Rondo-Pak expands capacity with new equipment

Investment in new die-cutting and folder-gluer machinery helps to expand both capacity and capabilities at two of its key sites amid increased specialty packaging demands.

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Rondo-Pak, LLC, a leading provider of folding cartons and printed components for the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer industries, has continued to expand capacity at its primary facilities in Camden, New Jersey and San Juan, Puerto Rico, through infrastructure investment. The most recent additions address heightened market demand for specialty packaging, such as cartons incorporating child resistance, tamper evidence, crash lock or auto bottoms, and inner partitions.

Newly-incorporated equipment includes a Koenig & Bauer Iberica Optima 106 Die-Cutter. Capable of producing 8,000 sheets per hour and offering continuous operation capabilities, the machine can die-cut several types of substrates, serving to complement Rondo-Pak’s existing die-cutting capabilities set and equipment portfolio.

Additionally, Rondo-Pak has added a Bobst Expertfold 110 Folder-Gluer to its existing lineup of folding and gluing equipment at the Rondo-Pak facilities. The Expertfold offers key quality inspection options such as in-line ejection, glue detection and barcode scanning, among other advanced features that increase efficiency and quality.

Both machines have the capacity to store specifications for set-up, reducing make-ready times for job runs. Along with other state-of-the-art features, these operator-friendly elements help diminish downtime and increase output capacity while promoting continuous improvement by a stored memory feature that accrues successful production parameters for recent runs.

“We are continually striving to increase our capacity, efficiency and quality to meet and exceed the demands of our growing customer base,” said RondoPak president and COO, Bob Reilley. “These purchases are critical towards achieving those objectives and supporting our continued growth and are important steps in our ongoing investment plans.”

Rondo-Pak, LLC is a joint venture with Körber Pharma. It operates sites in Camden, New Jersey; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Allschwil, Switzerland; and Ejpovice, Czech Republic. Both the San Juan and Camden facilities are Tier-1 Diverse supplier locations as part of the nationally certified SBA HUBZone program, allowing customers to apply Tier-1 spend from either location.