Temps Impresores (Temps) based in Massanassa in the Spanish city of Valencia is a young company established in 2004 by three partners. Initially a commercial printing business, the company is now focusing on expanding its offering for packaging printing. It was this that prompted Temps to invest in equipment for folding carton postpress at the beginning of 2020 – shortly before the Covid-19 pandemic started.
With the new MK Promatrix 106 CSB die cutter and the new MK Diana Easy folder gluer, Temps was able to expand its portfolio for strategically important packaging customers in the Levant region, i.e. in the Eastern Mediterranean, and offer its existing customers new products and services. It services the Spanish peninsula and the neighboring European countries. It is also still involved in commercial printing.
“We’ve been a customer of Heidelberg for many years, and value the partnership,” confirms Isidoro Sánchez, one of the company’s founders. “Despite the difficult times, Heidelberg went ahead with installing the new machines. The packaging orders more than made up for the drop in orders in the commercial end of things and got us over the first wave of Covid-19.” Since then Temps has specialized in manufacturing all kinds of packaging and was working at full capacity even during the pandemic. This year the printing company is targeting sales of almost two million euros.
Most of the current equipment at Temps is from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg): a new Versafire digital printing press, a Suprasetter A74 CtP unit, a Speedmaster CD 74 four-color press, a Stahlfolder CH-66 folding machine that was installed last year, and a Polar N 115 Plus cutting machine.
Temps also uses Saphira consumables, which are being optimally perfect for the equipment they are used with. All the processes are integrated with the Prinect workflow for high transparency. With the Heidelberg Assistant there is now a digital interface to customers to coordinate orders and grow the trusting partnership.
“In order to strengthen the close relationship with our customers, acquire even more new customers, and always be able to offer the right product in top quality, we’ve already settled on our next investment,” explains Isidoro Sánchez. “We’re having a Speedmaster XL 75 six-color press with UV technology from the new 2020 generation installed soon. This will make us very flexible and enable us to better meet the needs of the discerning packaging printing market.”
The new MK Promatrix 106 CSB die cutter and the new MK Diana Easy folder gluer were very well received by the press operators at Temps. “We’re very happy with the productivity of the machines, and their user friendliness has helped us to consolidate our position in the market at a level where we’re very competitive,” confirms Rodrigo Sanchez Lozano, Managing Director of Temps. The new postpress division was inaugurated at the beginning of the year, and the machines are fully integrated into the company’s workflow.
“During the pandemic, the Heidelberg team kept coming up with solutions and responded quickly and flexibly to any problem we had with our machines. We’re very grateful to Sales, the service technicians, and the managers for all their work,” says Rodrigo Sanchez Lozano.