The press will increase the company’s production capacity and drive speed to market for its health and wellness folding carton clients.
“As we move through the global pandemic, we remain a resilient organization that continues to invest in our business despite the uncertain marketplace, as well as a strong North American partner for organizations looking for nearshore and onshore suppliers,” said Ron Harris, president & CEO at Jones. “Our new press is just the first of our planned equipment investments through 2021 totaling $20 million – all of which deepen Jones Healthcare Group’s focus and service to wellness markets in support of our aggressive growth strategy.”
The Rapida 106 increases the company’s production capacity, flexibility and efficiency through highly automated technology and speeds of up to 18,000 sheets per hour.
“Koenig & Bauer has a long history of producing the most automated machines in the world and we’re proud to partner with the group on this custom solution. We’ve chosen certain unique features to enhance our operations and service, and meet our clients’ specific needs,” Harris said. “Importantly, the Rapida 106’s sheet-fed offset technology is dubbed a global champion for makeready and production output, which reduces the environmental impact of makeready and waste, and increases our sustainability.”
The Rapida 106 is will arrive at the company’s London, Canada facility this summer and is anticipated to be operational in October.