SUN AUTOMATION GROUP PROMOTES NEW DIRECTOR OF SALES IN NORTH AMERICA

– SUN Automation Group Promotes Frank Reynolds to Director of Sales –

 

Frank Reynolds SUN Automation

Frank Reynolds, Director of Sales

Glen Arm, Maryland (November 3, 2019) – SUN Automation Group®, a leading global provider of innovative equipment to the corrugated industry, is pleased to announce Frank Reynolds has been promoted to Director of Sales. In this new role, Reynolds will be leading the direct external sales team to drive growth and profitability of core SUN products and new products across the North American market.

Reynold’s expanded responsibilities will also include managing the product development cycle and collaborating cross-functionally across the SUN organization to ensure all activities align with bringing value to box plants. He will continue report to Greg Jones, Vice President of Global Sales and Aftermarket.

“Promoting Frank to Director of Sales significantly strengthens our pivotal growth around the external direct domestic sales team. His accumulated industry knowledge and leadership skills will empower our sales team to continue to grow our business,” commented Jones.

Reynolds has been in the industry over 34 years, and has served SUN in many roles in both the engineering and sales sectors for the past 28 years. “Although I have a strong engineering background, I’ve connected deeply with the sales arm of the business. Cultivating relationships with customers and prospects to address their business needs is tremendously fulfilling,” said Reynolds.

“Frank has unequivocally contributed to SUN’s exponential growth for the better part of three decades. He’s proven his abilities as an engineer and sales manager, and we look forward to his team leadership,” said Jones.

About SUN Automation Group®

SUN Automation Group® is a global industry leader providing corrugated box plants with innovative equipment for feeding, printing and converting. The wide range of products are proven solutions for increasing production, efficiency, and profitability. With 24/7 on-site technical support, SUN Automation is known for its exceptional service and care. Headquartered outside of Baltimore, MD, SUN Automation has service centers around the globe. To keep up to date with SUN Automation’s innovations and news, visit www.sunautomation.com or follow the company on twitter @SUN Automation.

SUN AUTOMATION GROUP ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH GREEN HOUSE GROUP

– Greene House Group to Represent SUN Automation Group’s Line of Solutions for the Corrugated Industry –

Hayden Greene and Frank Greene of Greene House Group

Glen Arm, Maryland (October 1, 2019) – SUN Automation Group®, a leading global provider of innovative equipment to the corrugated industry, is excited to announce Greene House Group will represent SUN equipment and parts to its customers in California, Oregon, and Washington.

Frank Greene, Greene House Group’s founder and President, brings over 30 years of experience in both the corrugated and converting segments of the industry. His vast skillset and knowledge base translates to consistently providing top of the line equipment solutions for box plant corrugators. Working alongside Greene is his son, Hayden Greene, whose industry acumen and sales aptitude further enhance Greene House Group’s capabilities.

“I’ve long admired SUN Automation Group’s dedication to innovation and its commitment to listening and responding to customers’ needs. As their newest regional sales representative, I’m excited to share with my customers how SUN’s products deliver efficiencies and maximize ROI,” says Frank Greene.

SUN believes this partnership will enhance its presence in these regions, resulting in increased market share. “We’re proud to be represented by Greene House Group, and have full confidence in their ability to convey SUN’s value to customers. Our network of sales partnerships continues to be an integral component of our growth strategy,” says Greg Jones, Vice President of Global Sales & Aftermarket at SUN Automation Group.

About SUN Automation Group®

SUN Automation Group® is a global industry leader providing corrugated box plants with innovative equipment for feeding, printing and converting. The wide range of products are proven solutions for increasing production, efficiency, and profitability. With 24/7 on-site technical support, SUN Automation is known for its exceptional service and care. Headquartered outside of Baltimore, MD, SUN Automation has service centers around the globe. To keep up to date with SUN Automation’s innovations and news, visit www.sunautomation.com or follow the company on twitter @SUN Automation.

SUN AUTOMATION GROUP TO INTRODUCE A NEW VERSION OF CORRSTREAM® AT FESPA 2019

SUN Automation Group to Introduce a New Version of CorrStream® – Smaller and Modular Design for the European Market at FESPA 2019

CorrStream®, first Single Pass digital printer designed and built for the corrugated industry, will be featured in Hall A5, Stand G51

Glen Arm, MD (May 14, 2019)—SUN Automation Group, a global leader in providing innovative solutions to the global corrugated industry, will introduce to the European market its new modular design of its CorrStream® technology. The first digital printer designed and built for the corrugated industry will be featured at the FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 in Munich from May 14 to 17 (Hall A5, Stand G51).

Smartly addressing the industry’s pressing need for highest-quality digital printing on corrugated, CorrStream® features a small footprint and modular design—addressing the obsolescence concerns of digital printers.

CorrStream® is a Single Pass Digital Printing system which adds value and reduces costs for packaging. CorrStream® features Aqueous Inks for low Total Cost of Operation (TCO) and meets SWISS and Nestle requirements for inks. CorrStream® has an Operational Speed up to 75 mpm and includes a complete Front End Workflow including Color Management, RIP and Screening.

“We’re excited to share our expertise and continue to showcase CorrStream® and its many benefits with the European market,” says Paul Aliprando, Vice President Digital Technologies, SUN Automation Group. “CorrStream® is just the latest impactful result of SUN’s revolutionary ‘culture of listening’– which enables our dedicated engineering team to devise smart solutions to common customer pain points.“

The company’s EMEA team will be on hand to share expertise and answer questions about how CorrStream® is delivering conventional machine setup with continuous lead edge feeding, printing, and delivery to box converters.

Visitors can experience CorrStream® at Hall A5, Stand G51.

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About SUN Automation Group®

SUN Automation Group®, as an OEM, services the corrugated industry with innovative new equipment to customers around the world. The company SUN engineers and builds the SUN625® Rotary Die Cutter and CorrStream® Single Pass Aqueous Ink Digital Printers. SUN is also the OEM source for Langston/Staley equipment parts and service. With 24/7 on-site technical support, SUN is known for its exceptional service and customer support. SUN is headquartered in their 184,000ft2 facility near Baltimore MD, with SUN has service centers throughout the globe. To keep up to date with SUN Automation’s innovations and news, visit www.sunautomation.com or follow the company on twitter @SUN Automation.

SUN Automation Group Enters Exclusive Strategic Partnership Agreement with Latitude Machinery Corporation

Glen Arm, MD (May 6, 2019)—SUN Automation Group (SUN), a global leader in providing innovative solutions to the global corrugated industry, is proud to announce it has entered into an exclusive strategic partnership agreement with Latitude Machinery Corporation (LMC). Effective August 16, 2019, SUN will be the exclusive North and Central America representative of all LMC machinery and support its current customers with parts and service.

LMC is a rapidly growing and world-class manufacturer of Flexo Folder Gluers and other solutions to the corrugated industry, with approximately 100 machines in the field across North America.

“SUN continues to expand around the world,” said Chris Kyger, President of SUN Automation Group.  “On behalf of our board, senior leadership team and our employee-owners, we welcome LMC to the SUN Family.”

Under the leadership of retiring LMC USA President Lance Head, the company has enjoyed growth and earned a  reputation for providing reliable and dependable FFG machines. Head and his team of professionals have grown LMC’s customer base from 30 machines in the field to almost 100 in just seven years.

“We established a good reputation in the marketplace for LMC and this agreement with SUN Automation Group will continue the excellent sales and service support our customers have come to expect and deserve,” said Head.

SUN leadership also views the partnership with LMC as an opportunity to expand its technology and service offerings to its current customers.

“We are honored to work with LMC management and excited to introduce LMC’s technology solutions to our current customers in North and Central America,” said Greg Jones, Vice President of Global Sales and Aftermarket, SUN Automation Group.  “Under Lance Head’s leadership and his working closely with Pamila Lin of LMC, the company has experienced consistent growth in the United States,” said Jones.  “We are excited to continue that growth and support LMC’s current and future customers with SUN’s world-class parts and service. Additionally we look forward to working with Lance and his team to make this a seamless transition for the LMC customer base.”

This partnership agreement is just the latest example of SUN’s revolutionary ‘culture of listening and responding to customers needs’ at work– which enables SUN to invest in innovation and devise customized customer solutions.  SUN Automation Group currently fields a team of 12 internal parts and service coordinators, 15 field service technicians, and the largest inventory of parts in North America which will be on hand to support LMC’s current and future customers.

About SUN Automation Group®

SUN Automation Group®, as an OEM, services the corrugated industry with innovative new equipment to customers around the world.  The company SUN engineers and builds the SUN625® Rotary Die Cutter and CorrStream® Single Pass Aqueous Ink Digital Printers.  SUN is also the OEM source for Langston/Staley equipment parts and service. With 24/7 on-site technical support, SUN is known for its exceptional service and customer support. SUN is headquartered in their 184,000ft2 facility near Baltimore MD, with SUN has service centers throughout the globe. To keep up to date with SUN Automation’s innovations and news, visit www.sunautomation.com or follow the company on twitter @SUN Automation.

JOIN SUN AUTOMATION GROUP AT THE DIGITAL CORRUGATED EVENT OF THE YEAR IN CHARLOTTE NC

Sean Moloney, SUN Automation Group’s Global Product Manager- CorrStream will be leading an informative session on February 28th at 11:15am on the “Sales Value Proposition for Digital.”

With over 20 years in the corrugated industry Sean is well placed to provide first hand insight on both sides of the technology use case. Hear Sean explain a day in the life of a true water based, single pass digital printer providing true access to packaging products, as well as display type solutions.

Many box plants see over 90% of their output focused on packaging applications… especially in the sensitive food and beverage sectors. Lets take a look at some real world examples of packaging being produced digitally.

Realistic ink % to box price
Opening new markets
Increased flexibility with sensible costs
Ultimate flexibility to switch between papers
Producing more than the box!

Learn more here! http://sunautomation.digital/aiccdigitalxperience/

Looking forward to seeing you in Charlotte!

SUN AUTOMATION GROUP ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH SUBA SOLUTIONS TO REPRESENT SUN’S INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS IN INDIA

–Suba Solutions bring over 15 years of engineering, sales, marketing and customer service experience to SUN’s Customers in India—

Glen Arm, Maryland (July 2, 2018)  SUN Automation Group®, a leading global provider of innovative equipment to the corrugated industry, is pleased to announce a partnership with Suba Solutions to provide equipment and parts and support its customers in India.  

Suba Solutions headquartered in Chennai, India, specializes in value-added solutions for the folding carton packaging and corrugated packaging industry. Founded in 2003 initially as an offline UV curing manufacturer, the company shifted its focus to machine trading in early 2005. Today, Suba Solutions has over 900 machines installed throughout India, Sri Lanka, the Middle East and Africa. Suba’s territory in India for SUN Automation Group includes Southern States of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Pondicherry.

At the helm of Suba Solution’s management are four dynamic professionals, each heading separate product divisions and supported by over 90 colleagues situated across India. Of the partnership, Director of Suba Solutions Mr. C Naresh said, “This partnership will increase Suba Solution’s value proposition to its customers in India by offering them SUN Automation Group’s world class solutions and exceptional customer service and support  for the corrugated industry.”

“We are thrilled Suba Solutions is adding our products to their portfolio of solutions for the corrugated industry in India,” says Greg Jones, Vice President Global Sales & Aftermarket.  “SUN is perfectly poised to meet the high demand for corrugated packaging technology in India in a way that reduces costs while enhancing efficiencies.”

SUN AUTOMATION GROUP FEATURED ON MARYLAND’S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEBSITE

SUN Automation is proud to be featured as a Maryland Success on open.maryland.gov.  We’re in great company too, surrounded by other successful Maryland businesses like Marriott International and McCormick!

“We thought outside the box when choosing Sun Automation Group for a success story. Have you ever thought about where your pizza box or Amazon delivery box comes from? It all starts in Baltimore County, where Sun Automation creates equipment to transform corrugated materials into boxes,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill. “We want to make sure Maryland – and the rest of the world – knows about our impressive manufacturing industry and Sun Automation’s global presence.”

Visit the website to see our story and a video featuring our very own Greg Jones.

SUN AUTOMATION GROUP REVEALS ITS LATEST INNOVATION TO THE CORRUGATED INDUSTRY: SUN EZ-COVERS, AT CORRUGATED WEEK 2018

–Replaceable feed roll covers reduce labor and significantly reduce downtime, costs associated with changing feed rolls —

SUN Automation Group, a global leader in providing innovative solutions to the corrugated industry, is excited to introduce its latest advancement; SUN EZ-Covers, at Corrugated Week 2018 in Indianapolis, IN., September 24-27th.  The new patent-pending feed roll covers are replaceable in ~10 inch wide sections without removing the roll from the machine, enabling installation by one operator.

“At SUN Automation Group, we constantly ask our customers, ‘What is your pain point?’ and the significant downtime and costs associated with replacing entire feed rolls was a frequent answer,” says Chris Kyger, President of SUN Automation Group.  “Our innovative engineers worked tirelessly to develop this unique and groundbreaking solution with our customers’ needs in mind.”

SUN’s feed roll covers will also be the topic of conversation during the coveted “What’s New Sessions” on the show floor on Tuesday, September 25th at 3pm. SUN Automation Group’s Vice President of Global Sales and Aftermarket, Greg Jones will discuss the unique values of this breakthrough innovation to attendees and exhibitors during the show.

The SUN EZ-Covers’ intuitive design allows for replacement without the involvement of maintenance personnel and significantly reduces planned and unplanned downtime.  In addition to the cost savings associated with labor and reduced disruption, SUN EZ-Covers also reduces costs associated with crating, transportation, inventory and handling since spare feed rolls are not needed.   SUN EZ-Covers also eliminates the need to stock spare feed rolls and reduces replacement time from 4-6 hours to just 30 minutes.

SUN Automation Group will offer the SUN EZ-Covers as a total system, which consists of a core and a set of replaceable covers which fasten to the core.  At scheduled times, worn EZ-Covers are removed and a new set installed while the core remains on the machine.

“SUN EZ-Covers are a perfect example of how SUN Automation Group innovates,” says Kyger.  “The SUN EZ-Covers System is truly a result of our unique “culture of listening” and I couldn’t be more proud of our entire team for once again bringing a groundbreaking solution to the corrugated industry.”

SUN AUTOMATION GROUP EXHIBITS AND SPEAKS AT CCE THAILAND!

We were thrilled to participate in this exciting show and meet friends from around the world!  Sean Moloney from our Digital Corrugated team gave an informative talk on Digital Print on Corrugated with rave reviews.  Check out some photos from the show.  Special thanks to Colin Goh and our Singapore team for all their hard work!

SUN AUTOMATION GROUP® NAMES CHRIS KYGER PRESIDENT

SUN Automation Group®, a leading global provider of customer-centric innovations to the corrugated industry, is pleased to announce it has named Chris Kyger President of the company. In his previous role as Vice President of SUN Automation Group, Kyger worked along-side SUN’s Senior Leadership team to implement new systems and drive its customer-focused approach to innovation and product development.

“We take great pride in listening and engaging with customers to help provide the best possible service, support and solutions to the corrugated industry,” says Kyger. “I look forward to working along-side our board, senior leadership and dedicated employee-owners to continue this outstanding ‘culture of relentless customer focus’ that has proven to be the main driver of growth for our company. The future of SUN is bright.”

Kyger joined SUN over a decade ago and has over 25 years in the corrugated industry having also worked for Staley, Langston, and United Container Machinery. He has worked in the areas of Field Service, Sales, Operations, Aftermarket (Parts & Service) and brings over twenty years of management, customer relationship and technology experience to his new role as president.

“Chris has effectively applied his cross-organizational experiences to help him successfully and quickly enlisted the loyalty and trust of his Senior Leadership team and employees worldwide,” says Ronald O. Rauschart, Chairman of the Board for SUN Automation Group. “Coupled with his strong integrity, loyalty and honesty, the board is confident in his abilities to lead and drive continued growth for SUN.”

As an active member of corrugated industry associations including, TAPPI, FBA and AICC, Kyger spends considerable time ensuring SUN meets corrugated needs of today as well as the future.