VG Angoulême commits to Premium Packaging

PRESS RELEASE / VG Angoulême commits to Premium Packaging

Van Genechten Packaging, Europe’s leading independent folding carton producer, underline their strategy in the premium packaging with their newest investment for a high performance Speedmaster XL 105-8+LYYLX3, a fully automated offset press from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, the worldwide largest offset manufacturer.

This investment will take place in the site of VG Angoulême, which is fully dedicated to the premium packaging market.

France is one of the most important packaging markets for luxury goods like perfume/ cosmetics and beverages like Champagne/Cognac/Whisky.

This sophisticated configuration XL 105-8+LYYLX3 consisting of 8 printing units and double coating units, full UV printing, automatic pile changing at feeder and deliverywill enable VG Angoulême to produce all kind of “value added” effects like gloss/mat varnishes, metallic/iriodin coatings and also print inline a high variety of ink and coating combinations with opaque white on aluminum coated cardboard. Since the Speedmaster XL 105 was launched at Drupa 2004, more than 1.150 presses of this class have been sold.

With a market share of more than 40 percent in the sheet fed offset press sector, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG is the worldwide leading provider of solutions and services for the packaging and print media industry. The company offers comprehensive solutions in the fields of prepress, sheetfed offset printing and finishing for the cardboard folding industry.

Van Genechten Packaging is a group comprising of 10 folding carton factories in 7 countries, serving the European consumer goods industry with cardboard boxes, micro flute packaging and packaging systems. Other activities of the group are Automation and Extrusion, which offer customized solutions for packaging machines and a broad range of barrier laminations both for the open market as well as for the group.


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