Malnove Packaging, a leading producer of folding cartons, recently joined the Heidelberg family by investing in its first Speedmaster XL 145-7+L very large format press. The new press is fully equipped with a long list of options and innovations including the latest “Push-to-Stop” technology, which can provide autonomous job changeover without operator intervention— dramatically reducing make-ready time and increasing uptime and productivity.
The Very Large Format Press with Proven Performance
Malnove purchased the Speedmaster XL 145, to be installed in the Utah facility, to better service its customers on the West Coast. With the company’s increasing growth, Malnove began the search for a new large format press to handle the additional volume.
“After extensive research and reviewing each manufacturer carefully, we felt that the Heidelberg XL 145 had a competitive advantage with reduced make-ready time and speed to production,” said Eric Malnove, Executive Vice President of Malnove Inc. “Heidelberg’s Speedmaster XL 145 has the most modern, large format platform available with the technology our company needs to be competitive.”
Malnove’s XL 145 investment includes options such as Inpress Control 2 inline spectrophotometer that achieves both color and register on the fly, inspection of each printed sheet (assuring quality products are delivered to Malnove’s customers), as well as fully integrated UV technology.
“With the new XL 145, the UV capabilities will expand our market and meet our customers’ growing demands for high quality products,” said Dale Houck, President of Malnove Inc.
The Deciding Factor— People
Even with all the unique features the XL 145 offers, Malnove invested in their first Heidelberg for one particular reason: the people.
“All printing presses can print, that’s what they do. After running competitive equipment for years, we felt Heidelberg truly wanted to partner with us. Preventative maintenance, predictive monitoring, and solid service after the sale was also key,” said Houck.
“I think the tipping point for us was after hearing from other companies who have already chosen Heidelberg’s large format presses—the technology, service, and support they are experiencing; the choice was an easy one,” said Malnove.
Heidelberg has the largest service coverage in the industry and offers a wide range of technical, financial and performance services to ensure that customers are getting the most from their equipment. The wide network means that close-by technicians are readily available to help customers in need.
With features such as Heidelberg’s “Predictive Monitoring,” customers will be informed about a problem before it actually becomes an issue. This leads to less downtime and increased productivity for print shops. And with the new Heidelberg Assistant, customers can track service calls and have a complete overview of the service and maintenance status of their print shop, as well as other features such as online ordering of service and consumables.
About Malnove Packaging
Founded in 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska, Malnove manufactures and supplies packaging products and systems for customers in North America. The company develops specialized systems to form, fill, and seal cartons in plants; it installs packaging systems, including product handling, cartoning, case packing, palletizing, and line controls. Malnove serves consumer product goods companies and retailers. It operates folding carton converting facilities in Jacksonville, Florida, Omaha, Nebraska, and Clearfield, Utah.
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