European packaging solutions company CPC is looking to improve its production capabilities and efficiency with its recent investment of four Bobst machines.
CPC is acquiring four machines, three of which are flat-bed die-cutters: Novacut 106 ER, Expertcut 145 PER and Mastercut 145 PER for its Cartons Business Unit. These solutions are described as featuring a state-of-the-art register systems, intelligent feeders and quick-change tooling, all complemented by ergonomics and automation.
Founded in 1986, CPC Packaging has 650 employees across nine factories in France and Germany. With sales of 140 million Euros across Europe, CPC aims to be a one-stop-shop offer of cartons, flexibles and labels.
“We help our customers to anticipate key trends and changes in the industry – whether those are consumer-driven or key technology developments – and help them to adapt accordingly, by upgrading or evolving their packaging specifications from one product to the other,” says Jonathan Schor, CEO of CPC Packaging. “For example, if they want to move from folding carton to flexible packaging, or from cut labels to self-adhesive labels, we can help them to achieve this by ensuring a seamless transition in terms of design and supply chain management.”
The company needed new die-cutters and a rotogravure machine. After considerable research of potential suppliers, CPC turned to Bobst, a global supplier of equipment and services to packaging and label manufacturers.
“I knew from the beginning it would make sense to buy the three die-cutters from one company, especially in terms of training, maintenance and servicing of the machines, but also in terms of the back-up between our plants,” explains Schor. “Following extensive market research and technical assessments of the various machines, it became clear that Bobst was the only supplier offering a reliable high-speed 145-cm die-cutter for our big runners – Mastercut 145 PER running at 9,500 sheets per hour – and there were only limited alternatives to Expertcut 145 PER for our large sheet average-sized runners.”
Also part of the investment is a RS 6003C HS high speed gravure printing press. The machine features Bobst’s TAPS (Total Automatic Pre-register Setting) system, which completes the pre-register procedure of all print units at the touch of a button, whether it is a new or repeat job. During printing the machine has superior register performance, Bobst explains, saying it achieves register correction several times faster than conventional systems while enabling fast makeready operations and quick changeovers.
The machines will be installed in different CPC Packaging plants during the second half of 2018.
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