Schumacher Packaging & Display Installs Highcon Beam 2C System to Boost Growth and Bring Digital Cutting and Creasing to New Markets
Yavne, 5 December 2022- Highcon Systems Ltd. today announces that Schumacher Packaging & Display, part of the German Schumacher Packaging Group, has installed a Highcon Beam 2C system to unlock new business opportunities and further advance its digitalisation of production processes. By utilizing Highcon’s digitally driven mechanical crease lines with laser die cutting and digital stripping, Schumacher can run more jobs per shift, offer shorter run lengths with no MOQs, and eliminate waste while enhancing packaging and customer engagement for customers throughout Europe.
Driven by the evolving needs of the packaging and display markets and the rise in e-commerce, the Highcon technology has been installed at its Breda site in the Netherlands since August, 2022. It’s a key component in the company’s €700m investment in future-proofing the business and enabling it to produce sustainable, environmentally friendly packaging. It also supports its vision for a fully digital packaging workflow to meet brands’ dynamic needs.
According to Bob Malfliet, General Manager at Schumacher Breda, “The laser cutting technology utilized within the Highcon digital cut and creasing system is amazing. It can punch out even the finest structures and shapes, producing box structures that just can’t be replicated by any other method. It’s also fully automatic and requires no tooling, which means that we can offer our FMCG customers, stand-out products with a much quicker job turnaround. This will be key in winning work from the healthcare market, our next big growth target.”
“Thanks to Highcon, the installation process was painless too. Their support in development, sales and marketing enabled us to not only get the system up to speed quickly, but to also bring work in much faster. They’ve proved to be a true and valued partner, and a company that’s invested in sustainable packaging – a great complement for our own business.”
The Highcon Beam 2C digital finishing solution eliminates the wood, metal and rubber used to produce a conventional die, as well as removing their required transportation and storage. Highcon’s non-crush process also maintains the integrity of the box, enabling light-weighting and rightsizing – facilitating the production of strong boxes, but with dramatically reduced waste.
The Schumacher Group is a pioneer of modern high-performance digital printing for corrugated packaging. As part of its investment program and ambitious goal to achieve climate neutral production by 2035, the business is planning the construction of several wind and solar energy parks in Poland and Germany. Fully automatic transport and peeling systems have been employed at the business, and the introduction of digital finishing has already dramatically reduced its levels of waste.
Juergen Freier, VP Sales and General Manager at Highcon Europe, comments,”The Schumacher Packaging group is well-known in Europe as a leader and innovator. The installation of the Highcon Beam 2C in Breda further expands our growth in corrugated in the EMEA market and is an important recognition of the potential of digital die cutting to drive value and open new business opportunities. All of us at Highcon are proud to be associated with Schumacher and are excited to see how our system helps Schumacher achieve its goals.”
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