KBA Rapida 145 Press to be Installed at Walter G. Anderson Inc. in Minneapolis

Friday, July 17, 2015

Industry leading folding carton manufacturer expands capacity in its Hamel, MN headquarters 

To continue its growth in the folding carton market and provide superb customer service through its rapid high-quality production facility at its Minnesota headquarters, Walter G. Anderson, Inc., a respected independent supplier of folding cartons, will be installing its fourth KBA Rapida 145 57-inch seven-color press with coater at its headquarters in Hamel, MN in early 2016.

“Our headquarters facility in Hamel is one of the most modern folding carton plants in North America with the most dedicated craftsmen in our industry,” says Marc Anderson, president and CEO of Walter G. Anderson, Inc. “We continue to invest in the latest technology to bring our customers high quality, fast turnaround, and low cost on a wide variety of substrates. This new high-performance KBA Rapida 145 press is a key investment for us in which it will double our productivity and add efficiency---all geared toward providing a profound positive impact for our valued customers.”

The new Rapida 145 seven-color press with coater being installed in Hamel will be equipped with KBA’s award-winning technology. These features include a fully-automatic plate changer; CleanTronic Synchro providing simultaneous cleaning of inking rollers, blankets and impression cylinders and includes dedicated package for inking unit drives; and ErgoTronic ColorControl for the highest quality printing.

“Ever since we first saw the new Rapida 145 large format press in action before it was officially announced, we’ve been thoroughly impressed with its performance and production,” says Anderson. “It was the breakthrough press we were seeking. Our current three Rapida 145 presses run round-the-clock and have become workhorses producing our folding carton work. KBA has the leading reputation in large format and our prior eight KBA presses have operated seamlessly.”

Founded in 1950, Walter G. Anderson, Inc. has grown to be the leading independent supplier of folding cartons in the upper Midwest. Walter G. Anderson’s manufacturing facilities in Hamel, Minnesota and Newton, Iowa are among the most modern folding carton plants in the industry. The latest technology is utilized to bring high quality, fast turnaround and low cost on a wide variety of substrates. Its veteran, highly-skilled workforce provides its customers with prompt service and the highest quality. Its commitment to reinvesting enables the company to grow, as it meets and exceeds its customers demand for flexibility and responsiveness. Walter G. Anderson has been recognized by General Mills, Hormel, Berry Plastics, and Cargill. Its participation in AIB, GFSI, and G7 affirms its commitment to good manufacturing practices.