Albany Packaging installs Koenig & Bauer Rapida Press
September 23, 2021 By PrintAction Staff
In today’s highly competitive business environment, producing high quality products with increased efficiency are not just catchphrases, they are a necessity. Ever since 1947, Albany Packaging (Markham, Ont.) has remained committed to providing the highest quality folding-paperboard products to grocers, restaurants, convenience stores, apparel and retailers across North America. For more than 70 years, this professional folding carton solutions supplier has specialized in the sheeting, printing, die-cutting, windowing and gluing of paperboard.
As business has skyrocketed, its solution to increase capacity was to recently install a new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 seven-colour press along with a Koenig & Bauer AllPro 145 folder/gluer.
“We believe that our commitment to manufacturing efficiency is the driver behind our continual success,” says Daniel Engelberg, Albany’s sales and project manager. “Being one of the few packaging manufacturers providing large-format production in Canada, we are fortunate enough to have the capabilities to adapt to ever-changing market trends and meet specific requests. Our investments in large-format equipment, such as our new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 seven-colour printing press, Koenig & Bauer AllPro 145 folder/gluer, dual-lane window machines, and tray-former have increased overall plant productivity by 26 per cent this year.”
Armed with the new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 large-format press, Albany is utilizing its seven-colour units and QualiTronic colour control system to deliver the specific logos and branding its clientele demand.
The Koenig & Bauer AllPro folder/gluer is one of Albany’s more recent additions to its facility, bringing a total of four machines to its post-press delivery. It’s an important addition, says Engelberg, because it provides more capacity and increases the size of the packages that can be produced. Everything is now automated, he says, and this department is consistently displaying higher speeds and efficiency.
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