INDONESIA – Jakarta-based high grade packaging manufacturer Sansico Group has invested in their fourth KBA sheefted offset press, installed at the company’s main plant in Cikarang, Indonesia.
From its beginnings as a local packaging and paper products producer, Sansico has grown to become a global player. Four of its five production plants are found in Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta, while another facility is located Foshan, Guangdong, China. Each of the plants specialize in different printing processes, from offset to flexo and gravure.
Each company within the group focuses on a specific sector, with the emphasis on customer proximity and service excellence. The Sansico Group employs over 4,000 people (with seasonal fluctuations), and alongside high-grade board and plastic packaging also produces a broad spectrum of paper-based gift- and partyware. Exports to the USA and Europe account for the lion’s share of its output.
Sansico first ordered a six-color Rapida 105 Universal with coater in April 2009 for its associated company PT Grafitec. This was later followed by a five-colour Rapida 105 at its second Cikarang-based group enterprise, PT Printec Perkasa II, which also operates two B3 (21in) Genius 52UV presses from KBA-MePrint. Here production is exclusively for Mattel products packaging, with the Rapida printing folding cartons for the toy manufacturer, while the Genius presses produces the plastic windows.
The company’s success is largely attributed to their close relationships with customers; Mattel for instance, have been working with the company for almost 20 years.
PT Printec Perkasa II was set up in 1997 next to a Mattel factory. Management at both companies introduced a lean production system based on precisely defined sequence timing. A modern laboratory ensures that jobs are in compliance with international standards and continuously searches for ways to make production more efficient.
Kasim Ghoazali, Managing Director of Sansico group said, “We are delighted with the Rapida 105 universal’s performance, reliability and service. The level of automation, makeready times and product quality are also outstanding. The Rapida 105 at PT Printec delivered the same standard of excellence right from the start. We are just as impressed with it as we were with the previous investment.”
The Genius 52UV units have also performed well for the company: “What we and our customers are looking for a press is the wow factor. The Genius 52UV was a good example. We favor lean and green printing to the highest standards and do not want to be held back in our development. All our investment is focused on innovation. Originally we had our eye on a keyless, waterless KBA Rapida 74G for UV, but that came to nothing when KBA trimmed its product range. We need fast, flexible printing systems that represent the ultimate in economy and ecology.”
“We shall keep a weather eye on technological advances prior to drupe 2012. There are a number of further projects we could implement with KBA if they offer the right perspectives,” Ghoazali added.