Leading packaging and print company Fratelli Roda SA has become the first Swiss company to install a BOBST ACCUCHECK unit, which delivers the capability to in-line quality check 100% of its folding carton production. The company’s management says they expect the unit to reinforce their position as a supplier that pays constant attention to quality and will help it acquire new customers, particularly in the Far East.
Franco Roda, General Director of Fratelli Roda SA said, “As a 70 year old company which stands out for investing in innovative technology, it was natural for us to look at further improving the quality of our products. Our customers are on a continuous quest for perfection and we chose the ACCUCHECK unit because it can check 100% of our production.”
Placed in-line with a BOBST EXPERTFOLD or MASTERFOLD folder-gluer, ACCUCHECK checks each carton for issues such as printing defects, oil or water marks, ink splashes, carton damage or scratches, bad cut quality, or color variation, and prevents any cartons exhibiting such defects from reaching the packing line. Franco Roda said, “Production is 100% checked and not just partially or statistically controlled.”
Fratelli Roda SA is confident that this new technology will allow the company to acquire new customers, especially in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Franco Roda said, “In-line quality control saves our customers’ time and guarantees them that 100% of the production we supply them has been checked. There is a market for this in pharmaceuticals where, in Japan for example, it is extremely important.”
The company is actively promoting ACCUCHECK to both existing and potential customers, Franco Roda said. “We want them to hear that we have ACCUCHECK in-line quality control; to know the features of this innovative technology; and to understand the substantial advantages ACCUCHECK will bring them.”