QLM Vietnam opens new label and packaging factory

Above: QLM Label Makers Group general manager Simon Pugh

QLM Label Makers Vietnam – HHLC-QLM Vietnam – has officially opened its new manufacturing facility, located in the Vinh Loc Industrial Zone, Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.

QLM Flexibles

With a total investment of over $15 million USD and covering an area of 6,000m2, the company is making significant strides in label and packaging technology to meet the increasingly diverse demands of the Vietnamese and broader Asia-Pacific markets.

The newly designed factory consists of several dedicated areas focused on different printing technology, including flexographic label printing, offset printing for soft folded cartons, digital printing technology for both labels and sheets as well as the newly installed flexible packaging printing and finishing equipment. The investment in upgraded equipment and expanded production lines provide enhanced options and productivity for the label and packaging market, particularly in the emerging flexible packaging area.

The event also marked the 50th anniversary of the QLM Group, the parent company of HHLC-QLM Vietnam, headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, and the 25th anniversary of Hoang Ha Label Co, Vietnam’s oldest privately owned label manufacturer. The occasion included the leadership team from the QLM Group as well and HHLC-QLM Vietnam staff and 200 invited guests to reflect on the group’s journey and have an opportunity to experience the latest state-of-the-art equipment and technologies in operation.

HHLC-QLM Vietnam managing director Khoa Dang Tan at the event

Speaking at the event, HHLC-QLM Vietnam managing director Khoa Dang Tan, said, “From a modest scale with a few 1-2 color flatbed machines, HHLC-QLM Vietnam has expanded the factory to 6,000m2, offering diverse services to provide comprehensive labelling and packaging solutions for domestic and international partners. Over the years, we have consistently prioritised technology as the focal point of our development. We are committed to continually upgrading technology and technical standards to adapt to the market’s diverse needs.”

“Today, as we celebrate 50 years of providing labels and packaging, we do so with our eyes firmly to the future. We continue to build an international company, managed locally respecting local customs and traditions, whilst investing in the technology and people to ensure we deliver you innovative and effective label and packaging solutions that meet the needs of today’s ESG environment,” said QLM Label Makers Group general manager Simon Pugh.

In 1997, HHLC pioneered applying six-color Letterpress printing in Vietnam. In 2014, the company adopted Vietnam’s first HP Indigo Digital Label press and now in 2023, HHLC-QLM Vietnam has further invested in HP Indigo Digital Flexible Packaging – installing Vietnam’s first HP 20000 PRESS, intending to expand its flexible packaging services, including stand up pouch, three-side seal, center seal, sachets, and box bottom bags.

A picture gallery of the event can be viewed here.

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