CompanyBox, the Charlotte-based corrugated packaging company, reported a significant expansion in capacity and nationwide corrugated digital print solutions with the investment in a second HP C500 press. The purchase adds to their robust suite of digital equipment and further strengthens capabilities for the business. CompanyBox will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony in November 2021.
The new C500 is equipped with a state-of-the-art stacker that allows CompanyBox to run small jobs continuously with larger runs without slowing up the press. “Combined with our platform and technology, we are providing our customers with new and innovative ways to capture the consumer’s attention,” said Louis DeJesus, CEO, CompanyBox. “The package can now become a communication piece; personalized and targeted to specific geographic markets and events. Gone are the barriers and long lead times inherent in traditional platforms.”
The press, known for its flexibility on small to large runs, also delivers sharp text, barcodes, and smooth tone transitions, all in vivid colors. As a true replacement to litho, the print resolution can be viewed in accurate detail. “Customers do not need to settle for ‘close enough’ to get all the benefits digital packaging has to offer,” noted Kyle DeJesus, President, CompanyBox. “Our suite of world class printers allows us to work with brands like Polaroid, Lowe’s, and SnackMagic.”
As a minority partner, Green Bay Packaging is invested in their growth. “Company Box is an industry leader in digital printing, service and quality. This investment builds on the platform that Company Box established by being a pioneer in digital printing. Green Bay Packaging is excited to be a part of this investment and taking the next step in the journey,” said Bryan Hollenbach, Executive Vice President, Green Bay Packaging.
The purchase makes CompanyBox the first in the world to run two C500s in the same building. They recently added a second 65,000 sq ft facility giving them 180,000 sq ft completely dedicated to digital packaging. It puts CompanyBox in a position to be one of the few companies with enough capacity and redundancy to serve customer’s needs within a 10-day window.
“We can now automate two-sided digital printing utilizing the two HP C500’s with our fully conveyorized facility,” explained Louis. “To support that added capacity, we increased our converting equipment by purchasing two new additional Eterna die-cutters, a Vega specialty gluer, 2-piece stitcher gluer, a rotary die-cutter and a central scrap system.”
“This investment will make, what we believe to be the largest totally digital post print packaging company in the US,” said Kyle.