3C Packaging Expands Operations and Exceeds Expectations in FY 2010-11

3C Packaging, an independent privately-owned packaging solutions company, finished its 2010-2011 fiscal year (July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011) with 20% growth and, on average, annual double-digit growth for five consecutive years.

New ideas, new infrastructure, and newly-installed packaging machinery highlighted a successful 12-month period and set 3C up for a bright FY 2011-12. The details:

Bulking Up: Newly-installed Packaging Machinery
3C Packaging continued to meet customer demands by investing in additional packaging equipment. The following were installed during the company's 2010-11 fiscal year:

•Heidelberg 102ZP 2c Perfecting 28x40 Press for large format circulars >25” in length

•Vijuk MV2011 capable of folding a 40” L x 20” W sheet and up to 210 panels glued

•Vijuk Folder with Round Pile Feeder, FA43 / 12 plate St.I, FA35 4 plate St.II and MV97 capable of folding 90 panels

•Vijuk Folder with SVA Feeder, FA43 / 12 plate St.I, FA 35 4 plate St.II and MV97 capable of folding 90 panels

•Longford Piggyback System with three placers, capable of an additional three placers, fully integrated bar code scanning and missing glue detection w/ejection for non-conforming product, direct-to-tray delivery system for accurate counts and reduced labor

Matching Outfit: New Spectrophotometer Produces Superior Color Matching
In March, 3C Packaging completed the construction of a dedicated ink room in their Clayton, NC headquarters. The room houses the company's new spectrophotometer, a unique system that provides greater control of the color matching process to better meet clients' expectations by delivering superior print results. This spectrophotometer is used to execute 3C's proprietary “Color by Numbers” concept - the company's unique approach to the color management process.

What a Concept: 3C Gives its Customers a Close-up Look
Last November, 3C Packaging opened a Concept Design Center, located in Philadelphia. The design center was created to enhance customer face-time, expedite front end solutions and showcase industry-leading technologies. The center can duplicate the front end processes of 3C Packaging's Clayton, NC headquarters, and is complete with full design/graphic capabilities, a sample-making area and an integrated customer service department; in short, it provides a first-hand experience of 3C's day-to-day operations

“To average annual double-digit annual growth over a five-year period is a rarity - let alone achieving this in a down economy,” said Joe Elphick, President and CEO of 3C Packaging. “The most important factors are our loyal pharmaceutical client base and, of course, our outstanding team here at 3C, who show an unyielding commitment to new ideas, new investments, and new ways of meeting our customers' high expectations while preparing us for an even brighter future.”
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