The Control Group uses SOP-driven manufacturing discipline and state-of-the-art press technology to meet the demands of the pharmaceutical market.
SUPPLYING THE PACKAGING material needs of pharmaceutical customers demands the utmost from equipment, materials, systems, processes, and procedures. The Control Group knows this well—it's been serving the pharmaceutical market since its inception in 1971.
The Control Group started its corporate life in offset printing, serving commercial and pharmaceutical customers with such items as packaging inserts and labels. It branched out into flexo printing in 1987 when it acquired a Propheteer press. By 1992, it had added two additional Propheteer presses and used this flexo-printing capability to supply pressure-sensitive roll labels to markets that now included branded and generic pharmaceuticals, vitamins, and neutraceuticals.
The company continued its steady growth in the flexo-printing arena at the turn of the century with a series of additional press acquisitions. Late 1999 brought with it a 20˝ Mark Andy 4150 film press that allowed the company to begin running flexible packaging materials. This capability helped The Control Group increase its pharmaceutical business, along with opening up other opportunities, especially in cosmetics, said Jeff Levine, CPA and partner.
This press was joined in quick succession by two Aquaflex 10˝ InstaPrep presses. One 6-color unit was installed in 2000 and Levine said they liked the press so much that they added a second 6-color InstaPrep just six months later.
With the increased productivity and capabilities from these new investments, The Control Group was able to retire its three original flexo presses. However, to keep up with its business growth, the company installed another InstaPrep press in 2004. All three 10˝ Aquaflex InstaPrep presses include full UV and conventional drying systems. Also, to further augment its flexible packaging capabilities, it recently added a 20˝, 8-color Aquaflex LX multi-substrate press that is also equipped with full UV and conventional drying systems.