QLM Label Makers is opening the doors to its $1.5m purpose built facility in Phnom Penh, its first branch in Cambodia, along with installing the country’s first HP Indigo Label Press.
The new site has been kitted out with digital and analogue label printing equipment as well as devices used in the garment industry.
The company says the facility will have the ability to provide premium embellishments like foil, raised-screen varnish, embossing and die-cutting, along with roll-to-roll printing to shake up the industry in the region.
Simon Pugh, CEO of the QLM Group has confirmed QLM is investing in South East Asia with an aim to give them a greater footprint in emerging markets.
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Pugh says, “We have looked to Cambodia as a market with exciting growth potential. We will be providing quality materials and converting equipment, something the market has been wanting for some time.”
Sokun Tep, general manager of the Phnom Penh plant says, “The market is highly competitive and to compete our facility needs to be modern, efficient and of world class standard. We are looking forward to providing the Cambodian market with a new quality option.”
The new site will have around 20 staff, with the company planning for further equipment upgrades in the future.
On its purchase of the HP label press, QLM says digital print technology is seen as the perfect tool to complement a range of industries, particularly the garment industry, where personalised and variable data are an essential part of their requirements.
QLM Label Makers is an Australian company with headquarters in Brisbane, established in 1973. It has more than 600 staff across eight plants in seven countries around Asia Pacific.
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