TECHNOLOGY

SGK appoints new Director to spearhead cutting-edge metal decorating pilot press and plating center of excellence

By SGK

SGK appoints Oscar Carcamo to lead its metal decorating capability

PITTSBURGH, PA, January 10, 2024 – Poised to elevate design and plating services for beverage and aerosol CPG brands and metal decorators, SGK, a division of Matthews International Corp (MATW), has appointed Oscar Carcamo to lead its metal decorating capability, delivering an industry-leading alternative for brands across the Americas, Canada, and Europe.

Bringing a wealth of 30 years’ industry experience, Oscar will lead a dynamic dedicated team to provide brand owners, designers, and metal decorators with unmatched control and innovation. At the core of SGK’s expanded offerings are technical expertise, client-centric experiences, brand consistency, and innovative brand design.

With a combined 80+ years’ print and piloting experience housed within SGK’s print innovation team, coupled with state-of-the-art metal deco and plating technology, including a 10-color pilot decorating press, the newly launched service promises unprecedented creative insight and technical innovation on even the most challenging can designs.

The combination of an award-winning packaging design team, seamlessly integrated production art and pre-press teams positions SGK to deliver a connected and holistic piloting experience. Collaborating with industry experts, including partners like INX, SGK is well-equipped to address the challenges faced by brand owners, creatives and large-scale manufacturers.

As sustainability goals accelerate and regional laws shift away from glass and plastics, SGK offers a unique opportunity to produce sustainable-focused solutions without compromising quality. Fueled by several factors, including the growing demand for sustainable packaging, the global beverage can market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.3 per cent from 2023 to 2030, reaching a value of USD 64.02 billion by 2030.*

Carcamo said: “I joined SGK to oversee a real change to the growing needs and status quo in the metal decorating industry. We’re incredibly hands-on, working with clients from start to finish, providing meaningful lines of communication and collaboration to deliver superior can pilot and CTP plating solutions.

“I recently celebrated three decades of print experience, joining the industry in 1993 and rising through the ranks. As a result, I possess a holistic technical skillset, with experience in every facet, from quality control to production scheduling, and understanding precisely what brand managers, decorators, and CPG brands value.”

Gary Kohl, President of SGK, said: “Oscar is a true print industry expert and brings incredible experience to propel our newly launched metal decorating solution. Our company is founded on delivering experiences that enable brands to speak louder, scale faster, and grow stronger.

“Our expanding team will uphold SGK's core values: an unwavering commitment to client satisfaction and a forward-thinking approach to innovation. They are seasoned experts, backed by a wealth of technical knowledge, consistently delivering exceptional outcomes that exceed client expectations.”

SGK, a division of Matthews International Corp (MATW), is a brand and content powerhouse focused on brand creation, brand activation, and brand stewardship, providing global solutions to a variety of market verticals¬¬, including food and beverage, home and personal care, and lifestyle.

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*Source: https://www.Grandviewresearch.Com/Industry-analysis/Beverage-cans-market