Cardbox Packaging is an international manufacturer of folding cartons with an annual turnover of around €45 million.
The company operates production sites in Austria (Wolfsberg and Pinkafeld), the Czech Republic (Zádveřice), and Pittston, PA.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) supported the setup in Pittston with consulting services and an overall solution package comprising machines, service, and consumables.
The goal of Cardbox Packaging is to expand the business through the addition of new sites and to give each location a sustainable orientation.
“One of the main reasons for the success of our expansion strategy is that we brought the right partners on board, Greiner Packaging and Heidelberg. Both are innovative and customer-oriented – and that’s how we see ourselves too,” said Roland Schöberl, CEO Cardbox Packaging Holding.
Heidelberg supplied the equipment and established a lean production system with short supply chains and efficient material flow. All processes were thoroughly analyzed and geared to economic efficiency.
A Suprasetter CtP system is used for imaging in prepress, while a Speedmaster XL 106 six-color press runs with double coating and full logistics in the pressroom.
The sheets are finished with the Promatrix CSB die cutter and the Diana Easy folder gluer in post-press.
“With the 36 Plus service agreement, we’re buying ourselves production reliability. We know from experience that it’s definitely worth it because it helps us to avoid unscheduled downtimes,” said Schöberl. “Instead of negotiating with several suppliers, we get everything from one source, from Heidelberg. This makes a lot of things easier. We save process costs, and the reduction of the workload in day-to-day business frees us up to focus on key topics such as new offerings for our customers.”
Around 20 employees work at the Pittston site, producing packaging primarily for brand manufacturers in the confectionery, food and cosmetics industries.
“We respond flexibly to our customers’ wishes and offer customized, tailored solutions. However, the price is the ultimate deciding factor,” said Klaus Hockl, CEO Cardbox Packaging Holding.