Drupa 2016, Dusseldorf, Germany – June 6, 2016 –– Landa has announced that the leading Mexican packaging company, Grupo Gondi, has signed to be the first Latin American customer of a Landa S10 Nanographic Printing® Press. The company’s new B1 digital capability, a first for Latin America, will enable it to profitably print short to medium run mainstream packaging jobs and explore growth-enhancing business opportunities in new markets.
Eduardo Posada, Grupo Gondi’s CEO comments: “The Latin American print market is currently experiencing the same consumer requirements as other regions: high-quality graphics with customized presentations and the need to align packaging to the different and ever-changing marketing campaigns. The Landa S10 press will be instrumental in our ability to extract new business opportunities from the short to medium run market, while further improving customer service. Today, only Nanography® can open these doors and we are very excited to be the first business in Latin America to deliver it.”
(L to R) Nachum Korman, Landa; Eduardo Posada, Grupo Gondi; Yishai Amir, Landa
Engineered for the packaging and converting industries, the single-sided B1 (41 in. / 1,050 mm) format Landa S10 Nanographic Printing Press enables just-in-time production of mainstream folding carton, POP/POS and corrugated boxes. The Landa S10 press prints 13,000 sheets per hour on off-the-shelf substrates in thickness from 2.4-32 pt. (60-800 μm). With a crossover point of around 30,000 boxes, the Landa S10 provides a digital solution for more than 50% of all packaging jobs.
Nachum Korman, Vice President & General Manager, North America, Landa adds: “Today’s agreement with Grupo Gondi is a significant milestone. We are excited about the opportunities it will represent to Grupo Gondi and its customers, while also demonstrating to the region that Nanography is a real game changer.”
Established in 1954, Grupo Gondi is composed of thirteen companies and headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico. The company is an integral paper and packaging solutions provider, currently employing over 6,800 people. Grupo Gondi is a specialist in the production of paper, corrugated cardboard boxes, pre-printed corrugated boxes and solid fiber containers, folding containers and micro –corrugated cardboard boxes.
Headed by Indigo founder, Benny Landa, the Landa Group is comprised of four units: Landa Digital Printing, whose Nanographic Printing® presses bridge the industry's “Profitability Gap”, cost-effectively combining the versatility of digital with the qualities and speed of offset to produce short-to-medium runs with the lowest cost per digitally-printed page in the industry; Landa Labs, the group’s innovation arm, which explores nanotechnology for use in alternative energy, industrial coatings, cosmetics, packaging, drug delivery and other fields; Landa Ventures, which invests in early stage companies with complementary disruptive technology; and the Landa Fund, which helps underprivileged youth pursue higher education. Benny Landa continues to add to his portfolio of over 800 patents worldwide that provide the companies he founded with a solid intellectual property base.
About Grupo Gondi
Grupo Gondi is one of the leading companies in the market with 62 years of experience in the Mexican paper and packaging market. Currently Grupo Gondi employs over 6,800 people, it iscomprised of 13 companies, with 6 recycled paper mills, 9 box manufacturing plants with a total of 13 corrugators and 4 modern high graphics facilities. Grupo Gondi’s packaging delivers customers’ products to over 180 countries around the world. The company specializes in the production of recycled paper for packaging, coated carrierboard (Gondikote®), corrugated boxes, solid fiber boxes, folding carton boxes, micro-corrugated preprinted boxes and laminated preprinted boxes (Gondifilm®). With manufacturing processes certified by international standards, the group provides the market with high-quality products and services, supported by the Gondi Paper and Packaging Research Center (CIPEG), which works on innovation that contributes to the success of its customers. Visit: www.grupogondi.com