Gallus pre-owned label printing presses and original spare parts

Refurbished machines as well as a spare parts service for older machine systems and other services

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Giuseppe Gallelli in front of a retrofitted Gallus TCS 250 after successfully passing the Factory Acceptance Test and shortly before delivery to a customer in Australia Photo Gallus Ferd. Rüesch AG

Investment-proof and productive production with used Gallus presses too– this enables Gallus Classics, the division of Gallus serving the preowned machinery market. With refurbished machines as well as a spare parts service for older machine systems and other services, Gallus Classics offers a comprehensive portfolio for second-hand Gallus machines.

Extensive service program for pre-owned machines

The Gallus Classics team helps customers to ensure that they can continue to operate their used Gallus machines successfully. A pool of new and used original spare parts helps as well as a large network of relationships to procure urgently needed parts. The printing experts are also repairing old Gallus printing presses and carrying out upgrades so that they can be serviced again by the Gallus Service and Helpdesk team. An upgrade campaign is currently running for the machines of the Gallus TCS 250 and Gallus EM 260/340/410/510 series.

Gallus pre-owned machines ex-works with manufacturer’s warranty

Depending on the model and conditions, a six- or twelve-month manufacturer’s warranty can be given on a revised press. Every retrofit carried out by the Gallus Classics team has successfully passed a 360 degree machine check before delivery and meets all predefined product standards. This ensures that the pre-used Gallus machine system meets the technical requirements and maximum safety.

The Gallus Classics portfolio includes not only upgrades, retrofits and individual repairs of older machine systems but also a range of other services such as revisions and repairs of printing units, the rental of offset printing units or the replacement of offset rollers and their refurbishment.

“We know that there is still enormous potential in a pre-owned Gallus machine,” explains Giuseppe Gallelli, head of the business unit Gallus Classics. “That’s why my team and I are doing everything we can to ensure that our customers are as satisfied with their newly acquired second-hand machine as if they had bought a new Gallus machine.”

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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