After adding a BOBST NOVACUT 106 E, the Malaysian packaging printing company, Tung Lim Press, has increased output by 35%, as it invests in the latest technology to meet customer demands and also prepares for a move into new markets.
This is the third generation of Bobst die-cutters that has been installed at the factory in Selangor, the result of a partnership that spans over 35 years. When it was first established in 1982, Tung Lim Press Sdn. Bhd. was a small three-man operation working out of a 1,400 sq ft plant. Since then, it has grown into a well-organised large corporation that is today one of Malaysia’s leading packaging printers. Along the way, the company has always chosen die-cutting technology from Bobst for its folding carton production, to serve customers in the food and drinks, pharmaceutical and FMCG sectors with high quality products.
“We started out with a Bobst SP 900 machine, followed by an SP Evoline 102 E, and since then we have relied on Bobst for all of our die-cutting needs,” said Jeffery Wong (pictured on the left), Managing Director. “In order to stay competitive, we are constantly upgrading the facilities to keep up with market trends, so we need top quality machinery.”
The present 83,000 sq ft Tung Lim Press factory stands on the banks of the Damansara River south-west of the capital Kuala Lumpur. The company runs three offset printing presses and three folder-gluers in addition to the three Bobst die-cutters, along with other converting equipment. With a turnover of over RM 25m (US$ 6.1m) and 110 staff, it has the capacity to turn out six million units each week.
“Not only can we guarantee the quality of the products we make, the new die-cutter has also helped speed up our delivery times, so we can produce any job quickly and profitably, no matter whether they are small or large,” said Wong, who also highlighted the excellent service provided by BOBST’s engineers. “We know from years of experience that we have the service backup we need to keep us operating through any crisis. This has given us peace of mind during the COVID-19 pandemic.”