Colbert Packaging Adds Second Brausse Diecutter in Indiana Facility
Colbert Packaging Corporation, a leading manufacturer of custom folding cartons, labels, inserts and paperboard specialty products, has announced the installation of a second Brausse 1060ER diecutter in its production facility in Elkhart, Ind. Colbert is the first U.S.-based packaging supplier to implement this latest Brausse equipment with blanking technology.
Colbert Packaging served as the U.S. beta site for the Brausse 1060ER, as the machine made its debut in the United States. The partnership and beta site arrangement grew from discussions that originated during a meeting of the Independent Carton Group, of which Colbert is a member.
“We were initially drawn to the Brausse 1060ER diecutter for its high speeds and inline stripping and full blanking capabilities. Brausse’s technology rivals the best in the industry, the tooling is interchangeable with our Bobst machinery, and we have ready-access to domestically available parts and service,” said Tim Price, vice president and general manager of Colbert’s Elkhart facility. “We run three shifts and lean heavily on our equipment. This diecutter is a workhorse – and now we have two.”
Brausse’s 1060ER was developed with Bobst support, and with a focus on providing customers with the best price/performance ratio. The fully automated diecutter converts printed sheets into stacks of cartons, ready for folding and gluing, making high-quality production more efficient.
“It was clear from the beginning that, with Brausse, we were buying into a partnership, not just a machine. Brausse has been onsite sharing valuable tips and making modifications that increase productivity, which ultimately drives our ability to more effectively meet customer demands,” said John Lackner, president of Colbert Packaging. “This equipment investment is firmly rooted in our commitment to continually seeking out new and improved ways to serve our customers.”
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