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Packaging Personified to install new Koenig & Bauer Evo XG Mod 140 flexographic press


March 29, 2022
By PrintAction Staff
Daniel Vilchez, Koenig & Bauer’s flexo sales director - Americas; Joe Imburgia; Preston Neetzel, Koenig & Bauer sales director; and Stefano Rettori, Koenig & Bauer’s customer service specialist.

When Packaging Personified was established nearly 50 years ago, its founder Dominic Imburgia initiated core tenets that still resonate today: quality, service, commitment, investment, innovation, and a broad customer base. While the packaging industry has changed dramatically, his family has maintained those principles as its clear beacon. Today, the company is a leader in the flexible packaging industry consistently providing its customers with quality custom flexible packaging. The torch has been passed to his sons, Joe Imburgia and Dan Imburgia along with the next generation, his grandson Dominic.

From its humble roots of two partners sitting at the kitchen table with $1,000 to invest and opportunities to explore, the company has demonstrated rapid growth over 46 years into a Midwest manufacturing powerhouse. The firm employs over 230 between its 137,000-sf in Illinois and 105,000-sf in Michigan, with an eye toward a third facility in the future. That growth has prompted the firm to add a new flexographic press. This spring, a new Koenig & Bauer Evo XG Mod 140 press will arrive at its sprawling Carol Stream, Ill., facility.

“We’re eagerly anticipating our new eight-colour Koenig & Bauer Evo XG Mod 140 flexographic press,” said Joe Imburgia, Packaging Personified’s general manager. “This is a key part of our $10 million spend in the past 18 months. It is giving us a higher speed of 2,000 fpm and will significantly increase capacity along with higher productivity. As a service-oriented organization that is facing increased demand, this new press can’t arrive fast enough. It will positively impact everyone at our company—sales, customer service, everyone. We firmly believe in continuously investing in new equipment and are proud to partner once again with Koenig & Bauer.”

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The new Koenig & Bauer Evo XG flexographic press will join other Koenig & Bauer flexible packaging presses in Illinois and Michigan. Since all of the Koenig & Bauer presses at Packaging Personified will be on a similar platform, management will be closely watching the newest member for its productivity results and then replicate them throughout the facility.