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Obeikan Aims Another High with 2nd HEIDELBERG Press

Obeikan Folding Carton (OFC), the packaging arm of Riyadh-based Obeikan Investment Group, and one of biggest corrugated board packaging manufacturers in the Middle East, is on the way to set yet another record by investing in a second latest generation HEIDELBERG Speedmaster XL 106.

As a packaging producer exposed to tough competitive and cost pressures, OFC has automated its processes to a high degree, reaffirming its confidence in this technology to maximize productivity in a cost-efficient manner. The new Speedmaster XL 106, equipped with Push to Stop technology, has already proven its capabilities. Seven months after its commissioning,  the print counter showed over 40 million good sheets, and is well on the way to surpass the record set by the its older sister press.

obeikan-speedmaster-xl106-saudiarabia-6_r_16_9_res_645x363Earlier, Obeikan had won HEIDELBERG’s business partner award for surpassing 600 million sheet impressions with the same machine, achieved in a landmark space of just 10 years, highlighting how the company has managed to instrumentally and effectively optimize the day-to-day production workflow facilitated by the state-of-the-art HEIDELBERG technology.

Abdallah Al Obeikan, CEO, Obeikan Investment Group, says, “”An outstanding performance by a true master in printing, which highlights how instrumentally and effectively the Obeikan team manages to optimize the day-to-day production flow, facilitated by the state-of-the-art HEIDELBERG superior technology.”


Haitham R. Soliman, Maintenance & Engineering Director, Obeikan Investment Group, attributes the company’s success to HEIDELBERG’s latest technology and the close monitoring and support received from Jeddah-headquartered Juffali Printing Systems – distributors of HEIDELBERG products in Saudi Arabia. “Service is the lifeblood of any organisation. Customer service is not a department, it’s an attitude. We can see it with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG and Juffali Printing Systems teams. Hard work and dedication are the bedrock of every great achievement,” adds Soliman.

The Speedmaster XL 106 is considered the most intelligent yet from HEIDELBERG’s vast portfolio, offering innovative solutions specially tailored to the needs of classic commercial printing as well as complex packaging printing applications. Its constant high quality output with production speeds of 18,000 sheets per hour in straight printing or perfecting mode is also impressive in longer runs. Speedmaster XL 106’s parallel make-ready processes increases productivity in packaging, commercial, and label printing, while its intelligent interaction of automation components enables cost-effective printing production.

Speedmaster XL 106 (1)

Obeikan Folding Carton supplies national and multinational brands with high-quality packaging made of solid board and corrugated board. Its state-of-the-art production facility in Riyadh processes 50,000 tonnes of solid board and corrugated board per year.

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