3 March 2020
Ellis Packaging Installs Fourth Die Cutter
PICKERING, ONTARIO—
First row: Rob Orfalian, Ellis Press Operator; Rob Levesque, Die-Cutting Lead Hand; and David Singh, Ellis Press Operator. Second row: Tom Fitzgerald, Koenig & Bauer product manager; Cathie Ellis, president of Ellis Packaging; and Mitch Spooner, Manager of Die-Cutting & Finishing Operations. Third row: Aleks Lajtman, Koenig & Bauer Regional Sales Manager, Canada; Don Smart, Ellis Plant Manager; and Joe Lang, Ellis Press Operator
1st row: Rob Orfalian, Operator; Rob Levesque,Lead Hand; and David Singh, Operator. 2nd row: Tom Fitzgerald, Koenig & Bauer ; Cathie Ellis, president ; and Mitch Spooner, Manager. 3rd row: Aleks Lajtman, Koenig & Bauer; Don Smart,  Plant Manager; and Joe Lang,Operator
Ellis Packaging has installed a Koening & Bauer-Iberica Optima 106 K Die Cutter. It is the fourth high-speed automated Iberica die cutter at its Pickering facility and has become their  key post-press machine. Since the installation, we’ve seen our net output, which factors in press speed, makeready times, and down time, improve by an impressive 25-30%. Due to the significant improvement in our productivity,
we’ve seen a major increase in the amount of savings because we’re not running the die cutters in overtime.” says Cathie Ellis, president. 
 
Founded in 1946 in Ontario, Canada, The Ellis Group is comprised of over 250 employees at Ellis Packaging, Ellis Paper Box and Ellis Packaging West servicing and specializing in the food, confectionary, pharmaceutical, neutraceutical and beverage industries. Its customers are comprised of North America's largest brand. Ellis packaging is listed as Canada's 51 st largest printer by Graphic Monthly. 
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