• New sheetfed press is equipped with unique automated features
  • Plans call for expansion in marketplace and 40% reduction in makeready times
  • Determined that large format was ‘way to go’ for its specific carton sizes and market demands

If you ask any of Zumbiel Packaging’s many well-known name-brand customers in the food and beverage industry, they’ll tell you that the Cincinnati-based firm has always been essential to producing their impressive high-graphic packaging. But as the pandemic grew this past spring, Zumbiel’s legion of 350 skilled associates became even more essential as front-line workers putting in extra hours to increase the firm’s production and match the soaring demand. Even its pressroom got a boost as Zumbiel’s management team had the foresight to invest in a new highly-automated large format press from Koenig & Bauer, which will be delivered this fall to maintain and expand its production.

“Historically, as our customers have grown, so have we,” says Tom Zumbiel Jr., its marketing director, and fourth-generation of the 177-year-old family-owned business. “But now the market has boosted consumer demand for our products. Our customer base has seen the need for additional food and beverage packaging for a vast majority who are eating at home. As one of the largest independent converter of paperboard packaging in the U.S., we pride ourselves on offering more choices, better innovations and customized solutions, outstanding service, and colorful branded cartons that set us apart from the competition. Our goal is to proactively design innovative packaging solutions to help our customers sell more, reduce costs and protect their brands.”