Varnamo, Sweden-based packaging printer Gafs Kartong purchases Highcon Euclid digital cutting and creasing system, wanting faster time to market, variable data capabilities, better flexibility and speed to respond to on-demand customer requests
July 1, 2014
– Highcon announced today the sale of a Highcon™ Euclid to Gafs Kartong AB, of Värnamo, Sweden. Gafs invests heavily in the entire packaging process from design, through prepress, and printing to post-press. The 25-employee company is the first in the Nordic region to buy a Euclid and it sees the huge benefits to be gained in creativity, flexibility and speed, and being able to respond to on-demand requests and the implementation of variable data.
"With Highcon Euclid they will be able to get delivery times down to just a few days, as well as resolve problems with large storage spaces," says Johan Lidstrom, Head of Postpress Solutions at Visutech, Highcon's Scandinavian channel.
Nigel Tracey, International Sales Director, Highcon, said: “Gafs have been following the progress of the Highcon Euclid for quite some time and recently went to see it at work at the first customer site, Glossop Cartons, in the UK. They were delighted with the potential business opportunities promised by this radically new digital cutting and creasing technology and are looking forward to installing the machine in September this year.
Lasse Svärd, Gafs Sales Director and co-owner, said:“When the Highcon Euclid was introduced at Drupa 2012, we immediately saw huge potential for us and our customers. As a company, we’ve always invested in technologies that bring added value and give our customers the potential to sell more products through innovative and visibly striking cartons. We now have possibilities beyond those we can imagine today, and I am sure that we will see extraordinary results. We’ve made some really beautiful designs already, and I’m eager to see the results of these possibilities in the hands of our customers.”
The Highcon Euclid digital cutting and creasing machine for folding carton, transforms cutting and creasing from an analogue to a digital workflow, dramatically streamlining the post-print process and offering limitless design options, increased efficiency and flexibility and faster time to market.
About Gafs Kartong
Founded in 1947, 3rd generation family owned and operated carton manufacturer. Successfully supplying all major industries, with customers ranging from small one-person manufacturing companies, to large multinational brand owners. Equipped to supply these ranges of volumes, we operate as a small business, with a lean organization and a highly skilled workforce.