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AICC Big Associate 2024 Article

As Alliance Machine Systems moves into 2024, we continue to grow and improve our machines, processes, and service. We thank all of the customers who placed their trust in our products and service this past year. We are a proud American manufacturer and build our machines in our Washington State facilities.


Future Growth and Challenges

The corrugated packaging industry is growing and in light of that growth, Alliance continues to improve service and efficiency and provide new solutions for the industry.  Alliance is combining modern computer technology, advanced industrial robotics, and adaptive vision systems with proven corrugated automation equipment.  From a relatively straight forward semi-automatic LoadMaster, prefeeder, or conveyor and pallet systems, to a fully integrated customized converting line optimized for high production per labor hour, our knowledgeable and experienced sales team can customize a solution to fit your particular needs.

 

 Like most industries, manufacturing was affected by pandemic and resulting supply chain issues. The lack of parts and increased shipping time added pressure to produce quality machines in a reasonable time frame for our valued customers. As we move into the new year, we are encouraged by the improving supply chain and increased shipping speeds but know that struggles are still occurring and remain committed to mitigating delays and delivering high quality products to our customers.



Prefeeder Innovations

              At the 2023 CorrExpo, we introduced our Prefeeder Innovations on the “What’s New” stage. This focused on three of our prefeeder offerings:

·       The BPBFe - This machine features a three belt extendo, extendo active track and modular design. Being electrical, it is environmentally friendly and has increased speed and smooth motion profiles.

·       The ITF – The ITF was designed to feed top print machines with a continuous flow capable of keeping up with press speeds up to 500 kick/min with three distinct sizes to fit a wide range of top feeding applications.

·       The Digital Prefeeder – The Digital Prefeeder was designed to present board to the digital press oriented 90 degrees compared to what a traditional press would require. It can also accommodate the digital press dual lane printing capabilities using a specialized extendo.

We are also in the process of creating electric versions of our tried-and-true machines and will be introducing those in the future.

 

Looking Forward

Looking to the future, Alliance is increasing both capacity and reliability.  To accomplish this our manufacturing business practices are being redesigned with a focus on the future and anticipating disruptions.  Business growth, productivity and capacity goals will not be achieved by just adding more people, but by a commitment to education, training, and ongoing support.

 

“Our focus for 2024 is to build trust. We will do this by improving communications, setting clear achievable expectations and then executing. Just having a great plan doesn’t guarantee the results, so when we recognize a deficiency, we immediately acknowledge and correct it.  Actions are much more powerful than words” – Marius Batrin - President & CEO

 

Our greatest asset is people: those within Alliance, the corrugated industry and our customers. We thank all those who have and continue to place their trust in our products

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