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BOBST adds IMPACK Packaging Equipment Design products to its packer range

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BOBST adds IMPACK Packaging Equipment Design products to its packer range

October 07, 2012 - 21:11

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Oct. 1, 2012 (Press Release) -BOBST has signed an agency agreement with IMPACK Packaging Equipment Design which will enable it to sell IMPACK's VIRTUO and ERGOSA packers in most countries of the world. The IMPACK equipment complements the range of packers currently offered by BOBST.

Jacques Reymond, Product Marketing Director for BOBST Folder-Gluers, said, "The VIRTUO and ERGOSA packers produced by IMPACK fit neatly into the product matrix of BOBST folder-gluer peripherals, both in terms of capabilities and quality. They will allow us to offer turnkey solutions to customers who need carton packing capabilities on their folder-gluers, whatever materials, styles, and run lengths they handle."

The VIRTUO is particularly suited to the automatic packing of micro flute and litho-laminated cartons where run lengths are medium to long. Several configurations of VIRTUO packer are available, depending on customer requirements; the unit can pack a range of carton styles including straight line, and 4/6 corner boxes.

IMPACK 's ERGOSA universal packer bridges the gap between semi-automatic and automatic packers in the folding carton market, delivering the flexibility of the former and the performance of the latter. The ERGOSA models are designed for low to medium volumes of straight-line and 4/6 corner boxes.

Jacques Reymond, said, "The ERGOSA fits neatly between our HANDYPACK GT models and our CARTONPACK GT units. Along with the VIRTUO and the existing BOBST range it means we can help all types of carton makers enhance the profitability of their folder-gluers."

The agreement between BOBST and IMPACK Packaging Equipment Design covers all countries of the world except the USA, Canada, and UK, where the company has existing representation.


Based in Saint-Jacques (Quebec), Canada, IMPACK specializes in the design of standard and bespoke peripheral equipment for folder-gluer lines. Founded in 2001, IMPACK is well established in North America and Europe. The company now offers more than 20 configurable products within 5 product families and is continually innovating.