The new demo centre in the making for two years was inaugurated on 22 September amidst a group of 100+ Gallus customers and guests from across the globe. Around 20 Indian participants representing ten label companies were present at the event.
In the making for two years, the demo centre, presented in an area of more than 700 sq/m will house the Gallus ECS 340, the RCS 430, the Labelfire 340 and the Labelmaster, which will be launched at the Labelexpo Europe 2017. “The centrepiece demo centre (PMCL) will be a hub for R&D activities, customer demo - customised or standard as well as training,” said Ferdinand Ruesch, vice president of the board and key account manager, Gallus.
Besides, the PMCL will also serve as a testing centre for different consumables such as colour, lacquers or printing plates. Klaus Bachstein, senior vice president Heidelberg Business Unit Labels, said, “While the live demonstrations are the most important tools for demonstrating the practicality of the machines and for configuring the individual equipment for our customers, we will also show modern technology can help our clients remain competitive.
Gallus has a strategic alliance with substrate producer Avery Dennison in the US, China and in India, where it uses Avery’s showrooms and innovation centres for live demonstrations and customer events. He explained. “The new PMCL in St Gallen will be used even more intensely for reaching customers worldwide,” said Christof Naier, head of the BU Label. “In order to present adequate and broad solutions to our customers, no matter in which region they operate, we intensified our strategic cooperation with Avery.”