Finishing & Screen Printing
Tecnau Solutions Propel Data Driven Critical Communication Forward for KP
Tuesday 23. January 2024 - Over the last five years, KP has shifted its focus to data driven critical communication. This includes correspondence with members, patients and customers in highly regulated industries requiring rigid SLA (service level agreement) performance, confidentiality, and security.
The company’s first Tecnau purchase was the Stack 2020, since this initial investment, KP has purchased Tecnau equipment six more times.
The company’s initial investment in new equipment began in 2018 when KP was responding to a bid from an existing customer. KP needed to expand its capacity and capabilities. “Tecnau came to the table with different solutions, and was great at guiding us along the way,” stated Guy Smith, Senior Vice President of Operations at KP. “They were the only finishing supplier that scoped out the project and was with us throughout the entire RFP process. Tecnau stood out from the onset.”
This communication may include confidential PHI (protected health information) and/or PII (personal identification information). KP’s evolution has resulted in double digit compound annual growth for the company. To support this increase in business, KP made a significant investment back into the company in continuous inkjet platforms, high speed inserting, and finishing equipment.
The company enhanced its operation with the Tecnau Revolution 50 Stack 5251 on numerous separate occasions. The Stack 5251 operates in-line or near-line with web-fed digital inkjet printers at speeds up to 590 ft/min (180 m/min). This solution includes the double-cutting Cutter c52, which includes dual rotary knives to sheet the web using single cut or variable double strip cut for full bleed color printing. The Stacker s51 builds up to 10″ tall stacks of sheets and has an integrated buffer for non-stop deliveries. Furthermore, the Stack 5251 features next generation controls for compatibility with the “Internet of Things” (IoT). According to KP’s Vice President of Operations – Sacramento, Chris Howton, “The Tecnau equipment has helped us to grow our customer base, reduce overtime, and allows us to drive down our price to be more competitive in data driven communication and PII mailing markets.”