Heidelberg, the key to our success
Based in Zibo, in Shandong Province, Pengyuxiang Packaging and Printing Services Co., Ltd. took northern China’s first Speedmaster XL 162 four-color press into service in 2012 – an event that caused a real stir in the Chinese printing world. “This peak performance press has secured Pengyuxiang an unprecedented breakthrough in packaging printing. No-one in Shandong is able to compete with us in the large-format sector any longer!” says the company’s delighted Managing Director Hou Peng.
The print shop used letterpress printing when it first started out in 2001, but this method soon started to produce quality problems and it was essential to switch to offset printing. Neither Chinese nor imported second-hand presses delivered convincing results in the challenging packaging sector, and color deviations or streaks were the norm. Finally, in 2007, Hou Peng turned to Heidelberg and invested in a Speedmaster CD 102-4. This press heralded a golden era for Pengyuxiang. Thanks to the high quality and performance levels of the CD 102, the print shop won numerous large customers outside China.
With the large-format Speedmaster XL 162, Pengyuxiang now benefits from an even broader footing and has quickly gained further major customers. Even though the competitive pressure in the packaging industry is growing, Hou Peng has no concerns whatsoever. Quality is vital to packaging customers and, with Heidelberg equipment in its pressroom, Pengyuxiang has everything it needs to succeed. “A number of big customers had other print shops in the area produce print proofs for them, but they all returned to us in the end,” he says.