system. The second Gallus ECS 340 for the printing company was installed in September 2020 in the middle of the Corona pandemic. Key reasons for the investment were the print quality, the Gallus Service Support, and the option to use LED UV for an environmental impact.

The LED UV flexo label printing press includes ten flexo printing units, two interchangeable Gallus screeny units for more flexibility, movable cold-foil unit, Infrared (IR) dryer for water-based inks, and automatic register control for handling critical substrates perfectly. The machine system is further fitted with auto splicer at the unwinding and rewinding units. Mega Label is able to print either with LED or conventional UV with this machine configuration. This new Gallus ECS 340 is used for the production of self-adhesive labels, shrink sleeves, wrap-around labels, and further narrow web applications.

Gallus Service Support

“Key reason for this investment for us at Mega Label was the high quality of Gallus service support and the print quality of the label press,” explains Edmund Chan, Group general manager at Mega Label. “A good machine performance comes from a good after-sales service. The Gallus ECS 340 has it all – great precision of the machine and thus, reliably very good print results coming along with a great Gallus service support. The planning and the execution of the installation was very good and impressed me a lot!”

As label printer, Mega Label knows very well that reliability in high print quality and a smooth production process are indispensable to be successful in the market in the long term. “In order for us to be successful we need to make sure that the machine is performing to our standard. This second Gallus ECS 340 with its high standard regarding print quality, stability and service proves once again that trust in Gallus and our long term partnership”, states Edmund Chan.

With more than 150 employees, 13 lines, including 4 Gallus presses and 3 digital presses, Mega Label is based in the state of Johor, south of Malaysia, with multi-sites in Selangor and Penang. The company especially serves as key markets the pharmaceutical, FMCG, and garment markets. Mega Label is able to expand its business with this new investment not only because of the quality of the print results and the reliability of the machine but also because of the flexibility of the machine configuration.

“We are a leading company in the environmental protection in Malaysia. With the installation of the LED curing system, we can ensure the reduction in the carbon footprint, our factory is also partially powered by solar”, explains Edmund Chan from Mega Label. The Gallus ECS 340 is a quiet, user-friendly, and exceptionally cost-effective printing press for commodity labels with a very short web path and a running speed up to 165 meters per minute (541 feet per minute). High flexibility regarding substrates and minimal setup times due to full servo-drive integration are just two reasons that the Gallus ECS 340 is the best-selling machine system in its class with short web path.

Gallus, with production facilities in Switzerland and Germany, is a company in the development and production of conventional and digital narrow-web, reel-fed presses designed for the label and packaging business. The machine portfolio is augmented by a broad range of screen printing plates (Gallus Screeny), globally decentralized service operations, and a broad offering of printing accessories and replacement parts. Products and services of the Gallus brand are distributed through the global sales and service network of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. The comprehensive portfolio also includes consulting services provided by label experts in all relevant printing and process engineering tasks. Gallus employs around 273 people, of whom 163 are based in Switzerland, where the company has its headquarters in St. Gallen.

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