Late 1990s Brings Expanded Labeling and Packaging in Pharma and Health and Beauty
In 1998, while Apple was moving into the all-in-one personal computer space with the iMac, NJM Packaging was expanding into different markets with secondary packaging and health and beauty. Its expanded labeler product line paved the way for it to be a leader in both pharmaceutical packaging, food, beverage and health and beauty product labeling.
The 1996 merger between NJM and CLI brought in some exciting new equipment. Due to some overlap, the technology was merged to create labelers that took the best mechanical and electrical designs of the UNI-510 and the AUTOCOLT III. Keeping the popular name of the AUTOCOLT, the UNI-510 was retired and a new and improved labeler was developed. The Model 125 Bronco was also redesigned, to bring the open frame labeling machine in the Model 130 Bronco, a pressure sensitive labeler that was ideal for middle line labeling and kept NJM in the pharmaceutical industry. These new machines provided equipment for the future in labeling not only in the pharma industry, but food, beverage and health and beauty packagers.
After the Y2K bug never manifested, NJM ushered in the new millennium with several end-of-line print and apply solutions for several industries, cementing its place in pharmaceuticals and introducing trusted labeling machines to new industries for Secondary Packaging. The Model 400 P&A case labeling machine could handle up to 15 cases or cartons per minute, making it fast and easy for pharmaceutical companies to use corner wrap labels on cases. Meanwhile, the Model 401X was ideal for pallets, as well as the tire industry. Large consumer packaged goods companies flocked to it. The Model 410 P&A brought in large beverage industry customers due to its speeds of 100 packages per minute.
Ending the 1990s and beginning the 2000s on a high note is just part of NJM’s rich history. At the dawn of a new decade, NJM underwent more exciting changes, which we’ll cover next month. Until then, learn more about our 100-year history.