Location: Sao Paulo / Brazil
Segment: offset company – paper bags and promotional
Equipment: Countron 2200HS (Successor model – Countron Touch)
Panorama is a printer company established in Sao Paulo / Brazil since 1983 when it started in commercial market printing forms. After decades expanding its portfolio and in the command of second generation, it improved itself in promotional market when the rapid delivery time and high exigence were big requests from its customers. With this knowledge they begun to produce paper bags and packages.
Once in promotional market, demand of notebooks and agendas increased, so count and divide those quantity of sheets (for example a notebook with 96 sheets and 4 internal divisions) the hand counting job turned in big headache for them. Especially considering high added value in promotion products and very short delivery time, this manually process was disconnected with their philosophy.
Then in 2011 they decided to invest in counter machine from Uchida and due the wide range of products, especially thin ones – 75 to 120 gsm, they decided by Countron 2200HS. Right after implement this machine, the positive impact in workflow was highlighted, because reduction of waste, saving time and space, and optimization of labors (example a job counted manually by 4 people taken 3 days is made just by Countron 2200HS in a half working day, so nowadays these people can work for another things).
Mr. Mario Brandao, Sales Director, says: “We do not need to use Countron 2200HS the whole working day (8 hours), but even so when we use it totally compensates the investment and our payback was done in the first year already”. Noted they purchased the equipment in the end of 1st half of year, due in the 2nd half they need to produce and deliver the promotional goods, so in this period of just 6 months they got the payback.
With this progressive mind, Panorama keeps its evolution and makes positive difference for their customers.
25 Mar 2016
Thiep Cuoi Hoang Hai Yen is a company based in Ho Chi Minh City, designing and producing invitations for domestic bridal market in Vietnam.
Their main products are invitations made of paper, in range of 180-230gsm. Invitations are designed in a studio, printed and finished in their own factories and delivered to customers. For its one-stop service, their business has been welcomed by wedding couples and therefore successful.
As the size of business gets bigger and the number of job increases, delivery was becoming a bottleneck of the workflow. There were 6 workers to count, pack and deliver finished invitations to customers manually, but these processes were time-taking and sometimes caused incidents, such as mis-counting and contamination. They considered a weight scale as a counting method, but they found that under humid operating environment, paper soaks up moists and makes counting results inaccurate. Therefore manual counting process has been a must anyway.
In October 2015, a friend of the owner discovered Uchida Countron at Pack Print Show held in Ho Chi Minh, and introduced it to the owner. After some demonstration and tests, he decided to purchase the Countron AT. The features of the Countron AT, capability to count thick papers without damaging or curling products, easy setup and intuitive operation perfectly fit the requirements.
The machine was successfully installed, and soon it increased their productivity drastically. The Countron AT made the counting process possible to be done by only 1 worker, so the other 5 can do different jobs. The Countron AT counts the numbers of cards, inserts tab tapes every batch of 100. Then, the operator bands batches of cards, put them into plastic bags and wrap them with paper. Labour time and cost for pre-delivery processes is obviously reduced.
Now the machine is working in full-swing, 9 hours per day, 6 days a week. Faster counting process results in shorter turnaround therefore more customer satisfaction. Uchida Countron AT brought happiness to Thiep Cuoi Hoang Hai Yen, and wedding ones in Vietnam!