SUN Automation, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, provides corrugated box plants worldwide with technologies that assist with increasing production quality, efficiency and profitability. With an unequalled portfolio of solutions SUN Automation is in the ideal position to guide box plants towards the most appropriate equipment for their needs, whether for conventional flexographic or the fast approaching digital arena.
With 30 years’ experience in retrofitting innovative technologies to transform corrugated equipment, SUN Automation can match its portfolio – which includes flexographic ink systems for machinery for almost every OEM – to a box plant’s objectives and, crucially, their budget to help improve quality and performance.
Complementing this well-established expertise is the pioneering CorrStream range of high output single pass digital printers, which represent a convergence of technology and market demand within the corrugated sector. Digital print brings added value through reduced costs and differentiation, providing another layer of capability to box makers to open up new opportunities within corrugated packaging.
Rob Dal Lago, SUN Automation’s General Manager EMEA, explained: “SUN Automation is ideally placed to provide for, and support, our customers throughout their journey, whether it’s a quest to upgrade printers that may be a couple of decades old, or the transfer from flexographic to digital print. We believe that we are the only supplier to the corrugated sector offering this unrivalled combination of digital and analogue systems choice, expertise and customer service – encapsulated by our new Print Solutions approach.”
Sean Moloney, Global Product Manager, CorrStream, believes that the FEFCO event provides the ideal opportunity to celebrate the significant progress made in digital printing on corrugated during the last year. Digital printers, such as the CorrStream Series 66, 40 and 20, provide box plants with unrivalled output, reduced operating costs, better efficiency and outstanding print quality – in short, bringing inkjet sophistication to mainstream applications as a real alternative to conventional flexographic methods.
Mr. Moloney added: “Our industry has seen significant changes in the past 20 years as industrial packaging volume has given way to retail led volumes and the use of corrugated in internet sales. Brands and retailers have seen the opportunities inkjet provides not only in terms of supply chain efficiencies – lower inventories and write off costs with shorter lead times and improved cash-flow – but also enhanced print via seasonality, late stage customisation and versioning, and thus increased sales. The most innovative box plants will see single pass digital open up new markets in B2b and B2C as online supply chains become more sophisticated. We expect digital’s growing role in the evolution of the industry to be a big talking point at FEFCO this year.”
SUN Automation will also maximise its presence on stand 018 to demonstrate the features and benefits of its highly-acclaimed MicroGrind® solution, a die-cut accuracy system that promotes increased production and improved quality, directly facilitating the step-up required by box plants to meet customer demand.