Royal Paper Box Improves Productivity With 41” KBA Press
MONTEBELLO, CA—March 14, 2012—KBA North America announces that Royal Paper Box, a leading Montebello, CA folding carton converter, has made an impressive new addition to its pressroom: a new 41-inch KBA sheetfed press. The prestigious firm caters to a globally diverse customer base including high-end cosmetics and demanding bio-medical packaging.
“We feel the addition of the KBA press has significantly enhanced and complemented our pressroom,” says Jim Hodges, president of Royal Paper Box, who recently won the 2011 Robert T. Gair Award from the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC), its highest distinction. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime of significant and lasting contributions to the paperboard packaging industry.
For Royal Paper Box, which is a global leader in the packaging field, the new KBA brings numerous advantages. With its powerful ability to print at high speeds, its automation brings efficiency gains in makeready and running speeds and it will improve production scheduling while reducing costs.
“Throughout more than 70 years in business, our company has been dedicated to our customer’s needs,” says Hodges. “Our focus is to produce ‘packaging that sells your product’ while we keep our commitment to quality, service, and speed-to-market.”
Founded in 1940, Royal Paper Box Company has been an industry leading provider of folding carton packaging solutions that have met the needs of its globally diverse customer base. Hodges’ father, Clary, along with a group of investors and employees, bought out the founder in 1956. Jim Hodges joined the company after serving in the Marines. Together the father-son team expanded the company with a sterling reputation of consistent high quality, on-time delivery, state of the art facilities, trained personnel and outstanding customer service. Today the company sits on 10 acres in a 172,000 sq ft facility with 175 employees.
KBA North America is located in Dallas, Texas and a member of the KBA Group. Established 194 years ago in Wuerzburg, Germany, Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) is the oldest and second largest press manufacturer worldwide. KBA’s banner, ‘People & Print’, reflects its dual focus as a leading innovator for print entrepreneurs. The group’s product range is the broadest in the industry; its portfolio includes commercial and newspaper web presses, sheetfed offset presses in all format classes, special presses for books, inserts, banknotes, securities, metal-decorating, smart cards; CDs and DVDs plus inkjet and other coding systems. For more information visit the company’s web site at www.kba.com.