First demo room for GMS is also first in Australia to showcase Kongsberg technology

Following a significant investment in a state-of-the-art new facility, leading Australian distributor GMS Pacific has opened the doors to its first demo center – and the first in the country to boast a Kongsberg C64 at the heart of its automated production.
The company, which has delivered intelligent solutions for label and packaging manufacturers for more than 40 years, has handled distribution and servicing for Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS) across the Oceania region since 2021.
“We recently relocated the whole business to Notting Hill in Victoria in order to have space for a fantastic new demo facility,” said Andrew McNamara, Managing Director of GMS Pacific. “As this is our first ever demo center we wanted to make it special, and we’re delighted that the significant investment has been so worthwhile. With 240m2 of floorspace, we not only have the room for a full Kongsberg automation line, but we also have ample space for other machinery as well."
Managing all sales, distribution, and servicing of the complete range of Kongsberg digital finishing solutions, tools and consumables across Oceania, GMS Pacific also provides expert advice to customers. “The new facility is in an ideal location for us, and from here we can host and entertain customers from anywhere in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia,” said Andrew.
David Preskett, Vice President of Kongsberg PCS, EMEA and APAC, said the new demo center gave GMS Pacific the opportunity to show customers how the Kongsberg C64 delivers the highest levels of performance. “The Kongsberg C64 is the ideal centerpiece to any demonstration, with its state-of-the-art engineering and aerospace technology, together with an aluminum composite tabletop, rack and pinion drive system and dynamic table mapping all combining to deliver the greatest cutting accuracy and consistency,” he said. “With the addition of the wide range of optional tooling combinations, Andrew and the team can now also demonstrate how the C64 can tackle any job quickly and easily while being confident in achieving the best quality of final print and cut.”
David said that the new GMS Pacific demo center adds to the number of partnerships that have enabled Kongsberg PCS to showcase its digital cutting solutions to customers worldwide.
“Kongsberg cutting solutions are renowned for delivering the most robust and reliable digital cutting solutions to packaging, signage and display markets across the world,” he said. “As part of the Kongsberg PCS commitment to better service our clients and provide a more localized service where possible, it is our goal to ensure customers can witness the power and performance of our range without having the expense, inconvenience and environmental impact of travelling half-way around the globe to do so. This latest demo center helps achieve that.”


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