Goss expands portfolio with DG press partnership

Goss International has expanded its web offset packaging portfolio through a new strategic partnership between the printing press supplier and web offset and service specialist DG press ServiceS bv.

The partnership will see Goss acquire DG press’ Thallo product line.

However, DG press will continue to manufacture, sell and service the Thallo press platform in Europe whilst Goss targets customers in North and South America, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Thallo is a hybrid web offset printing system that is designed for the efficient production of high-quality, flexible packaging.

Managing director of Goss Europe Bert Schoonderbeek described Thallo as an innovation and cost-effective solution.

“As such, this product fits perfectly within the Goss packaging portfolio and expands Goss’ overall packaging offering which includes the VPak line of press systems,” he said.

“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 conduct joint-development activities to benefit both the Thallo and Vpak models.

They also agree web offset has a number of advantages over flexo and rotogravure systems – such as lower cost plates and high-quality printing on a diverse range of substrates – that are offered by Thallo, in addition to its other benefits.

Co-owner and director of DG press, Remko Koolbergen, said that as brands now require shorter runs and just-in-time delivery “the Thallo is the clear choice for converters looking for an efficient, reliable solution”.

The partnership is expected to strongly improve DG press’ international exposure and gives Goss and DG press a strengthened market position.

Co-owner and director of DG press, Peter Kloppers, said this would take the company to the next stage of the global commercialisation of Thallo.

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