More than 360 registrants clicked into AICC’s first virtual plant tour—a walkthrough of Dusobox, with President John Kelley. Attendees watched a video tour of Dusobox’s 250,000-square-foot facility in Orlando, Florida, and asked questions of Kelley as well as featured suppliers.
After a brief company history highlighting the achievements of Dusobox during their nearly 70 years of operation, the tour brought attendees through the company’s administrative office, highlighting their data analytics team before moving on to showcase several of their design successes for displays and industrial packaging.
After explaining their facility’s layout and the increased collaboration they have seen with their open floor plan, the tour then moved on to the plant floor. When Dusobox moved to their current facility in 2016, they focused on material flow and workflow.
In the maintenance department, Kelley espoused the importance of maintenance, especially on the high-tech machinery. They have achieved an uptime of 95%. Their system uses artificial intelligence to bring predictability to their maintenance plan. All parts data, electrical schematics, and machine drawings have been digitized, so their team of five maintenance technicians can access the information wherever they are in the plant.
Kelley then walked attendees through the ink kitchen and around the floor to see their five-color Göpfert, laminating section, Autoplaten cutting and creasing area, specialty folder gluers, then ending in their digital space.
Following the tour, breakout rooms were open to allow participants to ask Kelley questions and get more information from the suppliers highlighted in the video, which included Bobst, JB Machinery, Bahmüller, Göpfert, Poteet Printing Systems, HP, Esko, and Kiwiplan.
The tour was sponsored by Dusobox, HP, Kiwiplan, Poteet Printing Systems, and JB Machinery.
By the time this issue has gone to press, hundreds of AICC members will have also participated in virtual tours of Wasatch Container & The BoxMaker. AICC will host several more virtual tours in the coming months. Registration for AICC members is free. For more information on upcoming virtual plant tours and to register, visit www.aiccbox.org/virtualtour.