Netpak Packaging: Over $2 million investments in production plant
Always on the lookout for the most innovative practices to support the company’s ambitious growth plans, Netpak Packaging has introduced new automated technology and increased its production capacity at its Montreal plant by over 30% in the finishing department through an investment of more than $ 2 million.
“Netpak has remained operational as an essential business and at full capacity throughout the pandemic to serve our strategic partners,” says Carlo Cammalleri, Neptak’s Co-founder. “Throughout the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, our incredible dedicated employees have stepped up their efforts. It is thanks to them that we are able to make a series of investments and continue to surpass our objectives year after year.”
In line with the company’s core values of excellence and ongoing commitment to innovation, automation and technology, Netpak has added two important pieces of equipment to its production facility : a MasterFold A2 110 folder-gluer equipped with a SpeedWave module, as well as a Bobst Spanthera 106LER diecutter, fully integrated with our ERP, MRP and WMS.
“The competition in the printing and packaging industry is the fiercest it has ever been. What sets Netpak apart from competitors is our speed-to-market capabilities, efficient production times, information system and traceability. By investing in new equipment, this has allowed Netpak to remain a leader in the folding carton industry and take folding carton to a new advanced technological level,” confirms Salvatore Novello, Netpak’s Co-founder.
The MasterFold A2 1110 offers three important properties: round-the-clock speed, automated technology, efficiency, remarkable versatility and exceptional quality of its straight line boxes. This enables non-stop production at increased speeds, as well as a high degree of automation. In addition to its efficiency, the MasterFold is equipped with a SpeedWave module that has allowed Netpak to save a tremendous amount of make-ready or changeover times when needing to set up the machine for other styles of boxes. The addition of this machine has allowed a production capacity increase in the final stages of production, increasingly for hymes bottom style boxes, where the speed is more than doubled. The machine is fully connected and integrated with our ERP and HRP with the most advanced intelligent IMS for more efficient performance and make-ready times.
The company will also be adding the Cartonpack module, an automatic packer, to its machinery portfolio. Featuring an integrated sampler for quality checks without stopping production, this automated line integrates to the MasterFold and automatically fills the shipping boxes with folded and glued cartons to substantially increase the productivity of the folder-gluer line.
The Bobst SPanthera 106LER diecutter offers unparalleled flexibility, precision, ergonomics and profitability. This versatile and powerful diecutter offers cutting, stripping and blanking in one pass at high speeds. Since its installation and integration in the plant, it has allowed Netpak to stay ahead of the competition thanks to its remarkable productivity, simplified operation and superior quality cutting. Offering a high level of automation, the Bobst SPanthera is also fully integrated with our ERP and HRP leading to the most efficient performance and make-ready times.
In line with Netpak’s core values of excellency, innovation and best industrial practices, they have also obtained several certifications including the highly coveted BRCGS “Grade AA”, GMI and ISO. “We are proud to be amongst the first printing and packaging companies in North America to have obtained the BRCGS certification by GFSI, and more importantly, to have obtained this certification for six consecutive years due to full traceability and material flow control,” adds Georges Berbari, Netpak’s Chief Operating Officer. In fact, he mentions that having this certification made it easier for them to face the COVID-19 pandemic.
To draw a parallel with the current situation, most companies had to adapt to the new health measures put in place by the government. Fortunately for Netpak, already working under the strict standards required by BRCGS certification, the company was already taking important health and safety measures to meet those standards and they had only a few changes to make in the business.
Netpak continues to grow in 2021, despite the pandemic, and setting itself apart from their competition by continuing to innovate and automate their best-in-class processes in order to increase productivity and continue to meet the demands of their partners and industry standards.