Case Coding - Summit Brewing Co. Customized Can Cartoning

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Case Coding - Summit Brewing Co. Customized Can Cartoning

Case Coding - Summit Brewing Co. Customized Can Cartoning

About a year ago, St. Paul, MN based Summit Brewing Co. was running 6 count can packaging lines for producing the craft brewer's 14 varieties of premium canned and bottled beers.  With customers in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, market demand for 12- and 24-count cans was growing, according to Chief Operations Officer Tom Thomasser, who said the company also desired to commemorate its 30th anniversary by offering a 30-pack carton of its premium craft beers.

 
After considering the various cartoning options available, in February 2016, Summit chose a customizable system from Douglas Machine Inc. along with a CompactLogix motion and logic controller from Allen Bradley.  Three suppliers, Paktech, Graphic Packaging, and Pratt Industries supplied tray-packing and cartoning equipment, according to news articles. A gluing system provided by Graco completes closing of the multi-pack cartons, which are printed offset in five colors.  Finally, printing of codes on the cartons is accomplished using our Markem-Imaje coding and marking equipment.
 
Markem-Imaje is proud to have played a role in Summit Brewing's efforts for customized can cartoning.  As a supplier of innovative, cost-effective case coding and marking solutions for a wide array of industries, we have worked with many craft brewing operations to provide reliable printing solutions that help set brands apart.  Trust our team for your industrial printing needs!

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