Boxes Inc. added the Beam 2C to their digital workflow primarily to support their online, customised packaging web-to-pack site, Xceed, but is now also expanding usage to support other more traditional parts of their organisation. Describing the install as its easiest ramp-up ever, Boxes Inc. benefitted most from the increased speed-to-market afforded by Highcon’s digital finishing technology.
Boxes Inc. was the first company in the USA to install the flagship Highcon® Beam 2C digital finishing system for corrugated. According to Jason Mueller, Senior Vice President, General Manager, ‘We have installed a number of new machines over the last few years, and this was by far the easiest ramp-up I have had the privilege of being part of. Within weeks we were routing and running 10 to 15 production orders a day on the Highcon.’
Mike Ciaramella, Highcon V.P. Sales & General Manager, Americas added, ‘The close relationship between Boxes Inc. and our Highcon team has been key to their highly successful implementation of our technology. We look forward to continuing to support their business in the future.’
Boxes Inc. is currently running two shifts, substantially improving their overall efficiency. Mueller added, ‘If I had to pick one benefit as the ‘key benefit’ I would have to say that we have benefitted most from the speed to market improvements the Highcon system has provided. We no longer have the delay from ordering tooling. We have reduced our delivery time by more than 40%.’
The Highcon Beam 2C digital finishing system is available in two configurations: pallet-based and a non-stop version with non-stop feeder, non-stop stacker and waste removal. It has been engineered to meet the stringent market requirements for corrugated packaging: non-crush process, customisable to enable rightsizing and light-weighting of packaging; strong enough to allow the product to be shipped in its own box and at the same time providing a positive unboxing experience that supports brand owners.