U.S. folding carton converter, Oliver Inc., chooses its ninth Koenig & Bauer press

When food, health and beauty and pharma manufacturers seek beautiful custom packaging for their products, many put their trust in Oliver Inc for their print, in-store display and package printing. This folding carton converter not only provides eye-catching branded packaging but designs boxes for convenience, ease-of-use and regulatory standards.

“Our goal is to provide creative, competitive, and reliable packaging and print solutions that drive sales and peace of mind for our customers,” says Dan Rodenbush, President-CEO of Oliver Inc. “In the past few years, we have invested over $20m in capital expenditures and we continue to make investments that allow us to offer our customers a greater range of services and capabilities. With so many products on retail shelves and new products constantly being introduced, we need to support our customers with state-of-the-art equipment.”

Capacity increase

At its newly-acquired facility in Hauppauge, NY, which was formerly DISC Graphics until earlier this year, Oliver is getting ready to welcome a new piece of machinery to its pressroom: a new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 57-inch press with UV. This new top of the line press has all of Koenig & Bauer’s latest quality, throughput and production options. It will be its most sophisticated machine when placed in operation. Plus, it will drive production and capacity by an additional 20% becoming a workhorse for Oliver’s daily production in Hauppauge and its go-to press for high end quality work. Oliver’s management team has also noted that the new press will deliver a cost-effective return on investment in the next several years.

“Our food, health and beauty and pharma customers demand speed to market and a breadth of high end finishing capabilities,” says Nik Blake, Vice President/General Manager. “Strategically, we felt that our new Rapida 145 57-inch seven color large format press would give us a superior advantage needed to win in today’s competitive market place. Koenig & Bauer’s technology, as well as its color control system will allow us to offer our existing customers the highest level of quality while also giving us the capacity to support our new business development efforts.”

Ninth press

In fact, this Rapida large format press will be Oliver’s ninth machine from Koenig & Bauer. “When it comes to choosing new equipment, we make sure that we are purchasing the latest and greatest technologies available,” says Rodenbush. “Koenig & Bauer checked all the boxes with its innovative 57-inch seven-color large format press. It will help us compete in today’s aggressive environment. From the time we started researching the purchase of a new Rapida press, Koenig & Bauer has been incredibly responsive with both technical and sales information. We have had all the resources of Koenig & Bauer at our disposal and they have been amazingly responsive and easy to work with. Having such a long partnership with Koenig & Bauer, we know that it has always been a leading press manufacturer for over 200 years and it is both reliable and reasonably priced. To showcase the new press and its capabilities, we will be hosting an open house as well as making it a center point at our upcoming trade shows.”

Oliver’s new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 57-inch press will drive production and capacity by an additional 20%.






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