Goss International has formed a new strategic partnership with web offset and service specialists DG press ServiceS B.V. As part of this agreement, Goss has acquired DG press’ Thallo product line, expanding the Goss web offset packaging portfolio.
Under terms of the new partnership, DG press will continue to manufacture the Thallo press platform and service/sell the system in Europe, while Goss will utilize its global sales, service and distribution network to target customers in North and South America, Africa and Asia Pacific. Launched in June 2015 and making its Drupa debut in 2016, the Thallo is a hybrid web offset printing system specifically designed for the efficient production of high-quality, flexible packaging.
“The Thallo is an innovative, cost effective solution for flexible packaging production,” says Bert Schoonderbeek, managing director, Goss Europe. “As such, this product fits perfectly within the Goss packaging portfolio and expands Goss’s overall packaging offering which includes the VPak line of press systems. In addition, DG press’ extensive technical and market knowledge makes them the ideal partner to continue to drive the adoption of web offset technology in the packaging sector. Both companies will work together on joint development activities which will benefit both the Thallo and Vpak models.”
Both Goss and DG press agree that web offset has many advantages over flexo and rotogravure, such as lower cost plates, no solvents, high-quality printing on a diverse range of substrates and fast make-readies. The Thallo offers all of these advantages plus the latest motion controls, easy-to-use operator interfaces and a simple, cost-effective sleeve system.
“With brands requiring shorter runs and just-in-time delivery, the Thallo is the clear choice for converters looking for an efficient, reliable solution,” comments Remko Koolbergen, co-owner and director, DG press. “Add to that Goss’ and DG press’ combined expertise, engineering and R&D capabilities and we are confident that this partnership will bring many additional benefits to new and existing customers around the world.”
Peter Kloppers, co-owner and director, DG press adds, “The aim of this cooperation is that our core objective of providing excellent service to our existing customers and partners will continue. In addition, the partnership strongly improves our international exposure and gives Goss and DG press a strengthened market position, taking us to the next stage of commercialization of the Thallo worldwide.”