Board Converting News, February 15, 2021

Supplier Reports, Part 3 (CONT’D FROM PAGE 38)


26-inch by 70-inch Mini-Line Casemaker format, it can pro- duce over 24,000 boxes per hour with exceptional con- trol of fishtailing, print registration and slot accuracy. Set- ups in less than two minutes make this series the ultimate quick-set box production specialist and is just as suited to short runs, as it is at high volume production. “We have also seen our customers retrofitting machine sections, such as a Die Cutter or inline Folder Gluers, to their pre-existing machinery. Adding capability like this is an excellent way to economically increase capacity and quality. “TCY has been building machines for decades. Which- ever TCY machine you select, they all utilize recognized global brands for components such as bearings, motors, fans, belts, chains, PLC’s etc. and are built to the highest quality in TCY’s dedicated manufacturing facility and head- quarters in Taiwan. “Not only that, but our support network has been ex- panded throughout 2020 to further support the needs of our growing customer base in North America, and in Eu- rope too. “TCY North America is headed up by Rajesh Patel who has many years’ experience in the corrugated industry. He and his team are in turn supported by TCY head office as well as TCY Machinery UK; our sales, parts and service center based in the UK, with a secondary parts warehouse located in Italy to cover Europe. “With the N-Series and QS-Series, customers can ex- pect to be supported remotely either by phone, email or online video conference and remote machine connection, from these TCY service centers. We offer a compelling val- ue proposition for any box plant looking to invest in their future operations. Visit . WSA-USA Cincinnati, Ohio: Doug Vandergriff reports: “The year 2020 was a year that will not soon be forgotten, though


Haire Group is the premier provider of new machinery for the corrugated industry. As the exclusive US & Canadian agent for one of the largest machinery manufacturers in the world, Haire Group is able to pair clients with the best machinery solutions for the best value to meet their spe- cific needs. As an operating partner of the US-based DFA Technical Support Center (a joint venture of Haire Group and Dong Fang), Haire Group delivers top-notch 24/7 pro- fessional, reliable service and support, maximizing quality and uptime. Additionally, Haire Group has been the indus- try’s #1 pre-owned machinery broker and plant equipment appraiser since 1976. HarperLove is the leading provider of specialty adhesives, performance additives, and wet-strength resins to corru- gated packaging manufacturers. With the largest and most experienced field service and technical support team posi- tioned throughout the U.S. and Latin America, HarperLove has a long-standing reputation for providing outstanding service and delivering demonstrable performance improve- ments. HarperLove’s renowned services include not only innovative product development and custom product for- mulation, but also machine and process assessments, ad- hesive formula adjustments, machine tuning, detailed ser- vice reporting, and more. HARPERLOVE


Kiwiplan - premier worldwide software provider of enter- prise-wide, fully automatic solutions specifically for the cor- rugating and packaging industries. Kiwiplan’s Total Solution delivers comprehensive, seamless real-time flow of infor- mation from sales order management to dynamic total plant scheduling and inventory control through shipping.

many would wish otherwise. One thing is for certain though, while some industries experienced cata- strophic declines in their markets, the paper and corrugated industries saw record growth in many sectors. “This pandemic has forced us to adapt in how we go about conduct-


Manufacturer of Marotape®, Marotape®Plus, Marotape® FPT and MaroString™; hot melt coated tapes and strings used for reinforcement and easy-open features for pack- aging. Marotech Inc. also manufactures state-of-the-art dispensing and tape placement equipments to optimize the productivity of applying hot melt coated tapes in pack- aging.

ing our business. From remote learning, to video confer- ences and virtual machine demos, the landscape of how we do business will forever be altered. We also discovered that working from home, regardless of your responsibil- ities, is in fact a viable option. That on-site meetings are not necessarily required to demonstrate that a project can be managed successfully. That sales can be remotely or- chestrated from anywhere in the world and all points in Doug Vandergriff CONTINUED ON PAGE 42


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