The Eikemeier Corrugated group has chosen the Signode GCU 2500 compression strapper to help satisfy increasing customer demands for excellent delivered quality of its products. Eikemeier Corrugated offers its customers practically all types of corrugated board and complete packaging solutions from a single source. Earlier in 2011, the group looked at ways to improve product protection and appearance while reducing costs at its Lucka plant in Germany. Plant managers identified the end-of-line pallet compression and strapping process as one area where improvements could be made. Signode reviewed the issues with Eikemeier Corrugated and proposed the GCU2500 compression strapping station equipped with automatic top edge-protection applicator units. The GCU automatically applies 800 x 300 corrugated strips to the top edges of the load to prevent product damage during the strapping cycle.