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Founded in 1934, Elsner Engineering Works, Inc., has earned a worldwide reputation for leadership in the design and manufacture of a wide range of converting equipment for the paper, film, foil, and nonwovens industries. Virtually every type of consumer roll product can be wound, rewound, packaged, or folded on an Elsner-built machine.
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Hanover, PA 17331

Tel: +1-717-637-5991

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Elsner Engineering Blog

12 Oct 2016


Posted by Elsner Team

When you get into your car in the morning, don't you want to just turn the key and GO?  Why should it be any different with your converting machinery?  You may be considering integrating automation into your production lines, or asking yourself where to start.  

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Topics: automation

09 Oct 2016

Congrats Elsner:  U. S. senate recognition for innovation in manufacturing

Posted by Elsner Team

The Elsner Standard was in full effect recently when Elsner was awarded U.S. Senate Recognition at the Mantec Manufacturing Awards.  Mike Chase of Elsner accepted the Excellence in Innovation award at the annual awards ceremony.  Known internationally for delivering high standards and cutting edge solutions, Elsner takes great pride in building a wide range of converting equipment for the paper, film, foil, and non-wovens industries.

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Topics: innovation, converting equipment

19 Sep 2016

TCO: What Are You Really Paying for…or Gaining From…Your Converting Equipment?

Posted by Elsner Team

Boosting productivity is something Elsner Engineering knows a little something about. Not only do we run a tight manufacturing ship in our own operation, keeping a strong focus on lean processes and efficiencies; we manufacture fully automatic converting machines that are key to our customers improving their processes. We recently worked with a company who moved to an Elsner fully automated wet wipe production line and found an up to 90% increase in production. Yes, that’s 90. So, it’s no surprise they have begun the process to purchase another line.  Have you considered integrating automation to boost your productivity?

Top Line Efficiencies, Bottom Line Gains
We know that purchasing a production line, or even one piece of machinery, is a major capital expense for most companies, and many people look at the cost of the machine solely as the bottom line price. However, a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) approach is far more comprehensive approach to procuring machinery by taking into consideration all the facets of what makes an operation efficient and, more importantly, profitable. Saving time, labor costs, space on your floor—what are the pain points you’re experiencing that automated machinery could help you solve? When considering the boost in output and efficiencies you stand to gain by incorporating automation into your process, maybe you should ask yourself what’s the cost to your bottom line of NOT automating?

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Topics: total cost of ownership, automation, converting equipment, integrating automation

14 Aug 2016


Posted by Elsner Team

August 15, 2016:  Elsner is pleased to announce the promotion of Jay Roth to Corporate Sales Manager.  His new role includes setting the strategic direction of Elsner Sales initiatives, overseeing all Sales Representatives both domestically and internationally, and continuing to develop and pursue new sales relationships while maintaining and visiting existing customers.  He will also be instrumental in overseeing the marketing plan development and implementation.

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31 May 2016


Posted by Bertram Elsner
Over 80 years of manufacturing converting machinery, Elsner has seen just about everything when it comes to industry trends.  We’ve kept our eye on driving innovation while maintaining our traditional values.  Our vast experience and the on-staff expertise that make up the Elsner team has been the recipe for setting the bar for excellence and best practices in the converting industry.   We have found that the best way to deliver the highest quality to our customers is NOT trying to be all things to our customers.  Fact is, we have an amazing amount of expertise in building state-of-the-art converting equipment that stands the test of time, but in order to bring the most advanced technology to our customers, we must readily admit where our limitations exist.   I have found that building partnerships with the industry’s best is the way to make sure we are passing on a top-notch final product.

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19 May 2016


Posted by Bertram Elsner

Nonwovens Industry at IDEA 16 recently featured Elsner's newest innovation.  An option for the ENR-1000 converting machinery, the Ultrasonic Tail Tie Glueless option gains you complete tail control for seamless downstream packaging applications without concern of material compliance issues.  Click here for more on the ENR-1000 and the Glueless Option.  Read more as featured in Nonwovens Industry:

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10 May 2016


Posted by Elsner Team

In the early morning of January 21, 2015 a fire ripped through the Allied Hygiene plant in the outskirts of London, destroying the industrial space and along with it 7 converting machines and production lines.  A leading manufacturer of canister wipes, Allied Hygiene knew they must respond swiftly and with resolve in order to keep the business going.  Their immediate move to engage key partnerships to facilitate new warehouse space and custom machinery allowed Allied Hygiene to barely skip a beat.  

Allied needed cutting-edge converting machinery and Elsner Engineering helped get them back on their feet, better than before.  Providing a wipe converting machine that allowed a fully-automated, turnkey system resulted in greater efficiencies.  In fact, the one new Elsner machine as part of the Shemesh Automation line packed the power of seven machines. 

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Topics: automation, converting equipment, Wet Wipes production

27 Apr 2016


Posted by Bertram Elsner

Elsner has announced the hiring of Mike Lynch, Sales Engineer.  Mike is based at the Elsner headquarters and is specializing in the Medical Disposables Market.

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18 Apr 2016


Posted by Bertram Elsner

Rule the Roll
Check out the article about Elsner, "Ruling the Roll" featured in the Central Penn Business Journal's special edition, "Made."  The publication highlights local manufacturers and the products they distribute globally.  With over 3000 machines in 60+ countries, Elsner is an international leader in converting machinery for many industries including  nonwovens, medical disposables, wall covering and kitchen rolled products.  Click here and go to page 18 to enjoy the article!

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14 Apr 2016


Posted by Bertram Elsner

We often get asked:  what is the secret to more than 80 years of operating a successful family-owned manufacturing business? After all, according to The Harvard Business Review, around 70% of family-owned businesses fail or are sold before the second generation takes over the business.  And just 10% remain active, privately held companies for the third generation to lead.  With threats from globalization, and the enduring need to cope with shifts in technology, business models and consumer behavior, some would say it’s never been more difficult for family–owned companies like Elsner.  So, with the odds stacked against us, just what is the secret to our success?  Here are a few thoughts on what's shaped Elsner over the years: 

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Founded in 1934, Elsner Engineering Works, Inc., has earned a worldwide reputation for leadership in the design and manufacture of a wide range of converting equipment for the paper, film, foil, and nonwovens industries. Virtually every type of consumer roll product can be wound, rewound, packaged, or folded on an Elsner-built machine.

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