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Cyber Opens Doors to New Technology Centre and Showroom
The company celebrated the opening ceremony to its refurbished Technology Centre and Showroom at Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
Cyber (M) Sdn Bhd announced the official opening of its new facility located at Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The facility, which the company termed “Technology Centre”, celebrated its opening ceremony on 21st April 2017. Dedicated to the printing community, the 4,000 sqm Technology Centre and showroom is the second facility that Cyber has in Malaysia; the first of which is located in Senai.
The opening ceremony was attended by about 300 delegates from the region, namely Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. As per tradition, the day began with a tree planting ceremony, followed by a spectacular lion dance show to usher in fortune and abundance. The session concluded with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
“We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all our distinguished to the opening of the Cyber Technology Centre and Open House,” said Herbert Cheong, Chairman of the Cyber Group, in an opening speech to visitors.
Cheong further explained the name and purpose of the facility: “We call it a Technology Centre to remind us that the industry is constantly evolving, and we have to keep pace with new innovations. This is just a building with four walls, and what we get out of it is important. It is indeed a high sounding name, and in order to live up to the name, we need all of you to share with us your knowledge. We would like to share whatever new technology received from our suppliers to assist you to progress, at the same time, we look forward to your feedback and understand your needs. We can work hand in gloves to achieve whatever all of us are looking for so let us have your ideas.”
Guests were then given a tour of the new facility. Cyber took the opportunity to showcase the company’s wide range of equipment offerings over a two-day event. There was also a mini seminar session by product specialists from Ryobi MHI Graphic Technology Limited (RMGT), Horizon International and the Cyber Group.
Distinguished guests at the ceremony include Eijiro Hori, president & CEO of Horizon International Inc., Yuzuru Ichimasa, president of RMGT and Katsushi Hirokawa, vice president of RMGT. Also in attendance were representatives from the main printing associations within the region, including from Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia.
“On behalf of Horizon, I deeply congratulate Cyber for the opening of the new Technology Centre. Since I met Mr Herbert Cheong more than 35 years ago, I have been admiring his considerable insight for the business, and knowledge and experience devoted to the printing industry. As you are aware, the printing industry is changing. It is very important to have the right advisor, and you can find that in the Cyber Group,” said Horizon’s Eijiro Hori.
The premise was first purchased by Cyber in 2010. The company then began planning for its re-building in 2012. Five years on, the Technology Centre is now re-opened to the state-of-the-art facility that it is today. Cyber has been established since 1976 in Singapore and most recently celebrated its 39th anniversary in 2016. Since then, the company has embarked on a globalisation program, which brought it into Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam, Outer Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos.
Cyber Showroom Highlights
The new showroom has a roomy floorspace which housed Cyber’s latest machinery and offerings. One of the highlights at the event was a demonstration of the RMGT9-920PF8, an A1 size 8-colour perfector from the RMGT 9 Offset press series. The press is able to increase productivity by 2.5 times over a new 4-colour press, whilst using the same amount of electricity and floor space. It utilises LED UV technology, and thus consumes 91% less electricity than conventional UV. Users can also send the print off for finishing immediately without any wait times.
The press is loaded with the Smart FPC (Fully Automatic Plate Changer) feature to support high productivity with minimal makeready time. As part of the demo session, they were able to complete four job signatures within a 20-minute time period, further closing the gap between digital and offset printing.
On the other side of the showroom is the flagship press in the RMGT10-1050ST-4, A 4-colour RMGT press that prints a sheet size of 750 X 1050mm.
On the second floor of the building, Cyber showcased Horizon finishing equipment, such as the new PUR Perfect Binder, BQ480PUR. It is purportedly the most highly automatic binder in its class, revealing benefit of PUR binding, with a speed of 1350 cycles/hour. It is able to reduce makeready time by 50% and is able to bind variable size book by 2.5 times, as compared to the BQ470. Other Horizon products on display include the most popular single-clamp perfect binder worldwide, the BQ270V, and the VAC-1000a + SPF200L – FC200L, supposedly a fastest and best-selling collator in the world.
Other new offerings that were on demo include a new B1 size diecaster by Yawa, a folder gluer by Jinnyeu, and the Mr Colour-Matcher II, an ink matching system by Taniguchi Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd. According to the Japanese company, 38.3% of press stoppage time is due to issues with ink matching. The patented computerised colour matching technology is able to significantly reduce the amount of press stoppage time.
This article and more in the latest issue of Print Innovation Asia.