For more than 50 years, PCA Northampton has been a full-service supplier of corrugated shipping containers and high-impact graphics packaging. Along with graphics and structural design, PCA Northampton offers specialty products and services such as preprint, four-color direct print, litho labeling and specialty gluing. Whether quantity requirements are large or small, PCA Northampton’s versatility serves customers in many industries, including plastics, paper, sporting goods, and food and beverage. We are committed to finding creative, cost-effective and customer-focused solutions with improved speed to market.
Serving customers in New England, eastern New York and Quebec, PCA Northampton works closely with its sister plant in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, to provide single-source packaging solutions, including point-of-purchase (POP) packouts, E-commerce and inventory management.
The ability to provide customers with a solution that addresses their complete supply chain. The process begins with the packaging design phase, proceeds through manufacturing and also includes providing expertise on the proper use of the corrugated products.
The ability to print more than one ink color directly on the corrugated board in a single pass through the converting equipment.
This plant has the capability to process preprinted linerboard, which is paper (in roll form) that has been printed prior to being converted into corrugated sheets. Combining of preprint requires special equipment on a corrugator to assure precise cut-off.
Point-of-purchase (POP) displays are corrugated structures, usually printed with high-quality graphics, that contain multiple sellable units of a product and serve as sales tools for the product.
The in-house capability of developing the physical design and structural specifications for the corrugated packaging. Tools used include computer-aided design (CAD) software and performance modeling formulas.
A value-added service where the packaging manufacturer oversees and controls levels of finished materials to ensure an uninterrupted supply.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is an organization that establishes systems to benchmark food safety standards, including guidelines for food packaging manufacturers.
An international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system. Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
The above is a small sampling of our plant’s capabilities. Please call us to discuss our complete product and service offerings and how we can meet your needs.