MEXICO • Less than one year after agreeing upon a seven-machine deal for its new greenfield site in Nava, Grupo Gondi has placed another large order for Bobst printing and conversion equipment as well as for upgrades to existing equipment. This plant is geared towards serving the substantial beer industry in the area and will be completed by the end of 2016.
The deal includes the installation of Grupo Gondi’s second Bobst F&K 90SIX CI flexo press for preprinted linerboard and coated boxboard applications, a Bobst Asitrade Visionflute litho-laminator dry end, a Bobst Expertcut 145 PER large format die-cutter and two Impack Virtuo automatic packers. The F&K 90SIX, Expertcut 145 PER and Onevirtuo packer are destined for this site, while the other Virtuo will go to the group’s EPM plant in Mexico City. The Visionflute will be installed at Grupo Gondi’s PEOSA (EMP) facility in Guadalajara. The new installations will be accompanied by an upgrade to the latest technology of the F&K 90SIX press at the Group’s PCD plant in Celaya.
As part of the purchase, Bobst will also carry out a major upgrade of Grupo Gondi’s existing F&K 90SIX press that bring it to the same level of technology as the new line, according to Bobst. Grupo Gondi plant operator training for all equipment will also be provided.