Recognising the growth opportunities for printers in the packaging market, Australian print group Southern Impact has launched a new entity, Onpack. PKN spoke to MD Michael Nankervis.
Following a soft launch six weeks ago, Onpack is now officially open for business as a separate company listed under the umbrella of Southern Impact. The Melbourne based printing group comprises three other businesses Southern Colour, Impact Digital, Intelligent Media in addition to the newly established Onpack.
Onpack will specialise in self-adhesive labels for food, craft beer, industrial and chemical products.
Onpack managing director Michael Nankervis says short-to-medium run labelling is a growth segment and through Onpack the group with an opportunity to diversify and round out its specialist print offering, and as such it's a natural evolution for Southern Impact.
“The addition of Onpack perfectly complements the other businesses within the Southern Impact family and provides our customers, both current and new, with another service offering from a trusted, cohesive print partner,” Nankervis says.
He says a key selling point for Onpack will be its ability to harness the agility of digital printing and converting technology without the prohibitive set-up expense of conventional methods.
“Onpack will reduce customers’ lead times, set-up costs, working capital requirements and help eliminate obsolete inventory.”
Onpack's technology line-up, from printing to offline finishing capabilities, includes the Screen L350 UV Inkjet (distributed by Jet Technologies); and the Prati Digifast One and the Prati Saturn Omnia (both distributed by Heidelberg Graphics Australia).