Montreal based Netpak, a large privately held manufacturer of printed folding cartons, has partnered with Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI) to further advance its integrated workflow for business and production management. Netpak is the first North American company to adopt the complete Packaging Suite for folding carton production by EFI™.
Known for fast lead times and exceptional quality, the packaging manufacturer has long relied on EFI’s packaging ERP software, Radius®, as the cornerstone of its automated workflow.
Using advanced traceability procedures that integrate job creation capability and automated, robotized connectivity, Netpak is able to maintain its competitive advantage in automation and plant-wide efficiencies, offering greater flexibility and allowing Netpak to align with its clients’ speed-to-market needs. The company also uses an innovative prepress workflow that operates seamlessly with the Packaging Suite to optimize its productivity and capability to produce packaging solutions more efficiently.
Netpak has enhanced its workflow over time with additional components from EFI’s Packaging Suite that allow for a full integration with Radius. Most notably, it was the first folding carton company to launch iQuote, EFI’s intelligent estimation and planning solution.
The company conducted a successful business review with EFI to identify areas where it could gain greater value in its business model. “We’ve seen great results from the first phase of updates in our software infrastructure,” said Salvatore Novello, Netpak’s co-founder, “Ultimately, we reached a point in our company’s growth where we believed we could further optimize procedures in order to support our business objectives. In partnership with EFI, we evaluated our roadmap and focused on areas where performance could be improved, such as shop floor data collection and scheduling.”