SinaLite (Markham, Ontario), one of North America’s leading trade-only printers, has installed a new Kongsberg C64 Automated Digital Cutting Table with Feeder and Stacker to further automate production, while meeting growing customer demand. Along with its current Kongsberg C60 cutting system, the acquisition will boost productivity and efficiency even further while ensuring that the company continues to deliver the highest quality and best service to its customers. The addition is part of a multi-million-dollar program of growth, as SinaLite expands its products and services with more corrugated packaging products.
“Despite being one of the largest trade-only printers serving all of North America, we are still a family-owned business,” said Mike Meshkati, President of SinaLite, who took over running the business originally set up by parents Oscar and Fara. “Since the beginning, we’ve never compromised on their three core values – quality, service and meeting customer deadlines. With this latest investment, we’ll be able to bring a level of automation to our production facility that’ll ensure we can maintain the highest standards on which we’ve built our name, while handling the ever-increasing and varying demands of our customer base.”
With offices in Canada and the United States, SinaLite has invested more than $25 million in state-of-the-art technology in recent years, with the new Kongsberg C64 with Feeder & Stacker at the heart of its 100,000-sq.-ft. Markham facility. “We looked at our options and Kongsberg’s impressive automation solution was the natural choice to boost our productivity and our capabilities,” Meshkari added. “We were impressed both with the size of the C64 and the level of performance, service and support – and were already familiar with the capabilities of our own Kongsberg C60. The addition of a new automated feeding and stacking solution means that we can now produce at higher speeds and with greater precision, without compromising on quality. This is crucial to our plan for business growth, as we are seeing a huge increase in demand for short-run corrugated packaging jobs that will expand our customer base. In terms of our large-format business, the investment has also enabled us to produce yard signs and other rigid signs for our resellers, significantly faster than ever before.”