To take advantage of the growing market for aseptic liquid packaging, in 2012 Xiamen Yingsheng made a strategic decision to open a green field production facility. With a total investment of almost 40 Mio. Euro and a workshop-area of more than 100.000 sq. meter, they were able to produce six billion packs per year in the first phase.
Soon they satisfied more and more customers with their quality and reliable production performance. “Yes, we have decided for Heidelberg, which is first class production machinery, and yes, it was a high investment” says Li, vice general manager of Xiamen Yingsheng. “However it paid off, because we convinced big groups to become our customers.”
One of those first class machines is the Heidelberg Intro, formerly known under the name of Gallus INTRO. In 2014, Gallus became a full-fledged member of Heidelberg group, the biggest printing machine manufacturer in the world. The web-press folding carton and paperboard division of Gallus was renamed at that time to Heidelberg Web Carton Converting (WCC).
Xiamen Yingsheng’s Intro, a 7-color web-printing press which produces the aseptic paper material at a width of 1340 mm and a maximum speed of 500 m/min is a key factor in the safe production process. The entire machine was quickly installed and operators were trained by the Heidelberg experts. The ergonomic design, intuitive operating concept and easy accessibility make the Intro to a particularly user-friendly machine. In case of additional support-requests, the staff has access to Heidelberg WCC’s 24/7 service hotline.
Despite being a newcomer to the liquid packaging business, Xiamen Yingsheng has grown very quickly, and this has led to a demand for additional production capacity. Due to the positive experiences with Heidelberg WCC, its team and the Intro-machine, there was no doubt in their mind that continuing this successful cooperation with the purchase of a second press by end of 2018. Li says, “We are very convinced that this further investment is another step on our further growth and continued partnership with Heidelberg WCC.” The new machine will be installed in 2019 and will double the printing capacity of Xiamen Yingsheng.