Yavne, April 27th, 2021: The BoxMaker, a US leader in digitally produced packaging, has purchased two Highcon® Euclid 5C digital converting systems for its Washington and Arkansas sites to support its growing corrugated business. The system in Washington is already operating, at a monthly run rate of over 300 jobs, and the second is due to be installed in June at the Arkansas plant.
The BoxMaker is known as an early adopter of digital production and is the first company in the world to have ordered 2 HP PageWide C500 Digital Printing Presses.
According to Richard Brown, President and Co-Owner of The BoxMaker and their web-to-print brand, Fantastapack.com, “The addition of these digital cutting and creasing machines is already improving our production capacity, quality and speed of delivery. Not only does this technology allow us to produce new, differentiated structural design options, but it also contributes to our sustainability and waste reduction initiatives by substantially reducing manufacturing and set up time, eliminating physical die-cutting tooling costs and the required storage, while at the same time enabling ganging of multiple jobs on the same digital die. These abilities allow us to reduce lead times and offer our customers the agility and service they deserve while providing them with unlimited design innovation.”
Mike Ciaramella, V.P. Sales and General Manager, Highcon Americas, said, “The BoxMaker is recognized as an industry expert and thought leader in corrugated manufacturing. Their adoption of Highcon technology is a testament to their belief in our solutions and the impact innovative, sustainable, cost-effective packaging and displays can bring to their customers. We are impressed with the speed of their ramp-up and look forward to continuing our relationship.”
The Highcon Euclid 5C digital cutting and creasing machine has been specifically engineered to suit the needs of packaging converters working corrugated and fluted substrates from 1 mm up to 3mm / 40-120pt. Not only does the Highcon Euclid 5C save on the production and storage of die cutting forms but also adds the flexibility of digital technology; JIT production, short runs, the ability to customize structure to optimize box size, customized perforations with cleaner edges and easier opening, and variable data etching for customization or personalization down to the level of serial numbers.
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