Nayyar Ansari, Business Unit Manager, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East.
Leading manufacturers showcase the latest products and solutions at Gulf Print & Pack.
Sales of printing equipment in the Middle East and Africa will reach around 1.6 billion dirhams in 2026, propelling the industry into a period of modest growth in the post-pandemic era.
Amidst this positive window of opportunity, leading printing equipment manufacturers have confirmed to showcase their latest products and solutions at the upcoming Gulf Print & Pack Expo, the leading trade show for the printing industries. trade and packaging in the region, scheduled to take place on May 24-26, 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Center (Hall No.1). Industry stakeholders are expected to capitalize on the industry’s growth potential, as outlined in the Smithers Pira report titled The Future of Print Equipment Markets to 2026 referenced earlier.
Confirmed participation includes Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East, which will introduce a new addition to its mid-production segment, as well as an automated color management system and registration system – Intelligent Quality Optimizer.
Nayyar Ansari, business unit manager at Konica Minolta, says the company has a long history of introducing innovations to the printing industry in the region. “We were the first at Gulf Print & Pack five years ago to introduce and showcase digital labels in the region and pioneered the introduction of the digital embellishment solution in the Middle East during the ‘event. This year, we promise to excite once again with a product launch that will showcase the industry’s technological advancements.
According to Ansari, digitization will be a key trend in the industry in the future. “How companies shape digital technology will influence customer equipment investments because it provides more flexibility. High-spending customers demand uniqueness, and that can be achieved through advances in digital technology. It’s not just about printing, but technology is shaping the efficient use of a human resource, creating more variety that could be produced quickly, made changes and reproduced,” he added.
As the industry moves towards digitalization globally and not just in the region, innovation will be at the forefront of Gulf Print & Pack.
“Printing equipment is used to produce a large number of different products, from printed publications such as newspapers and magazines to packaging and labels as well as signs and graphic displays. Our industry impacts a wide range of other activities – such as food and retail,
even logistics – which is rapidly innovating in response to changing consumer habits and needs. We welcome those who are interested in new innovations being developed and introduced to our industry that will have far-reaching impacts on how we do business in the future,” said Barry Killengray, Show Manager, Gulf Print & Pack.
Another exhibitor, Vinsak, will be showcasing its new line of label finishing equipment including USAR 430, Table Rewinder, Roll Lifter (VRL Series) and the Vinsak High Build System for Varnish and Coating and digital foil for labels and packaging.
Speaking of the company’s participation in the show, Ranesh Bajaj, Director of Vinsak, said, “Networking is key when it comes to marketing your business, and nothing beats personal connection with your audience. Since Covid hit life has become a true hybrid. Vinsak is thrilled to hear that most events are now happening in person and that our team exhibiting at Gulf Print & Pack 2022 would be a big step in reconnecting with our customers and customers outside of the virtual zone.