Bobst to deliver conversion lines for new Mexican plant

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Bobst is to supply seven conversion lines for a greenfield site currently under construction by Grupo Gondi at Nava in Coahuila state, Mexico.

The lines include state-of-the-art Mastercut die-cutters and Expertfold folder-gluers. The order reflects Grupo Gondi’s commitment to investing in innovative production equipment and its trust in the equipment and world-leading service support provided by Bobst. The new plant will also feature a 400 meter per minute corrugator from Bobst strategic partner BHS, which will be the first of its type in Latin America.

Emilio Corti, Head of Sales for BOBST’s Business Unit Sheet Fed, said, "This deal is the continuation of a very long and successful business relationship we have with Grupo Gondi and proves that our advanced technologies meet in full the needs of high-end customers in North America."

Grupo Gondi is the leading paper and packaging business in Mexico and the new plant is being constructed to supply the present and future packaging needs of manufacturers in the Coahuila, Mexico area, as well as those in the southern states of the USA. Grupo Gondi supplies specialized packaging to the CCC Brewery in Nava, Mexico, and is supporting Constellation Brands, Inc. by building its new plant very close to its customer. The plant will feature corrugated, litho-laminated, micro-flute and folding carton production with high graphics capabilities.

Eduardo Posada, CEO of Grupo Gondi, said, "This investment in state-of-the-art BOBST and BHS equipment reinforces Gondi’s focus to respond properly and innovatively to the needs and challenges of our customers, and strengthens our commitment to efficient operations, innovation and the best service level."