Data and IBIS Establish a Long-term Partnership For the Future
Angeles-based O'Neil Data
has always been an innovator in both data, publishing, and
print services. Founded by William J. O'Neil, the firm was
one of the first to apply computer-based analysis to stock
trading. O'Neil publishes the renowned Investor's Business
Daily, and it's weekly stock analysis reports are highly valued
within the investment community.
In the last few years, O'Neil has dramatically expanded it's
services portfolio, entering the health care, financial, insurance,
retail, and automotive sectors. O'Neil now offers comprehensive
web-to-print and publishing services in these areas. The first
firm to install HP's T-300 continuous ink-jet press, O'Neil
now runs three of these units.
In the finishing category, O'Neil purchased IBIS Smart-binders
a few years back after experiencing disappointing productivity
with saddle-stitchers from other suppliers. The Smart-binders
have proved to be winners for O'Neil, almost doubling productivity
from their previous systems. The machines are used for a variety
of variable-data saddle-stitching booklet applications. They
run in "near-line" mode from connected roll unwinder-cutters.
Since O'Neil is a big player in the health care fullfillment
segment, the Smart-binders regularly produce many thousands
of personalized policy and other informative booklets.
Smart-binder SB-3s installed at ONeil Data (fed
from roll unwinders and web cutters)
O'Neil made the decision to expand eastward by opening another
plant in Plano, Texas, the call was made to IBIS to acquire
two more Smart-binders for this facility.
Steve Ellithorpe, O'Neil's Operations Manager put it this
We have built up years of experience in running
four IBIS Smart-binders at our production site in LA.
These machines proved to be solid performers and
capable of operating at peak production rates over a long
time periods. Our first thought, therefore, when setting up
a new ONeil facility this year in Plano, Texas was to
look to IBIS for additional finishing equipment.
We recently installed two additional Smart-binder systems
in Plano which are now operational and contributing well to
the effective start-up of this large new production site.
We are pleased to have become one of the largest users
of IBIS Smart-binders in the USA."
IBIS technical team have trained ONeil engineers to
successfully self maintain their Smart-binders, and have provided
quick responses to any support issues. That, and the Smart-binder's
proven track record for 24/7 operation, have created a nice
comfort zone at O'Neil.No doubt O'Neil's expansion plans are
not over and we look forward to supplying further equipment
to ONeil in future.
Managing Director, IBIS Bindery Systems