British Columbia’s Glenmore Says 'Yes' to Eagle Systems
RICHMOND, BC—September 7, 2015—Eagle Systems, a U.S.-based developer and manufacturer of foil enhancement equipment, has announced the completed installation of its Eco-Eagle Cold Foil system at the manufacturing operations of Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging in British Columbia, Canada. The family-owned and operated commercial printing and folding carton manufacturer promotes its most revered attributes as service, turnaround time, and quality, while touting their upbeat corporate motto of "We Help You Shine.” The Eagle Cold Foil System was installed in mid-June, and now operates in unison with the company’s Heidelberg XL 106 eight-color plus coater UV offset press.
With about 40 percent of the company’s revenue driven by folding carton, and 50 percent commercial sheetfed [digital printing 10 percent], Glenmore thrives in a crowded and demanding, yet cost-elastic, segment where every production or quality advantage is critical. And for high-end print work, their clients look to them to be the cost-efficient alternative. Another driving factor in Glenmore’s success is their youthful, yet highly-educated spunk.
“Every key position in our company is filled with an experienced, but young, and super energetic individual,” noted General Manager James Rowley. “The average age of our management team is about 32, which is comparatively very young by industry standards. But it’s our youthful and fresh spirit that inspires us to always aggressively pursue new opportunities, embrace bigger and better, and connect with the newer generation of print buyers. That’s why we often stand alone in saying ‘Yes’ to our clients. It's another reason why we saw the value of partnering with Eagle Systems.
“We’ve spent the last month dialing the Eagle system in and learning its unique capabilities. So far the reaction from our clients has been positive. While cold foil will have an impact on our overall folding carton business, it’ll really help us cultivate our higher-end confectionery, beverage, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical packaging segments. In addition, Eagle also offers us a new product range to offer our P-O-P signage clients.
“Eagle president Mike King showed us that he would run through a brick wall to help us succeed. His commitment to cold foil was the most impressive, especially when compared to his competitors. Vendors and printers alike said that the Eagle was the most reliable and well serviced system on the market. It seemed like a no brainer. We quickly came to the consensus that Eagle gave us the best chance at a faster ROI.
“While Cold Foil's reputation has been negatively affected locally by inferior foiling systems, three other production managers I spoke with who have an Eagle System on their press each highly recommended Mike's system. We even compared several other cold foil systems, but we saw the quality, reputation, reliability, and consistency that made the Eagle System the best choice. Eagle Cold Foil will quickly enable us to further stand out in our market.”
Founded by Glenn Rowley in 1981, Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging has evolved from a one-man shop to a 90-employee plant in just under 35 years. Glenmore has becomes become one of the most prominent custom print and folding carton manufacturers in Western Canada. Bound to its faithful clients (some loyal for more 30 years), Glenmore is always eager to cement their relationships by blending a youthful passion with an aggressive desire to say “Yes” to the client. Offering a broad range of in house capabilities including conventional and UV offset, digital and wide-format printing, Glenmore services the retail, manufacturing, and design communities. The family owned and operated company has advanced into a second generation phase under the managerial leadership of the founder’s son James. Since 2006, Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging has been consistently listed as one of the top commercial and packaging printers in Canada.
About Eagle Systems
For more than 25 years, Eagle Systems has been the industry leader in the design and manufacture of foil application and print enhancement equipment. With hundreds of installations around the world, the Eagle Systems brand has become synonymous with quality, reliability and state of the art innovation. Since founding the company, Mike King, CEO/president and inventor of all Eagle Systems products, has specialized in the use of foil in printing. Once again Mike has demonstrated his dominance in this arena since the company first rolled out a new line of foil systems—the Eco-Eagle Cold Foil and the Eco-Eagle Cast and Cure systems.
Completely manufactured, assembled and tested at their new plant in Ocean New Jersey, the Eco-Eagle systems are installed and in production within five days. Using advanced technology and the power of the internet, the highly automated Eco-Eagle Systems reduce foil costs, run smoothly and foil dust free without operator intervention.
Source: Eagle Systems.