JBM Acquires Manroland R700 Direct Drive Press to 'Revolutionize' Niche Envelope Manufacturing
LEBANON, OH—September 22, 2014—Continuing its focus on delivering meaningfully unique solutions for customers, JBM has installed a Manroland R700, a state-of-the-art press that provides the highest quality color management, quick changeovers and fast net run rates. This new technology will enable JBM to continue to revolutionize the niche envelope industry and serve as a leader in providing customers more responsive turn times along with an increase in color consistency and quality.
JBM Packaging Positioned to Grow with Expanded Manufacturing Technology
Founded nearly 30 years ago, JBM Envelope now produces a wide range of specialty envelopes, with over six million envelopes manufactured daily. However, the business is changing with the times. When Marcus took over the business in 2008, his vision was to revolutionize the niche paper envelope business in a world that is evolving. Under the newly formed JBM Packaging division, Marcus and the JBM team’s ingenuity developed innovative new products that range from artistic seed packets to folding drinking cups. All of these new product developments are predicated on the need to reinvent the manufacturing process to meet customer demand.
“Innovation in envelopes is a great way to describe JBM,” noted Michael Mugavero, Manroland Sheetfed CEO for the United States and Canada. “JBM has distinguished itself among its competitors by offering superior advantages and responding to customer demands. The industry JBM serves is extremely competitive. Advantages developed to reduce costs and work in progress cycles position JBM to continue to be the industry leader. We know that customers demand tight control of branded colors, blazing fast turn-around times, little or no inventory, and of course, a competitive price. By investing in the Manroland R700 Direct Drive, JBM will have the upper hand and offer the best combination to retain and grow existing business, as well as bring in new customers,” Mugavero said.
"In an ever-changing business environment, manufacturing companies must drive innovations centered on the voice of the customer," said Marcus Sheanshang, president ant CEO. "Manufacturing companies can no longer rely on status quo for running their business, but instead must constantly improve their best practices. Investing in the new Manroland not only provides greater capacity and functionality to deliver faster, more creative and efficient solutions for our customers, but also allows us to expand the products that we offer to a broader base of customers."
Manroland Technology Is Best Suited Solution
“We selected the Manroland R700 Drive press after an exhaustive nine month evaluation of technology available from the five leading press manufacturers. We were seeking a press that would provide us with the fastest changeovers, high run speeds and advanced color management tools. These features will help JBM drive benefits to our customers, specifically in the form of more flexible production turn times and improved product quality,” said Dan Puthoff, COO.
JBM Envelope, located in Lebanon, OH, is a leader in providing specialty niche envelopes to customers in the financial, hospitality, municipality, packaging and retail market segments. Founded in 1985, JBM is a family owned company that continually invests to provide meaningful and unique solutions through commercial seed envelopes, retail seed envelopes, glassine envelopes and QuickCups. JBM holds an SFI chain of custody certificate from PricewaterhouseCoopers.