After only one month, Trabon of Kansas City, Missouri has increased their productivity by processing 4 times faster with their new Easymatrix 106 CS die-cutter from Heidelberg.
A Machine That Helps Employees
The new Easymatrix 106 CS replaces two older, less efficient technologies and was purchased in order to increase capacity. Running 4 times faster than their previous machines, Trabon is now able to convert 6,000 menus an hour with only one operator. Previously, they were only running 3,000 sheets an hour with two operators.
“It’s extremely hard to find people that have the experience to run postpress machines,” said George Gilliam, Vice President of Trabon. “Now that we have the Easymatrix 106 CS, our operators are now free to utilize their skills on other machines.”
The automation of the Easymatrix 106 CS largely eliminates errors resulting from manual operator intervention. Processing boards as thick as 78 pt. with a 29.4” x 41.7” format at speeds up to 7,700 sheets per hour, the Easymatrix 106 CS is larger than most die-cutters in its class.
The Perfect Machine for Us
Serving many customers in the restaurant industry, Trabon looked for a die-cutter that focused on folding and scoring for menu production. The Easymatrix 106 CS had all the parts needed to produce at the speeds Trabon wanted.
“Now that we have a machine that produces more menus, we are able to partner with more restaurants,” said Gilliam. “Adding more customers allows us to utilize the Easymatrix 106 to its full potential.”
After an extensive process of looking for the perfect die cutting machine, Gilliam knew that investing in a Heidelberg machine would lead to great success.
“We have always been extremely impressed with the quality of the equipment that Heidelberg manufactures and distributes,” said Gilliam. “We went with Heidelberg because of the experience we’ve had with them, their renowned excellent service levels, and the reputation they created for themselves.”
Trabon partners with restaurant brands to help them manage and integrate complex menu and marketing communications through ever-evolving proprietary technology and innovation. It all started with one restaurant group that could no longer manage their menu versions and data due to rapid expansion. Trabon stepped forward to craft a system known today as MenuNet that revolutionized the management of menu data for print and digital rollouts. Trabon knows their customers’ businesses and focuses on their success.