Koenig & Bauer Investments Increase Productivity and Efficiency at Albany Packaging
In today’s highly competitive business environment, producing high quality products with increased efficiency are not just catchphrases, they are a necessity. Ever since 1947, Albany Packaging has remained committed to providing the highest quality folding-paperboard products to well-known grocers, restaurants, convenience stores, apparel, and retailers across North America. For more than 70 years, this professional folding carton solutions supplier has specialized in the sheeting, printing, diecutting, windowing, and gluing of paperboard. As business has skyrocketed, its solution to increase capacity was to recently install a new Koenig & Bauer (Booth N2443) Rapida 145 seven-color press along with a Koenig & Bauer AllPro 145 folder/gluer. Since it went live, the new press has provided a 60% increase in press productivity, and has saved the company set-up time, while reducing waste and job turnaround time.
“We believe that our commitment to manufacturing efficiency is the driver behind our continual success,” says Daniel Engelberg, Albany’s sales and project manager. “Being one of the few packaging manufacturers that provides large-format production in Canada, we are fortunate enough to have the capabilities to adapt to ever-changing market trends and meet customer specific requests. Our investments, such as our new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 seven-color printing press, Koenig & Bauer AllPro 145 folder/gluer, dual-lane window machines, and tray-former have increased overall plant productivity by 26% this year.”