Following extensive new investment, including the installation of a new BOBST DRO 1628 NT RS, Gulf Carton Factory is on its way to achieving its objective of becoming a leader in high graphics flexo post-print in the GCC region.
The Gulf Carton Factory of today is very different to the one founded over twenty-two years ago, says Eng. Meshari Al Jabr, GM at the Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia, plant. “Since we became part of the multi-industry Al Jabr Holding Company, we have benefitted from substantial investment in our factory, equipment and processes. That investment has seen us grow from 50 employees in 1994 to over 325, and from a capacity of 500 tons a month to around 8,000 tons a month.”
A factory extension, corrugator investments, new logistics, upgrades to pre-press, and the installation of three BOBST lines in three years, have all seen the company grow into one with substantial capabilities, which packaging buyers in the region are making the most of. “We have many long-standing customers and they say that one of the reasons they come to us is that they feel we are very open with them,” explains Al Jabr. “We listen to them, especially about what their requirements are and, accordingly, we continuously develop ourselves.”
“Just like many of our customers, we are paying close attention to branding,” said Al Jabr. “We have completely re-modelled our website,”