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Demand for charging solutions for electric vehicles in private use is growing rapidly.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has reached a further milestone as part of its planned site and structural optimization measures. The sale of an area of around 130,000 square meters to the VGP Group will create a new, modern industrial and commercial park at the Wiesloch/Walldorf site.
Germany’s electromobility market is growing strongly, as demonstrated by the latest figures from the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). Over 23,000 new cars with all-electric drives were licensed in October 2020, representing a market share of 8.4 percent.
Temps Impresores (Temps) based in Massanassa in the Spanish city of Valencia is a young company established in 2004 by three partners. Initially a commercial printing business, the company is now focusing on expanding its offering for packaging printing. It was this that prompted Temps to invest in equipment for folding carton postpress at the beginning of 2020 – shortly before the Covid-19 pandemic started.
As part of its planned focus on core activities and portfolio adjustments, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has sold its Belgian production site for printing chemicals to DC Druck Chemie GmbH (Druck Chemie), a subsidiary of Langley Hold-ings PLC, UK.
In 2014, the small commercial printing business James Litho, based in Ontario in the U.S. state of California, became one of the early users of digital printing technology from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg).
Strong customer interest in Heidelberg innovations for folding carton printers at Packaging Day. Heidelberg growth boosted by production site in Shanghai and partnership with Masterwork
By opting for one of the new data-based packages on offer from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), an increasing number of print shops worldwide are benefiting from the variable options of these Print Site Contracts. Customers have a choice of four packages with different scopes of services and methods of payment.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) aims to further strengthen its leading competitive position in the growth market of China and has therefore set up a production joint venture with its long-standing partner and strategic anchor shareholder Masterwork Group Co., Ltd. (Masterwork).
The trends in packaging printing are obvious: ever-declining run lengths, an increasing number of stock keeping units (SKUs) and more demanding embellishments to attract consumer attention – all of this against the backdrop of extremely short delivery times and sustainability.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is starting the pilot phase of its digital industry platform Zaikio, which it launched this summer, in collaboration with printing company Meinders & Elstermann GmbH & Co. KG (M&E) and leading paper manufacturer Sappi.
By systematically and swiftly implementing its transformation, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has further strengthened its position in the first half of the 2020/2021 financial year (April 1 to September 30, 2020). With a number of measures adopted as part of the transformation program launched this March to boost profitability, enhance competitiveness, and secure the company’s future, Heidelberg has been able to more than compensate for the negative effect on earnings caused by a significant drop in sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several thousand registrations from more than 100 countries, several hundred one-to-one discussions arranged with decision-makers, and around 100,000 hits on videos – that is the upshot of the five-day Innovation Week held by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg).
At the German championships held from October 19 to 22, 2020, in the Print Media Center of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) in Wiesloch-Walldorf, twelve skilled workers demonstrated their high level of knowledge.
Heidelberg strategically expands its overall portfolio for folding carton production together with its partner MK Masterwork
Which solutions do commercial printers need to be competitive and profitable in the market? Which processes and interfaces offer potential to be leveraged, and how can print shop staff be even better supported? These are the questions the experts at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) asked themselves when developing the latest innovations.
The digital event, which will be held from 19 to 23 October 2020, will feature product presentations, innovation talks, and one-on-one online interaction at the push of a button.
As the number of electric vehicle registrations continues to rise, there is also an increasing need to charge multiple vehicles in the same location simultaneously.
Grafiche Pizzi is a long-established Italian company based in Milan, which specializes in printed products for the pharmaceutical industry. In the last four years alone, it has invested more than fifteen million euros in Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) solutions as a way of targeting sustainable growth in the pharmaceuticals business, in both the press and postpress segments.
Reno-based DynaGraphics is the largest commercial printer in Northern Nevada, USA. The company has now switched from the competition in the field of digital printing technology and invested for the first time in the Heidelberg Versafire EV & EP digital printing systems from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg).
From October 19 to 23: current innovations in the commercial, label and packaging printing segments show the potential offered by the digitization of processes
The Münsterland region of Germany has a lot to offer: the density of IT companies located there has seen it christened Germany’s Silicon Valley. The company Mediahaus, which offers e-commerce services and operates a packaging print shop, is based in Ahaus.
At the Heidelberg site in Wiesloch-Walldorf alone, over 70 young people began their training/study course on September 1, 2020. In total, the figure was 99 for the company’s four sites in Germany.
Hampton Printing (Bristol) Limited is the first UK customer of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) to take advantage of a Heidelberg Subscription Plus agreement. The award-winning printer, which serves a range of customers in the fashion, retail, automotive and lifestyle industries, expects this move to deliver significant efficiency and quality improvements at its Bristol site.
In March of this year, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) launched a transformation program designed to boost profitability, enhance competitiveness, and secure the company’s future. Thanks to the consistent and prompt implementation of key measures in this program, the company already generated positive results in the recently concluded first quarter of financial year 2020/2021 (April 1 to June 30, 2020). As a result, it was able to successfully counter the huge operational pressures brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is setting the next milestone in its ongoing financial stabilization and transformation process. The company announced today that it will pay back the remaining amount of € 150 million on the existing high-yield bond (HYB), which has a term to maturity until 2022 and a coupon of 8 % p.a., plus accrued interest before maturity, i.e. on Sep 9, 2020. The payback will be funded from cash reserves and will unburden the financial result by approx. € 12 million per year.
Print shops are faced with the challenge of making ever shorter and more varied runs cost-effective. The increasingly complex relationships between these print shops, their customers, and various business partners also need to be managed efficiently.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Colorpress – an online print shop based in Nürtingen, near Stuttgart – is investing in a Speedmaster CX-102-5 in conjunction with a Subscription Smart contract from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). The contract covers all service operations, Prinect Workflow components, and consumables, including Vendor Managed Inventory services from Heidelberg. This means the SME with a 20-strong workforce will obtain equipment, service, and all consumables from a single source in the future. It is investing in the latest-generation Speedmaster CX 102 to replace a Speedmaster CD 102-5 that has clocked up over 300 million prints.
Around 34 percent of Heidelberg's share capital was represented at the first virtual Annual General Meeting of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) for financial year 2019/2020.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is systematically pursuing the company’s realignment.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has set up a dedicated business unit for the industrial development, manufacture, and sale of printed and organic electronics.
Drupa 2021 has been dealt a major blow after Heidelberg – still the world’s largest press manufacturer – pulled out of all international expos next year including Drupa.
Installation of the first Speedmaster XL 106 new 2020 generation went off without a hitch during the coronavirus pandemic
Innovation cycles becoming shorter and require new ways of communicating with customers
For the second time in succession, the Heidelberg Digital Unit (HDU) at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is being honored with the Capital Award in the “core-business-related innovation” category as one of Germany’s top digital labs.
The Management Board and employee representatives of Heidelberger Druckmaschi-nen AG (Heidelberg) and the IG Metall trade union today reached agreement on the restructuring of the company pension scheme for the employees in German companies.
In a festive ceremony at the production site Heidelberg Graphic Equipment Shanghai Ltd. (HGES), the packaging printing company Xian Jun Long was presented with a certificate recognizing the manufacture of the 9,999th printing unit in China.
Speedmaster from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has once again proven its reliability.
Total sales approximately 6 percent below previous year – EBITDA margin excluding effects of restructuring at 4.3 percent
The Covid-19 pandemic poses enormous challenges for the world and, of course, for the entire print media industry.
Quality, service, speed – these are the pillars of printing company Offset Friedrich in Ubstadt-Weiher on which the family business has built its success and continues to grow, despite strong competition.
Cardbox Packaging is an international manufacturer of high-quality and technically sophisticated folding cartons with an annual turnover of around 45 million euros. The company operates production sites in Austria (Wolfsberg and Pinkafeld), the Czech Republic (Zádveřice), and most recently in the United States (Pittston, PA). Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) supported the setup in Pittston with extensive consulting services and an overall solution package comprising machines, service, and consumables. Cardbox Packaging is supported and advised by the Global and International Account Group at Heidelberg.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has responded as quickly as possible to the difficult conditions caused by the global corona pandemic and is doing its ut-most to support its customers in the packaging, label and commercial printing sectors.
The subscription model of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) – under which customers no longer pay for the equipment they use, but simply for the number of sheets produced – has now become successfully established in the graphic arts industry.
The demand for electric vehicles is now gaining momentum in the core markets of Europe also. In response, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has commenced European sales of its charging technology
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is presenting its Print Media Industry Climate Report to the public for the first time.
Higher production efficiency, reliable print quality and the ability to enter new markets are the insights for the Brazilian print shop Elloflex one year after the successful installation of a Gallus Labelmaster. The 8-colour flexo narrow web press is the first Gallus press for the label printer and converter.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has responded as quickly as possible to the difficult conditions caused by the global coronavirus crisis, and provides its customers in the area of commercial, packaging and label printing with support at all levels.
The various finishing processes still offer a lot of potential with regard to greater automation, higher productivity, and integrated processes.
From April 2020, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will be putting the most intelligent and automated Speedmaster ever into series production.
In a global survey of over 1,000 customers, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) identified four key areas that sum up the challenges in the print industry:
The Management Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) today adopted a wide-ranging action package, as announced last year, for a short-term reduction in structural costs and long-term improvements in the Company’s profitability.
he Supervisory Board and Management Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) have decided to reorganize and further streamline the management structure. The Management Board of the global market leader for innovative solutions and products in the printing industry will be reduced to two persons and will in future consist of CEO Rainer Hundsdörfer and CFO Marcus A. Wassenberg.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will be presenting its full expertise as a market and technology leader in the printing and media industry at drupa 2020, taking place from 16 to 26 June 2020 in Düsseldorf, under the slogan “Unfold your Potential”.
The 2019 innovation ranking – a study carried out for Germany’s Handelsblatt business newspaper – testifies to the printing industry’s impressive innovation credentials, especially in the context of the sector’s ongoing digital transformation. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is significantly ahead of the competition in this ranking, claiming 23rd place in Germany (325th worldwide).
Bertelsmann Printing Group (BPG) based in Gütersloh has concluded a subscription contract with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Vertrieb Deutschland GmbH (HDD) for its two sites, Mohn Media in Gütersloh and Vogel Druck in Höchberg near Würzburg.
Dr. Martin Sonnenschein is the new chairman of the supervisory board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). He was appointed a member of the supervisory board at the end of November by the Mannheim Register Court and will take over as chairman of the supervisory board on December 1, 2019.
K.K.Kyoshin Paper & Package continues to expand Web-to-Pack business with industrial digital printing. Industrial digital printing technology with high print quality and colour fidelity are the basis for investment decisions.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) continues actively to develop the digital solutions Versafire EV and EP for commercial applications by offering new hardware options for inline finishing as well as a new updated version of Prinect DFE which not only supports this but also comes with new functionalities. Thanks to this, customers will benefit from an improved integration of both print technologies and processes.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has sold its Hi-Tech Coatings division for coatings used by the packaging, labeling, and printing industries to Innovative Chemical Products Group’s (ICP Group) Industrial Solutions Group (ISG) division, a leading global provider of packaging, labeling, and specialty clear coatings based in Itasca, IL, USA.
Thousands of attendees visited the stand of Heidelberg USA at PRINTING United. The brand new trade show took place from October 23 to 25 in Dallas, Texas, and provided an overview of trends in the industry.
In the second quarter (July 1 through September 30, 2019), Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) succeeded in almost compensating for the relatively weak start to the year. As a result, sales for the quarter (up 9 percent to € 622 million), EBITDA (excluding restructuring result) (up 28 percent to € 55 million), and incoming orders (up 1 percent to € 648 million) all improved.
Stephan Plenz (54), Member of the Management Board responsible for technology and the Heidelberg Digital Technology segment, is leaving the company by mutual agreement at the end of his current contract in June 2020.
St. Gallen in November 2019 – Gallus, a subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), celebrated a milestone at Labelexpo Europe 2019: the Gallus Labelmaster No. 100 is being installed at the printing company Interfas, based in Louviers, France. The conventional press with a printing width of 440 mm is equipped with eight flexographic printing units and three die-cutting units. Cold foil finishing is integrated, too. It is the first Gallus Labelmaster and the first flexo press for Interfas, which has previously relied exclusively on label production with offset printing.
At today's meeting of the Supervisory Board, Dr. Siegfried Jaschinski announced to the Management Board that he would be resigning his mandate as a member of the Supervisory Board and his position as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG with effect from November 30, 2019 and thus before the end of his term of office.
Kabushiki Kaisha Hokuriku Sunrise (K. K. Hokuriku Sunrise) is the first Japanese customer of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) to opt for the "Heidelberg Subscription" digital business model. The company was founded in 1975 and employs 34 people. Its core business includes marketing services and a broad portfolio in commercial printing.
Labels give products their unique identity and boost the impulse to buy at the point of sale. The label market combines a share of some five percent of the worldwide print volume of around EUR 400 billion with great growth potential. This is why Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) decided to present its extensive portfolio around label production at not one, but two events in September. Gallus, a subsidiary of Heidelberg, demonstrates all the possibilities around digital and conventional label printing as well as digital finishing in the narrow-web field at Labelexpo in Brussels (Gallus digital press folder).
As it continues to pursue its digital transformation, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is setting out to rapidly and consistently extend its usage-based contract portfolio and expand its digital business models with repeat sales. Customers that have previously signed a subscription contract with Heidelberg are benefiting from clear improvements in their value-added processes and significant performance gains. Heidelberg has therefore started to launch additional versions of the subscription model onto the market so that even more customers can benefit from the advantages the portfolio offers.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is making it even easier for Prinect users to run their print shop with the new and partially cloud-based functions in the Prinect production workflow. “A growing number of Prinect functions are gradually migrating to the cloud. By taking out a subscription contract, customers can gain access to them as and when required and based on the benefits they offer,” says Jürgen Grimm, head of software solutions at Heidelberg. “The Prinect workflow thus forms the backbone of digitization in print shops.”
The printing company Adams Litho from Chattanooga, Tennessee, has experienced a surge in demand for packagings in the last ten years. Expecting further increases in the coming years, the company has plans to grow in this segment.
The Supervisory Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has appointed Marcus A. Wassenberg (52) as ordinary member of the Management Board and Chief Financial Officer of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG with effect from September 1, 2019. Wassenberg succeeds Dirk Kaliebe, who, as previously announced, will leave the company at his own request at the end of September and will be available for an orderly transition.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has embarked on the second quarter of financial year 2019/2020 with a far better order situation, compensating in part for the weak first quarter in Europe in particular.
Improving the productivity of tube laminates while reducing waste were the main reasons for All4Labels – Global Packaging Group for investing in a new narrow web printing press.
“In the last 26 years, I have always purchased printing presses from Heidelberg in order for us to grow,” says Su Zhao Chun, owner of Hefei Jingyi Printing Ltd. in Hefei. During this period, he has invested in four Speedmaster CD 102 presses, two Speedmaster SM 102 and two Speedmaster XL 75 .
Around 1,200 shareholders today attended the Annual General Meeting of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) for financial year 2018/2019, which was held at the Congress Center Rosengarten in Mannheim. Just under 36 percent of the company’s share capital was represented at the event.
In February 2018, INSIGNIS-Etiketten in Vienna, an Industry 4.0 pioneer in the print processing sector, invested in new printing technology from Gallus, a subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. The Gallus Labelfire , combined with the Digital Embellishment Unit (DEU), was the ideal addition to the print service provider’s equipment, creating new digital printing capacities and above all new application options. In addition to improving the flexibility, quality, and efficiency of everyday production, Austria’s first Labelfire also enabled INSIGNIS to expand its product portfolio.
Gallus, a subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, will be focusing on the digitization of label production at the upcoming Labelexpo Europe 2019, which is taking place on September 24 – 27 in Brussels.