Based in Sandusky, Ohio, USA, Sandusky Packaging Corp. is a manufacturer of quality, sustainable folding cartons. With roots stretching back to 1965, the family-owned business designs, prints and manufactures folding paperboard cartons for the food, confectionery, pharmaceutical and automotive sectors.
Working with its customers to deliver packaging supply chain performance, Sandusky operates with a vision to create carton designs that are smarter, faster, more sustainable and ultimately, better.
Comprising a highly knowledgeable team of packaging professionals, Sandusky aims to operate responsibly and is GMI and G7 Master Printers accredited to pharmaceutical packaging standards, adhering to ISO 9001 benchmarks. The business is also Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified, underlining its commitment to ethical and sustainable cartonboard packaging production.
Sandusky is a business that is continuously growing and expanding its capabilities through market diversification and a strong reputation for quality.
Randy Johnson, President of Sandusky Packaging Corp, comments: “Over time we have made our name by delivering a quality service and a key part of that is our reinvestment in new equipment across our business functions. When it came time to upgrade our cutting department, we were very confident in selecting a BOBST product.
Sandusky and BOBST have a fantastic relationship. We began with a die-cutter that was so far ahead of our previous cutters that we immediately understood what BOBST was all about. Those efficiencies set the tone for our business, and every day we see the benefits that come with investing in the best possible machines.”
Following a review of the hardware options available on the market, Sandusky selected a MASTERCUT 106 PER Autoplaten® die-cutter, becoming the company’s fourth BOBST installation.
MASTERCUT 106 is the world’s fastest 6 die-cutter and is one of the most complete and fully automated die-cutters on the market. With productivity and volume so important for today’s packaging converters, MASTERCUT 106 delivers market-leading speed, uninterrupted production and exemplary finished product quality.
Featuring throughput of up to 11,000 sheets per hour at up to 1,450x1,050mm sizes, the machine enables cutting, stripping and blanking in a single pass. With the unique POWER REGISTER 3 cut-to-print register for precision cutting, MASTERCUT 106 perfectly cuts, strips and blanks even the most delicate and pressure-sensitive of materials. In line with Sandusky’s strong drive for sustainability, the outstanding automation-driven precision of MASTERCUT 106 reduces the risk of waste generation through errors.
Perfect for businesses experiencing periods of expansion, such as Sandusky, MASTERCUT 106 delivers seamless integration of automation through its MATIC platform, enabling parameters for up to 5,000 job setups to be stored and recalled in an instant.
Commenting on the advantages of its new BOBST machine, Randy explains:
“For every converter, a machine is an investment and must make a return. With MASTERCUT, what we get is speed, quality and precision in one package. Makeready is fast and simple, which makes job setup remarkably easy. In combination with its rapid operation, we are now effectively doubling our speed. We can accomplish so much more in the same amount of time, and for a growing business like ours, that’s essential.”
The service and support delivered by BOBST were key influencers in the company’s selection, and its reputation for consistent one-to-one support gave Sandusky added confidence.
Randy adds: “There’s no doubt that new die-cutting equipment is a big investment, so it always needs to be justified through uptime and reliability. Their training and support functions are second to none and a major benefit to us is knowing how many technicians are out there if we need them. We’re always connected with someone that knows us and knows our business.
“As Sandusky continues to grow and expand its capabilities, having the right technology in place is a must. From our previous experience, BOBST was the standout choice and MASTERCUT 106 PER is delivering above and beyond.”