KAVA is first Chinese customer for Edale FL5

Edale is entering the Chinese market having secured a new deal with premium folding carton converter, KAVA.

Announced at drupa, Jiangsu-based KAVA is to install a flexo-based FL5 press and servo-driven web-fed FDC-600 flatbed die-cutter, creating a fully inline single-pass carton production system. Notably, the investment sees the first Edale machines installed in the Chinese market.

Left to right: Xuedong Xu (KAVA), Haoran Wang (KAVA), Alex Zhang (You-Print Digital Technology), Jianhua Wang (KAVA), James Boughton (Edale), Ian Eccleston (Edale) and Shine Shao (You-Print Digital Technology).

Jiangua Wang, CEO, KAVA, explained, “As we revealed at drupa, our decision to invest in Edale technology is driven by our need to consistently push our capabilities. We have traditionally relied exclusively on offset printing for our folding carton production, but when it became clear that we needed to expand our capacity and quality, Edale’s advanced flexographic technology was the way to go. It’s bringing all the best elements of flexo to carton packaging production. The Chinese market demands agility and quality at speed. Our Edale FL5 press and FDC-600 die-cutter investment will give us the power to produce even intricate designs and small jobs at lightning speed.”

Ian Eccleston, Sales Manager – Agent Network, Edale, commented, “The challenges that KAVA aims to overcome are real pressure points for carton converters around the world, and classic offset printing can be a major workflow headache when multiple passes are needed. This is slowing the entire supply chain down, adding costs and stretching the workforce to capacity. We’re challenging the status quo in the carton industry with the flexographic FL5 press because these processes are completely inline, which results in a pristine finished carton in a single pass. What’s more, the addition of the FDC-600 web-fed flatbed die cutter adds even more flexibility. We’re delighted to share news of KAVA’s investment with drupa attendees, because it puts our commitment to engineering excellence in the spotlight. You’ll never find two converters that are exactly alike, so why would their machines be? We build and configure our machines to excel under our customers’ precise requirements, no matter how niche. Add in service and support that makes a world of difference to our customers, and it’s a real formula for success.”

Edale’s Chinese agent, You-Print Digital Technology Co, Ltd, played a key role in supporting this new investment, demonstrating the service and support excellence that comes with its strong network of international partners.

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