equipment, package, and machinery at Massilly North America

Massilly North America Inc., a global metal packaging manufacturing and distribution company headquartered in Brantford, which serves the North and South American food sector, is investing in its first new Koenig & Bauer MetalStar 3 metal decorating press.

“We service a wide range of customers in Canada, the U.S., and Central/South America from the small local gourmet jam and sauce producers, to national co-packers of products like pasta sauces, salsas and pickles, all the way to major multinational distributors and brands,” said Garnet Lasby, president of Massilly North America. “To support our recent and future growth we required additional capacity and turned to the MetalStar 3. We have other Koenig & Bauer equipment in the facility already, which is running quite well. Last year the Massilly Group installed a multicolor MetalStar 3 in a facility in Western Europe. It is very similar to the one we are installing so we are familiar with the high performance of the line.”

The new MetalStar press, which will be installed at the company’s 250,000-square-foot facility, will handle the bulk of Massilly’s printing work, according to Lasby. 

Massilly said its growth continues to come from customers who are moving away from plastic single-use packaging into metal and glass for environmental reasons.

“Koenig & Bauer MetalPrint is the world leader in metal sheet printing equipment,” said Lasby. “When we installed our first Koenig & Bauer line the timing was very critical and the installation by Koenig & Bauer’s team went exactly to the project plan.