NJM’s Building of Lean Manufacturing and Acquisitions Solidifies Their Capping |Packaging Leader
For NJM Packaging, 2010 wasn’t just the year that Simon Cowell and Conan O’Brien went off the air. That year, and the year after it, brought significant changes to the labeling and packaging machine manufacturer, starting with a new plant and culminating in a new acquisition to expand its automation capabilities.
The beginning of the new decade was full of activity for NJM. The new lean manufacturing plant opened in Montreal in 2010. It received LEED certification, meaning that it met standards for being “green.” Additionally, the beltorque™ belt capper was introduced. This new automated capper uses belts to tighten caps, eliminating cap damage and resulting in more consistent torque values. It handles round, square, oval, and rectangular containers and is ideal for pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmetics and personal care products.
The next year was just as busy for NJM. In 2011, the company officially changed its name from NJM/CLI International Packaging Systems to NJM Packaging, simplifying the name and reflecting the company’s focus on being a trusted packaging systems intregrator. Read more about our new name. We also acquired Jalbert Automation increasing our engineering capacity to expand the innovative machines our customers require to stay abreast of new developments and regulations in their industries. The acquisition laid the foundation for new cappers, labelers, unscramblers, tablet counters, and countless other machines still in the works.
NJM’s story is far from finished. Find out next month what the company is doing today to meet its customers packaging needs. Until then, catch up on our 100-year history.