US packaging giant invests in Roland perfection

Clondalkin Pharma and Healthcare North America have added a manroland sheetfed ROLAND 708 coater perfecting press with InlineFoiler to its PS9000 compliant pharmaceutical packaging production facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. With annual sales of over $1 billion, Clondalkin Group operates in a wide range of packaging product sectors across international markets with over 40 production facilities in Europe and North America.

The press adds additional capacity, high quality colour, UV ink and coating drying options along with inline foil application capability to the already well equipped facility which specializes in the production of folded cartons for the pharmaceutical sector.

Kevin Kenjarski, VP of sales & marketing at Clondalkin Pharma and Healthcare North America said, “As a forward thinking and customer focused business, investment in equipment that provides our customers access to the best quality products is of paramount importance to us. In the past six years, we have invested $300 million in our pharma and healthcare packaging business, to drive our customer service capabilities. We offer our customers the most comprehensive network of accredited plants with 17 production sites in North America and Europe. All of these plants are well invested and are leading standard setters for the industry, offering distinctive innovation and service capabilities. Working together, the extensive production network promotes specialization and development of excellence centers to ensure best practice delivery every time.” Kevin adds, “The award winning manroland InlineFoiler will allow for further value-added enhancements on the sheet in-line with the ability to print over the foil that is applied in the second and third printing units.” The Charlotte facility produces best in class folded cartons to a customer base requiring pharmaceutical and healthcare secondary packaging with the latest brand security, sustainability and structural design solutions.

Michael Mugavero, managing director of manroland Inc remarks, “We are very pleased to have another uniquely configured manroland sheetfed press enter the Clondalkin Pharma and Healthcare North America package printing system. We very much look forward to continuing our relationship with this globally recognized packaging solutions provider.”

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