Boxes Inc. Expands into Digital Finishing with First Beam 2C in Americas

Boxes Inc was the first company in the USA to install the flagship Highcon® Beam 2C digital finishing system for corrugated earlier this year. 

The company added the Beam 2C to their digital workflow primarily to support their online, customized packaging web-to-pack site, Xceed but is now also expanding usage to support other more traditional parts of their organization. Describing the install as its easiest ramp-up ever, Boxes Inc. benefitted most from the increased speed-to-market afforded by Highcon’s digital finishing technology. 

With a clear commitment to excellence, this industry leader, together with subsidiary Mid America Display, has been producing industrial shipping and packaging products, POP displays and signage for over 40 years.  

According to Jason Mueller, Sr. Vice President, General Manager, “We have installed a number of new machines over the last few years, and this was by far the easiest ramp-up I have had the privilege of being part of. … within weeks we were routing and running 10 to 15 production orders a day on the Highcon.”

Mike Ciaramella, Highcon V.P. Sales & General Manager, Americas added: “The close relationship between Boxes Inc. and our Highcon team has been key to their highly successful implementation of our technology. We look forward to continuing to support their business in the future.”

Boxes Inc. is currently running 2 shifts, substantially improving their overall efficiency, Jason Mueller adds: “If I had to pick one benefit as the “key benefit” I would have to say that we have benefited most from the speed to market improvements the Highcon system has provided. We no longer have the delay from ordering tooling. We have reduced our delivery time by more than 40%”

The Highcon Beam 2C digital finishing system is available in 2 configurations: pallet-based and a nonstop version with nonstop feeder, nonstop stacker and waste removal.  It has been engineered to meet the stringent market requirements for corrugated packaging; non-crush process, customizable to enable rightsizing and light-weighting of packaging; strong enough to allow product to be shipped in its own box; and at the same time providing a positive unboxing experience that supports brand owners. For more details:

About Highcon

Highcon develops, markets, sells and supports a portfolio of digital cutting and creasing machines that cover a wide range of formats, substrates and applications. The Highcon technology is transforming the industry, by providing cost effective solutions to the increasing manufacturing inefficiencies facing folding carton and corrugated carton manufacturers as the result of the emerging market trends of e-commerce, shorter time to market, lower job sizes and a drive to sustainability. Such requirements cannot be accommodated by the expensive and slow conventional die-making and setup process. The Highcon digital technology bridges the gap between agile production and design flexibility delivering improved responsiveness, JIT production, short runs, customization of structure and design, and the ability to perform a wide range of applications in-house.  Highcon products are installed at customer sites around the world, including some multi-national companies, effectively supporting the needs of global and local brands”