DeWitt Packaging Corp, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, recently installed their second Kolbus AutoBox machine to increase throughput and expand their product offering.
DeWitt originally purchased their first AutoBox, equipped with the DL300 digital ink jet printing module, in 2018. The converter had great success with their first machine, which eventually led to them ordering their second machine in November of 2021 – the compact AutoBox Boxer.
“Adding the Boxer just made sense,” said Jim Baker, Owner, DeWitt Packaging Corp. “It fits our niche well, as we run a lot of low volume assembled kits which include trays, covers, HSCs, five panel folders. The Boxer handles it all with ease and is already being used at nearly full capacity. It’s an extremely versatile machine and we like that it can do OPFs (one panel folders) in a single pass.”
The machine choice was made with the goal of moving jobs to the Boxer from their existing converting equipment and maintaining short lead times, due to their customers’ growing demand for bespoke, short run packaging solutions. Their Boxer was installed in January 2022 and is equipped with optional upgrades including the DL200 digital print module and TF200 Table Feed for auto-feeding and a stacking unit.
“Interest in the the AutoBox product line has grown tremendously in the corrugated industry as sheet plants and converters are faced with the challenge of finding skilled machine operators. The one minute set-up, simple controls, and the the built in safety features are attracting more people to add these machines to their plants,” said Art Crawley, Sales Manager, KOLBUS America.