Accord Carton Orders Second manroland Roland Wide-Format Press
CHICAGO—Sept. 22, 2011—manroland Inc. is announcing that Accord Carton will become the second package printer in the world to install a next-generation seven-color Roland 907-6 press with coater. The installation is scheduled for completion in late February 2012.
Robert Codo, president of Accord carton said regarding Accord’s success with their first 56″ manroland press, “In the last five years, we’ve gone from $7 million to nearly $40 million in sales. There are still plenty of opportunities out there for us and we need this new machine to take us to the next level.”
Codo said the installation of the new manroland will be coupled with a plant expansion to accommodate the press as well as provide ample space for staging materials to efficiently keep pace with the new machine.
Accord Carton’s new press is prepared for UV printing, and includes a Telepresence remote diagnostics module, OK Balance, ColorPilot and printnet. This new generation of the Roland 900 series also incorporates many engineering changes to further improve the the performance and reliability of this large format press. It can operate at up to 15,000 copies per hour.
Accord Carton already has a manroland 56″ press which was installed in 2006. It operates at 14,000 copies per hour. Codo expects his staff to get up to speed quickly with the new 56″ press. It will be a matter of learning the new automation controls and advanced technologies on the press.
Codo anticipates that the doubling of its capacity will allow his company to capitalize on existing new business opportunities. He said, “Today we are positioned very well in the markets that we serve. That was not the case 9 years ago when we lost a very large customer to China. At that time we made a decision the food, consumer care and products markets where we could defend ourselves from offshore competition. Over the years we found that the decision to slot ourselves into those markets has had a good affect on our ability to write new business.”
About Accord Carton
For over 70 years, Accord Carton has been a family-owned packaging company dedicated to helping customers bring their products to life through unique and attractive packaging. Over the years Accord has grown into a state-of-the-art production facility, but never abandoned the dedication to quality and attention to detail that was the hallmark of the founder’s vision.
manroland Inc is a division of manroland AG the world’s second largest printing systems manufacturer and the world’s market leader in web offset. Webfed and sheetfed presses provide solutions for publishing, commercial, and packaging printing.