The Ellis Group Installs the First Komori GLX40 Packaging Press in North America
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill.—September 17, 2015—Komori America and KOMCAN Inc. announced that The Ellis Group, an Ontario-based packaging services company, has installed an eight-color Lithrone GX40 (GLX840) press equipped with full UV and logistics capabilities. The Ellis Group chose the press for its speed, waste reduction and robust inspection system that ensures defect-free printing.
Serving clients in food, beverage, confectionary, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals, the new Komori press makes it possible for The Ellis Group to further expand its capabilities to deliver faster turnaround times, exceptional print quality for high-end packaging and greater operational efficiencies in the pressroom.
“We are very excited to add this amazingly efficient press to our Pickering, Ontario, plant, which is our first Komori at this location,” said Cathie Ellis, president, The Ellis Group. “I am especially thrilled about the advanced technology of the Lithrone GX40. It is very important for us to be able to control quality and if there is an issue, we can correct it on the spot. This press offers unprecedented automation, cutting-edge digital controls and an array of special features that meet the needs of package printing. We are so gratified to be the first in North America to have this technology to offer to our customers.”
The 41-inch press is equipped with Komori’s fully automatic non-stop feeder and delivery, an essential component to high productivity in packaging production. This high-speed press handles a wide range of stock from 8-pt. to 40-pt. board and features a PQA-S sheet inspection and color control system especially critical for the packaging markets. Installed on a 36-inch raise, the sophisticated press and logistics system are ideal for maximizing paper handling and fast job turnaround.
“Quality control is very important to any package printing business and this press delivers quality at the highest level,” said Steve Ranson, president of KomCan Inc. “The Ellis Group has a strong reputation for great attention to detail and personalized service. We are pleased to support The Ellis Group in its mission to provide innovative packaging solutions to its customers with the robust technology found in the GLX40 press.”
About Komori America
Tokyo-based Komori Corp., a premier manufacturer of printing presses, provides world class technology especially suited for today’s highly competitive printing marketplace. Delivering the highest level in print quality coupled with impressively fast makeready and open systems architecture, Komori presses help printers achieve the higher productivity and efficiency levels essential for increased margins and business growth. Komori America is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and manages a sales and service organization throughout North America.
KOMCAN Inc. is the sole authorized agent for Komori printing presses and auxiliary equipment in Ontario and Western Canada. Komcan offers the complete line of Komori solutions including factory-approved service, OEM parts and consumable products.
Source: Komori America.