Bobst Accucheck to Open Up New Markets
MEX, SWITZERLAND—November 9, 2012—Leading packaging and print company Fratelli Roda SA is reportedly the first Swiss company to install a Bobst Accucheck unit, which delivers the capability to inline quality check 100 percent of its folding carton production. The company’s management says they expect the unit to reinforce their position as a supplier that pays constant attention to quality and will help it acquire new customers, particularly in the Far East.
“As a 70 year old company which stands out for investing in innovative technology, it was natural for us to look at further improving the quality of our products," said Franco Roda, general director of Fratelli Roda SA. “Our customers are on a continuous quest for perfection and we chose the Accucheck unit because it can check 100 percent of our production.”
Placed inline with a Bobst Expertfold or Masterfold folder-gluer, Accucheck checks each carton for issues such as printing defects, oil or water marks, ink splashes, carton damage or scratches, bad cut quality, or color variation, and prevents any cartons exhibiting such defects from reaching the packing line. “Production is 100 percent checked and not just partially or statistically controlled,” Roda relays.
Fratelli Roda SA is confident that this new technology will allow the company to acquire new customers, especially in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. “Inline quality control saves our customers’ time and guarantees them that 100 percent of the production we supply them has been checked," Roda said. “There is a market for this in pharmaceuticals where, in Japan for example, it is extremely important.”
The company is actively promoting Accucheck to both existing and potential customers. “We want them to hear that we have Accucheck in-line quality control; to know the features of this innovative technology; and to understand the substantial advantages Accucheck will bring them,” concluded Roda.
About Fratelli Roda SA
Located in Taverne, Switzerland, Fratelli Roda SA employs 140 staff, produces paperboard packaging, and commercial print products, with 60 percent of the company’s production being pharmaceutical packaging. The company runs three Bobst folder-gluers, including a new Expertfold 80 A2 which has the Accucheck unit fitted inline and also features a Handypack GT packer. Fratelli Roda SA also utilizes a number of Bobst diecutters on its shopfloor.
Bobst is the world’s leading supplier of machinery and services to packaging manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible material industries. Founded in 1890 by Joseph Bobst in Lausanne, Switzerland, Bobst has a presence in more than 50 countries, runs 11 production facilities in eight countries and employs over 5,000 people around the world. The firm recorded a consolidated turnover of CHF 1,270 million for the year ended December 31st, 2011.