Koenig & Bauer Duran’s First North American Installation

To better service its leading international pharmaceutical firms, Canadian packaging specialist Ellis Paper Box added a new Koenig & Bauer Duran Omega Allpro 90 folder-gluer — the first in North America — to its post-press department at its 60,000-sq-ft Mississauga, Ontario facility. 

Ellis had been diligently researching the Omega Allpro line as an added benefit when Duran became part of the Koenig & Bauer family late last year. “We had already developed a great relationship with Koenig and Bauer through our purchase of their Iberica brand of diecutters last year,” says Dave Ellis, President. “When Koenig and Bauer purchased Duran and its Omega products, it seemed to be an ideal situation for both parties. I believe Koenig & Bauer will continue to be a very important partner to the Ellis Group for many years.” 

Ellis was attracted to the Omega Allpro because the folder-gluers handle a wide range of substrates from cartonboard to corrugated, are extremely versatile and capable of producing the most complex range of carton styles, which minimizes makeready and maximizes productivity and profitability. Allpro folder-gluers produce straight line, doublewall, crash lock and optional four- and six- corner with single finger servo fold for high speed precision as well as inner partition, Z-fold, conical crash lock and CD boxes at a maximum belt speed of 400 m/ min. All Omega gluers are equipped with touch screen control panels, and modems for diagnostic purposes that are designed for strength and reliability. They have motorized or motorized with memory versions as well.  

Dave Ellis, President of Ellis Paper Box, is proud to own the first North American Duran Omega Allpro 90 folder-gluer.

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