1.6 billion dirhams in expected sales of printing equipment in the 2026 region

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Sales of printing equipment in the Middle East and Africa are expected to reach 1.6 billion dirhams in 2026, giving new impetus to the industry and strong support for modest post-pandemic growth.

In this positive atmosphere, leading printing equipment manufacturers have confirmed that they are looking to showcase the latest products and innovative solutions at the upcoming Gulf Printing and Packaging Expo. This region’s leading exhibition for commercial printing and packaging printing will be held from 24-26 May 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Center (Hall 1). Industry stakeholders stand to benefit from the growth potential of the sector, as previously mentioned in Smithers Pira’s Future of Printing Equipment Markets to 2026 report.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East will introduce a new addition to its mid-range production segment along with its automated color management system and registration system – Intelligent Quality Enhancement.

In this context, Nayyar Ansari, Business Unit Manager of Konica Minolta, said, “The company has a rich history of innovation in the printing industry in the region. We were the first to introduce and display digital posters in the region during the Gulf Print & Pack Fair five years ago, and we were the leading company to introduce a digital decoration solution to the Middle East during the Gulf Print & Pack Fair five years ago. ‘event. We also promise new innovations to attendees this year with the introduction of a recently launched product that aims to showcase technological advancements in the industry.

Ansari also believes that digitalization will be a major trend in the progress and success of the industry. He added, “How companies crystallize digital technology will affect customers’ investment in equipment, as it provides greater flexibility. Big spenders seek differentiation, and this can be achieved through the advancement of digital technology. It is not limited to printing only, the technology crystallizes the efficient use of human resources and enables various products to be produced quickly, made adjustments, and then reproduced.

As the industry moves towards digitalization globally and not just in the region, innovation will be at the forefront of the Gulf Print & Pack Show.

Barry Killingray, Director of the Gulf Printing and Packaging Exhibition, said: “Printing equipment and machinery is used to manufacture a wide variety of products, from printed publications such as newspapers and magazines to packaging and posters as well as graphics for signage and displays. Our industry also influences a wide range of other businesses such as food and retail companies, and even logistics companies who are rapidly introducing innovative products and solutions, in response to changing consumer habits and needs. consumers. We welcome those interested in new innovations being developed and introduced to our industry that will have a significant impact on the way we do business in the future.

Another exhibitor, Finsac, will be showcasing its new range of label finishing equipment including the USAR 430, rewinder, roller elevator (VRL series) and the high quality Finsac system for varnishes, coatings and digital films for labels and packaging.

Speaking about her participation in the exhibition, Ranesh Bajaj, Director of FINACAC, said, “Networking is essential if you are looking to market your business, and nothing is more important than communicating visually with your audience. Since the Covid pandemic, life has become a veritable mix of virtual and in-person events. Vinsack is delighted that most events are now taking place in person and that our team attending the Gulf Printing and Packaging Exhibition is taking a giant step towards re-communicating with our clients and clients outside of the virtual zone.

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