Komori America sees significant growth in packaging sector

Komori America‘s firm focus on meeting the needs of  packaging printers is validated by having more than 50% of press installations during the last fiscal year rooted in the packaging sector, which is a 15% increase over the previous year. Statistics show the United States is a fast-growing packaging markets, valued at USD 184.65 bn in 2021, and it is expected to reach USD $218.12 bn by 2027, registering a CAGR of 2.94% between 2022 and 2027. Anticipating this market trend, Komori introduced the advance series presses in 2021 to respond to the need for enhanced productivity, speed to market and the flexibility required to succeed in the burgeoning packaging market.

Fourth-generation family business, Mainline Printing (Topeka, KS), purchased a new Komori GL640 advance press for its speed and automation in packaging applications.

“At a time when the print industry is experiencing many changes, packaging has emerged as an attractive, stable market. Komori has been successfully growing this segment with presses that offer the most sought-after automation platform and key design features for both packaging and commercial print applications,” said Lance Martin, VP of Marketing, Komori America. “The G/GX/GXRP advance presses are designed specifically to deliver the productivity needed to compete in one of the fastest growing and profitable print markets. We are honored that notable companies, such as The Ellis Group, CastlePierce, Mainline Printing, Pulver Packaging, Wallace Carlson Printing, Nosco and a host of other prominent players in the packaging space, have looked to Komori to support their present and future growth.”

The Komori presses installed to support packaging applications included all three models of the advance series: the Lithrone G40, GX40 and GX40RP. The current and new Komori customers who chose to invest in the G40 advance reported they did so with an eye on entering or expanding their footprint in the packaging market. The G40 advance is designed to deliver high productivity and print quality that supports current commercial print business while providing the capabilities to meet new packaging applications, such as the ability to print on heavier stocks, making it possible to effectively serve both markets.

Experienced packaging printers producing products for a wide range of industries invested in the GX40 advance or the GX40RP advance. Among other feature differences, the ‘X’ in the model name indicates the press is capable of printing on a larger 29” x 41” sheet size and much heavier stocks, well-suited to the demands of the packaging market.

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