ALLSCHWIL, Switzerland, Dec. 12, 2016 (Press Release) -Rondo has expanded capacity in its Czech factory. A new die-cutting machine and a gluing line have been added to the ultra-modern machinery. This means that in future it will be possible to produce up to 700 million folding boxes and partition blanks annually at the Ejpovice plant. In the medium term, as a result of the additional investment, capacity is to be increased to 1.2 billion items.
Rondo AG of Allschwil in Switzerland has expanded the capacity of its factory in Ejpovice, in the Czech Republic. In October, the company, which specialises in the development and manufacture of folding boxes for the pharmaceutical industry, commissioned a Bobst VisionCut CUT 106 LER die-cutter with an in-line separator. The expansion of the factory in the Czech Republic continues apace.
In 2012 the plant, which had already been in existence for six years, was extended by 6000 square metres of production and storage space. At the same time Rondo invested in an additional Heidelberg production line (for printing, die-cutting and gluing). Together with the two existing production lines, up to 500 million packs have been able to be produced in the last few years. But the demand for products from the Czech factory has continuously increased, so more capacity has become essential.
In the ultra-modern, cost-efficient factory, adherence to delivery dates and very good product quality are always assigned the highest priority. This why the pool of machines has now been expanded. The company has deliberately opted for an automatic die-cutting machine with a separator, in order to be able to handle even larger orders involving more than 20 000 sheets.
In addition to the new automatic die-cutter, which will operate in three-shift mode, the investment also included another gluing line. This machine is intended to avoid bottlenecks in production and can process larger blanks, up to 110 cm in width. Also, the constantly rising demand for crash lock folding boxes can be covered by the equipment. The workforce is also continuously increasing along with the machinery. For example, ten new employees will be joining the team in the next few weeks. The expansion of capacity means that Rondo in the Czech Republic is perfectly prepared for customer orders which have already been placed and is also well equipped for continued future growth.