palamides USA visiting Allied Printing Services

palamides USA visiting Allied Printing Services


My name’s Bob Conboy, president of palamides USA and today we’re in Manchester Connecticut visiting the facility of Allied printing services here located in the Northeastern United States. And today, we will have the opportunity to speak of the story and the success of Allied printing services and the people behind the longstanding and continued success of this company. [Music] [Music] [Music] Chris Gouveia I’m the senior vice president in charge of operations here at Allied Printing. The company was founded in 1949 and since that time we’ve been in private ownership by the Sommer’s family. We’re now in the third generation of Sommer’s family and that’s quite a testament in this day and age of mergers and acquisitions. We’ve seen technology change from letterpress to offset to now the digital age and we’ve changed along with it and invested accordingly and we’ve set the company up to be successful and now and into the distant future. This facility was built by Allied Printing to be a printing facility so everything is received in in one end and flows through the departments in the order it’s worked on and ships out on the far end of the facility so there’s no back-and-forth with product which wastes time and energy. Our energy is from a sustainable source you see behind me what we don’t purchase we manufacture ourselves we’ve got over 4,000 of these solar panels producing a large part of our electrical that we we consume here. We also recycle all of the waste that’s produced in the facility from paper to aluminum to plastic and and cardboard as well. [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] My name is John Kaufmann, I’m at Allied Printing Services, I’ve been here since 1983 in my 36st year. I’ve been in the industry since 1976 responsibility for purchasing equipment installing equipment and integrating the equipment into our workflow. We have full web, sheetfed, digital, large bindary and we do a lot of mailing. In the last year and a half we’ve installed four new cutting systems, four saddle stitchers, eight new inkjet devices and four new palamides paper banders (delta705). Our relationship with palamides goes back roughly 25 years and we have had great success both on our folders which were running roughly 13 folders right now. We use the palamides exclusively for a paper banding to cut down on manpower and also to be able to run the equipment much faster than if we’re catching it in line. We’ve also sent out our older palamides to be refurbished and re-equipped and we have had some great success with receiving that equipment back also. [Music] [Music] My name is Mark Flynn, I’m the finishing manager here at Allied Printing Services in Manchester Connecticut. I have been here 33 years. Recently in the last year and a half we replace our old palamides equipment with the delta703 and we are very very pleased. What the new delta 703 has offered us is the ability to not only paperband on the folders but to paperband on the saddlebinders. We saw years ago the savings of people utilization – we went from using two to three helpers on a folder to running the folder at top speeds without any helpers just the operator catching for himself, we realize health benefits for our people – the ergonomics of the machine, the way it’s positioned, the way it delivers to the operator: less back problems, less bending problems, less trouble with your hands. The added bonus: you cannot get nesting on this machine, we’ve had clients in the past that have sent back jobs due to having nesting these machines eliminate nesting! The new models – the deltas – we can utilize on our saddle binder we do a lot of double digest work on our saddle binders and we can paperband inline now with the deltas all of the benefits that we realized on the folders we can realize on the saddle binders now as well and it’s just been a great benefit to the company Allied Printing. Allied Printing the name stands for the alliance between the company, the employees and the best possible customer service. So they allow the customer to stand by its claim: “They can relax because Allied Printing doesn’t” and palamides USA is proud to be a full partner with Allied Printing. [Music]

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