Gallus sells 100th Labelmaster
Heidelberg subsidiary Gallus has sold its 100th Labelmaster flexo printing press, two years after the platform was launched at that year's Labelexpo, making it the fastest-selling Gallus press in history.
The 100th press was sold at this year’s Labelexpo Europe to Interfas, based in France; it is the label converter’s first flexo press, and is slated to be installed early next year.
Christof Naier from Heidelberg/Gallus says, “This company made a future-safe investment, because now it is able to respond to new applications or changed job requirements.”
According to Dierk Wissmann, ANZ national sales manager for Gallus at Heidelberg, though there is just one Labelmaster in Australia so far, interest is growing.
“It is a fairly new platform, but our first was sold and installed into metropolitan Melbourne in April, and they are already looking for a second one, in fact.
“We have quoted Labelmasters in Brisbane, in Melbourne, in New Zealand and Fiji, all around. It’s a good machine, and there are several projects ongoing as we speak,” he said.
Wissmann says that Labelmaster reaching 100 sales in two years is a testament to the platform’s quality and competitive price point.
“Labelmaster is by far the platform with the best-selling ramp-up in Gallus history. No other platform has sold that many in such a short time.
“It is a competitive offer to the market – affordable, but offering the flexibility the converter of the future needs to grow their business and produce labels in a profitable way. That’s the secret to Labelmaster’s success,” he said.
Heidelberg says Labelmaster offers a short web path – just 1.4 metres between printing units – which minimises waste; it can also print at a top speed of 200 metres per minute.