Highcon Systems Ltd has confirmed that Schumacher Packaging & Display, part of the German Schumacher Packaging Group, has installed a Highcon Beam 2C system to unlock new business opportunities and further advance its digitalisation of production processes.
By utilising Highcon’s digitally driven mechanical crease lines with laser die-cutting and digital stripping, Highcon says that Schumacher can run more jobs per shift, offer shorter run lengths with no MOQs, and eliminate waste while enhancing packaging and customer engagement for customers throughout Europe.
Driven by the evolving needs of the packaging and display markets and the rise in e-commerce, the Highcon technology has been installed at its Breda site in the Netherlands since August, 2022. It’s a key component in the company’s €700m investment in future-proofing the business and enabling it to produce sustainable, environmentally friendly packaging. It also supports its vision for a fully digital packaging workflow to meet brands’ dynamic needs.
Bob Malfliet, General Manager, Schumacher Breda, says, “The laser cutting technology utilised within the Highcon digital cut and creasing system is amazing. It can punch out even the finest structures and shapes, producing box structures that just can’t be replicated by any other method. It’s also fully automatic and requires no tooling, which means that we can offer our FMCG customers, stand-out products with a much quicker job turnaround. This will be key in winning work from the healthcare market, our next big growth target.”
Malfliet continues, “Thanks to Highcon, the installation process was painless too. Their support in development, sales and marketing enabled us to not only get the system up to speed quickly, but to also bring work in much faster. They’ve proved to be a true and valued partner, and a company that’s invested in sustainable packaging – a great complement for our own business.”
Juergen Freier, VP Sales and General Manager, Highcon Europe, comments,”The installation of the Highcon Beam 2C in Breda further expands our growth in corrugated in the EMEA market and is an important recognition of the potential of digital die-cutting to drive value and open new business opportunities. All of us at Highcon are proud to be associated with Schumacher and are excited to see how our system helps Schumacher achieve its goals.”