Shemesh Automation and Elsner Engineering Works are reporting a successful joint venture formed last year. The JV brings the two family-owned equipment makers with the ability to offer their clients a comprehensive solution for converting, roll stuffing, filling, sealing, capping, continuous labeling and case packing under one umbrella. This eliminates responsibility questions, minimizes costs involved in dealing with multiple vendors, resulting in expanded knowhow, enhanced production efficiency, lower production costs per unit sold, increased output and product quality. This all leads to better positioning for increased market share and higher overall profit margins for customers the companies say.
With a new strategic plan in place, Elsner has been working to provide total converting and packaging solutions to its customer base in each of the markets it serves. The most encompassing production layout has been in the round wipes arena. With Elsner’s ENR-1000 Fully Automatic Nonwovens Rewinder, it has been able to meet the production needs of industry-leading companies and their co-packers in this marketplace. To further support this growing sector and customer base, Elsner Engineering Works, Inc. has combined efforts with Shemesh Automation to add the ability to provide a total solution for canister wipe production.
“The Elsner ENR-1000, in combination with the full offering of downstream equipment from Shemesh, allows us to offer one-stop shopping for the complete wipes operation," says Bert Elsner II, president and CEO of Elsner. "The engineers, technicians and supporting staff from Elsner and Shemesh have been working closely, especially over the last year, to learn from each other and bring this undivided solution to the market.”
Shemesh Automation has been operating for over 30 years, focused mainly on core fillers, cappers, sealers and labellers for various industries. Over the last 15 years, the company, headquartered in Israel, shifted much of its focus and resources to developing downstream solutions that cater to some of the world top players, thereby achieving unprecedented proven experience in providing one-stop shop downstream turnkey production lines for the round wipes market.
“Given that both companies each owns a forefront market technology such as Elsner’s ENR-1000 or Shemesh's SAS120 for vertical canisters rolls stuffing, teaming up with Elsner was the natural thing for us to do in order to give our clients a real competitive edge in a ruthlessly competitive market where every penny saved in manufacturing goes a great distance to the bottom line," says Shai Shemesh, global head of marketing and business development for Shemesh Automation and the head of its London offices. "Arriving to where we are today did take time, but the fact that both companies are family-owned and share similar cultures has definitely played a roll in learning how to collaborate and develop mutual trust and invaluable synergies for our client base. It is our belief that the Shemesh Automation-Elsner Engineering Works offering is the most advanced in the world today. On top of ultra low downtime equipment design, some of the offering components, such as our automatic high-speed SAS120 vertical canisters stuffer, the first such machine introduced to the market and only one empirically proven to date with eight such machines sold in the last year alone, our special FGW shower no-drip special spray nozzles for fill and portion, the Sealpro linear cut stretch and thermo seal and the CIW non-deformation lids capper mechanism are unique in the industry and were especially designed for the needs of producing high quality rolls of nonwoven wipes in canisters."