Jomar Corp. (Egg Harbor Township, NJ) will celebrate a half-century of growing a successful business at K 2019 in October. Over the last 50 years, Jomar has sold more than 2500 machines and served the global healthcare, personal care, beauty, food and beverage, and household products industries. Not about to rest on its laurels, Jomar will showcase its latest innovations in injection blow molding (IBM) equipment at booth A 32 in hall 14 at the K show in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Founded by Joe and Mary Johnson, the company’s 42,000-square-foot facility is solely focused on injection blow molding. The company has become known as a leading expert on IBM technology and is recognized for its turnkey solutions and service and support.
From the company’s beginnings, engineering principles have guided the design and development of its machines, Marketing Manager Ron Gabriele told PlasticsToday. “The company wanted its machines to be rugged and simple to operate, which are the defining attributes that distinguish our machines,” Gabriele explained.
A signature of Jomar’s IBM machines is its trademark vertical plastifier, which reduces the energy required for production while taking up 30% less floor space. “Floor space equals dollars, and some of our biggest customers have designed their entire manufacturing facilities around the smaller footprint of our machines,” commented Gabriele.
Innovation continues to drive the company’s success. For example, the next-generation Jomar IntelliDrive Series incorporates a unique custom-designed servo-driven hydraulic system that reduces energy consumption by up to 50%, increases output and improves performance.
The company builds IBM machines from 20 to 175 tons, which can produce 1-milliliter to 2-liter bottles.
Because Jomar’s IBM machines are built to last, Jomar established a refurbishing department with full-time staff to rebuild older machines and incorporate the latest Jomar technology to prolong the machines’ service lives.
Today, Jomar is exploring digital technologies, including industry 4.0. The company’s machines are being equipped with new capabilities to extract more data and achieve seamless connectivity to maximize performance, productivity and data exchange throughout the value chain.
Just in time for K 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany, from Oct. 16 to 24, Jomar has introduced its first servo-hydraulic machines, which Gabriele calls a “huge milestone, as those are now our biggest selling machines.” In collaboration with Bosch Rexroth and using its technology and engineering expertise, Jomar is on the cutting edge of Industry 4.0, said Gabriele. “We’re already exporting data to 4.0 with our IntelliDrive machines.”
Today, Jomar is a wholly owned subsidiary of Indel Inc. (Rancocas, NJ), which has two divisions: Inductotherm, a manufacturer of induction furnaces for smelting, and Diversified Group, a collection of nearly 50 companies in the industrial engineering space.
Over its 50-year history, Jomar has served a variety of industries. One mold that continues to run on a Jomar IBM machine is the familiar plastic lemon mold that holds lemon juice. “That mold has been running for 30 years,” said Gabriele, adding that the vast majority of the company’s customers are in the pharmaceutical and neutraceutical industries.
Jomar President Carlos Castro commented, “Our success has been built by a highly talented workforce that continually innovates and leads our company to new heights in terms of productivity, service and growth. We’ve been relentless in the search for new technology, producing unique machine solutions that boost productivity and performance, and always staying focused on delivering best-in-class service and support to our customers.”