By Alyssa Dalton
Dec. 9, 2014 – Cascades has acquired and installed two new printing presses in its Quebec plants, Norampac – Vaudreuil and Norampac – Drummondville, which specialize in manufacturing corrugated packaging products.
The Mitsubishi Evol presses promise to offer the latest in printing technology, including high-speed production. According to the company, the investment will allow the Norampac plants to increase productivity, versatility and the quality of products. The new press at the Vaudreuil plant has been in operation since September 2014, and the press at the Drummondville plant was commissioned at the beginning of November.
“Similar investments were made at several of Norampac’s corrugated converting plants in Ontario, and productivity at the plants increased significantly. We believe that the investments in Quebec will have the same positive spin-offs, allowing us to respond more quickly to our customers’ needs, offer packaging products of greater quality, and increase our productivity,” noted Charles Malo, vice president and COO for packaging at Norampac.
“The new state-of-the-art equipment is part of our plan to increase our productivity and market share by focusing on strategic sectors as a means of keeping the company on track as we move forward,” added Alain Lemaire, Cascades executive chair.
Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. It employs nearly 12,000 women and men in more than 100 production units in North America and Europe.