A Fourth KBA Rapida for Walter G. Anderson
Walter G. Anderson, Inc., an independent supplier of folding cartons, will install its fourth 57˝, seven-color KBA Rapida 145 press with coater at its headquarters in Hamel, Minnesota. The press will be installed early in 2016.
“Our headquarters facility in Hamel is one of the most modern folding carton plants in North America with the most dedicated craftsmen in our industry,” says Marc Anderson, president and CEO of Walter G. Anderson, Inc. “We continue to invest in the latest technology to bring our customers high quality, fast turnaround, and low cost on a wide variety of substrates. This new high-performance KBA Rapida 145 press is a key investment for us in which it will double our productivity and add efficiency—all geared toward providing a profound positive impact for our valued customers.”
The new press will be equipped with a variety of additional KBA technolgies. These features include a fully-automatic plate changer, CleanTronic Synchro, providing simultaneous cleaning of inking rollers, blankets and impression cylinders, and includes a dedicated package for inking unit drives; and ErgoTronic ColorControl for the highest quality printing.
“Ever since we first saw the new Rapida 145 large format press in action before it was officially announced, we’ve been thoroughly impressed with its performance and production,” says Anderson. “It was the breakthrough press we were seeking. Our current three Rapida 145 presses run round-the-clock and have become workhorses producing our folding carton work. KBA has the leading reputation in large format and our prior eight KBA presses have operated seamlessly.”