We are very happy to be at Hunkeler Innovation Days celebrating the relaunch of Crown Van Gelder International B.V. Not only is CVG now in its best financial position in our 126 year history (debt free with 30 million Euros of equity), we will actually be able to grow our 250 person work force this year.
At this show, we are running our new Crown Letsgo High Performance Mail Card (235 micron / 9 pt) stock at 150 m/min on the HP PageWide Advantage 2200. This development testifies our core capability: achieving excellent inkjet print quality, with unrivaled ink consumption reduction, minimal drying requirements and highest output. A 20% better yield than other typical 7 and 9 point papers tops it off. Material savings, energy savings and postal savings.
Over three months, CVG will be making three announcements that will change the world of inkjet papers, alternative fibers papers, and specialty papers. Today we are pleased to make the first major announcement:
Changing the World of Inkjet Paper
We are happy to announce that EPAC Technologies, Inc is our lead partner in CVG’s relaunch. EPAC’s solutions and technology combined with CVG’s paper knowledge will bring unmatched benefit to our customers. EPAC already provides integrated solutions to publishers, book printers, and now CVG will be able to bring these benefits to many more printers.
“Having EPAC as our partner is more than we could have dreamed of. CVG and EPAC codeveloped our leading inkjet paper more than 5 years ago and have continuously innovated even better performing papers. EPAC has always wanted the best for CVG and the industry as a whole. EPAC always told us to sell our unrivaled inkjet paper to everyone, including their direct competitors, without asking for a penny or royalties. They realize there is much more value in innovations and scaling up, then trying to keep things for themselves. This will change the industry in a great way for our customers”, Jan Rops, Director of CVG.
“CVG has the best inkjet paper and EPAC has the best quality and automation technology. The fact that we will be able to offer EPAC’s solutions to our key customer, will change the world of digital printing and our other key markets. Many customers asked us ‘how is EPAC so successful and efficient?’. Now all of our customers will benefit from the same solutions” Rodney Jansen, Sales Director of CVG.
“CVG is an amazing company, with amazing employees, and incredibly loyal customers. We are honored to be chosen as their partner.” Sasha Dobrovolsky, CEO of EPAC.
We are very excited to grow our leading inkjet, industrial and alternative fiber papers. CVG again tthanks our amazing customers, loyal employees, and great partners. We will be forever appreciative of the overwhelming support and unwavering loyalty.