Q.I. Press Controls celebrates 10 years of success in India

In April 2014, Q.I. Press Controls India celebrated its 10th Anniversary. Established on April 28, 2004, the company over the last one decade, has established itself as an esteemed supplier to the Indian newspaper and magazine printing industry with an impressive and extensive client base.

The basis of success of Q.I. Press Controls India has been the philosophy of being a partner to their customers in offering specific automated solutions to optimise their production process with the main goal of decreasing the use of materials and increasing quality and efficiency. Ever since the company’s arrival in India as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Q.I. Press Controls, Netherlands, it has quickly gained the attention and trust of Indian printers with its high-quality products and friendly services under the leadership of Vijay Pandya, managing director, Q.I. Press Controls India.

Rapid expansions

Though started as sales office, Q.I. Press Controls India expanded its activities to a full-fledged sales, support and manufacturing organisation in 2007. Also a software development unit was set up to support both the parent company as well as its direct customers. It was the vision of Menno Jansen, chairman of Q.I. Press Controls to ensure total customer satisfaction, which was achieved by having a fully trained team of highly-skilled technical staff led by Rakesh Dave, general manager-technical, Q.I. Press Controls India.

In order to offer Indian web offset printers high quality, innovative, closed loop solutions that automate the manual printing process at reasonable cost, Q.I. Press Controls India successfully adapted its technology to match the requirements of Indian printers, manufacturers and printing environment with more than 1,000 landmark installations on various Indian and imported presses to proof its success.

Proven supplier

Vijay Pandya (extreme left) and Erik Van Holten (extreme right) with team Q.I. Press Controls India.Of course, Q.I. Press Controls India is considered to be a reliable and proven supplier and with their presence in almost all leading newspapers and commercial printing companies, they are now proud of their success. Menno Jansen says, “We want to dedicate this success to our esteemed customers who have put their trust in our company and let us be their partner in business. We also thank all Indian press manufacturers for their cooperation.” He adds that they take this opportunity to assure their (potential) customers and the Indian printing industry in general that Q.I. Press Controls India will continue with their efforts to provide products and services that will contribute to cost efficient and qualitative printing processes.

Future plans

As a part of its global strategy, Q.I. Press Controls has plans to enlarge the production activities of Q.I. Press Controls India. With its world class assembling and testing facilities, Q.I. Press Controls India is ready to manufacture more products. “With its experienced and skilled technical team, Q.I. Press Controls India has always been and always will be a very important link in Q.I. Press Controls’ chain,” concludes Menno.




Holographic images decorate World Cup champagne

The Taittinger champagne house is supplying the official champagne for this year’s football World Cup. The company has developed a limited edition Brut Réserve NV and a gift carton especially during the competition. The gift carton is a version of the packaging that won Carton of the Year award in 2012 at the Europe-wide ProCarton/ECMA packaging awards. The winning carton was decorated with round holographic effects representing champagne bubbles. In the new World Cup version, these bubbles have been transformed into beautiful holographic footballs.

The World Cup gift carton is made of Iggesund Paperboard’s Incada 235 g/sq m paperboard and the conversion is by Le Sanglier, which specialises in gift cartons for champagne. The foil lamination is by API. Even the bottle is specially produced for the event, with the World Cup trophy depicted on a gold label. “It’s a momentous occasion for us to be associated with such a major event as the football World Cup,” explains Clovis Taittinger, export director, Taittinger. “We’ve used the latest in both printing technology and 3D printing to create both the unique bottle and the carton.”



Heidelberg completes full acquisition of Gallus

The management board (Vorstand) of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has resolved with the approval of the supervisory board (Aufsichtsrat) to carry out a capital increase against contribution in kind from authorised capital with the exclusion of the subscription rights. For such purpose, Ferd. Rüesch AG, Switzerland, a company controlled by Ferdinand Rüesch, will contribute its 70 percent stake in Gallus Holding AG, Switzerland, as contribution in kind into Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG against the issue of new shares. After the completion of the transaction, Heidelberg will directly and indirectly hold 100 percent of the shares in Gallus Holding AG.

 

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