Stanpac doubles press capacity with Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106
January 13, 2023 By PrintAction Staff
Stanpac, with three North American locations, has experienced explosive growth since early 2020. The company recently installed a Speedmaster XL 106 from Heidelberg at its Smithville, Ont., location to keep up with the growing demands of its customers.
When COVID-19 hit in early 2020, Stanpac’s business “changed overnight,” said Murray Bain, vice-president of sales and marketing. The company, who primarily produces cartons and other packaging for the ice cream and food service industries at its locations in Ontario, New Jersey, and Texas, saw a rapid influx in business when consumers were unexpectedly isolated at home. Thanks to dedicated staff and loyal suppliers, the company was able to navigate the increasing requests from its customers, but after three years of 24/7 shifts and sold-out press capacity, Bain said, “Our labour was maxed out, sales were becoming capped, and lead times were getting longer.”
With the September 2022 installation of the XL 106, Stanpac has doubled the plant’s offset printing capacity.
“Our customers want top-quality, high-end print and many of them want smaller order sizes,” said Bain. “Some have as many as 70 flavours, so we run quite a large number of products. This press allows us to do that.”
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