Ontario-based Ingersoll Paper Box orders new New Rapida 106 41" seven-color press equipped with coater, UV capabilities, inline color control; press will be delivered in April
February 12, 2014
KBA North America announces that Ingersoll Paper Box (IPB), a leading folding carton manufacturer headquartered in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada, has selected its KBA Rapida 106 41-inch seven-color press equipped with a coater, full UV capabilities, and inline color control. The new press will be delivered in April 2014.
“We welcome 2014 as a show-off year for our company,” says Sarah Skinner, managing director of Ingersoll Paper Box. “We’re eagerly anticipating the delivery of our new KBA Rapida 106 41-inch seven color press because it gives us new capabilities and will broaden our customer base. We can’t wait to unveil our new press capabilities to our existing customers. For the first time, we now have seven color units rather than the six and four color units on our existing presses. We believe that this press will extend our capabilities and prompt our existing customers to give us even more work. Once installed, we’ll be heavily marketing its capabilities with an open house in early spring where we’ll also be demonstrating our new automatic sheet inspection machine, which was installed last winter.”
Choosing the new press was not a quick light-hearted decision for management at Ingersoll. The company visited all three leading press manufacturers and spent 10 days in Germany listening to presentations. But ultimately, Ingersoll felt that KBA was the best fit for its company and provided Skinner and her management team with an ongoing partnership well into the future.
The new KBA press, which will be replacing an older model, will be key to maintaining Ingersoll’s reputation for quality, fast turnaround, and personalized service to its Canadian pharmaceutical customers that demand quick turnarounds on short-run work in a highly-regulated industry.
“Seventy-five percent of our work is derived from the pharmaceutical industry,” says Skinner, “while the rest of our customer base hails from food, consumer goods, and the health and medical industries. New for our company will be the inline color control system and the UV capabilities on the KBA press. Our pharmaceutical clients demand color consistency from run-to-run and box-to-box. For example, they can’t have a wall of orange boxes in a drugstore with different shades of orange. While our press operators have diligently checked for color consistency in the past, this new automated system from KBA will give them an added layer. The new UV capabilities provide us with the ability to offer our clients high gloss for more intricate colorful designs and alleviate drying times after print production.”
“We were attracted to KBA’s consistency throughout the production of our press,” says Skinner. “Unlike any of the other press manufacturers, KBA has a devoted engineering team for each press that knows your particular model and accessories, how it works, and caters to your specific needs. This gave us an unprecedented comfort level. KBA accompanied us to three different locations in California where we were impressed to see our press model in action. In the end, we felt very secure placing our order with KBA.”
Ingersoll Paper Box, a fourth-generation family-owned business, was established in 1922 by Robert Skinner. Today, the firm is headquartered in a modern facility in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada with 80,000 square feet of manufacturing space and 38,000 square feet of warehousing space. The firm produces quality folding cartons from standard designs to custom design solutions, from computer-aided design (CAD) to printing, die cutting, embossing, and folding/gluing. Its diverse customer base includes the consumer, food, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Over the years, Ingersoll Paper Box has earned an enviable reputation for its ability to meet its customers' needs for highly flexible production from anywhere from a thousand up to a million folding cartons. The firm’s dedication to continuous improvement allows it to provide its customers with the highest quality folding cartons backed up by exceptional personalized service. This combination of quality and service has helped Ingersoll Paper Box to build long term partnerships with many of its customers.