During drupa, Heidelberg hosted its first ever Americas Tour at its Print Media Centers in Wiesloch, Germany. Over 250 attendees from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil viewed live demonstrations and seminars of the latest technology, and a full suite of products and services.
“We recognize that our customers have specific needs outside of what can be shown in Hall 1 at drupa,” said Juergen Grimm, President, Heidelberg Americas. “To foster these interests, we aimed to provide an exclusive opportunity to witness Halls 2 and 3 of Heidelberg’s comprehensive drupa product portfolio [with a focus on the packaging and commercial segments].”
Commercial highlights included:
Speedmaster SX 102-8-P+L LE UV/LED
Versafire CV and CP
Stahlfolder TX 96
POLAR CuttingSystem 200 PACE
Packaging highlights included:
Speedmaster XL 75-8+LYYL Anicolor
Speedmaster XL 145-6+L
Diana X 115
Promatrix 106 CS
Customers also got an in-depth look at the new Prinect workflow, linked to Industry 4.0, as well as the wide range of Saphira Consumables and services that Heidelberg provides.
At a Glance
“The Americas Tour was by far the highlight of the trip,” said Manfred Nagel, Vice President of Print Production, Electric Pencil. “Heidelberg not only builds the best equipment, they also know how to take care of their customers. Aside from the extraordinary environment, the Print Media Center was mind-blowing. The knowledge and friendliness of the staff and instructors made me proud to be a part of this group and confirmed that we are partnering with the right company.”
“The Americas Tour was an experience of a lifetime,” said Ricardo Garcia, Vice President, Hera Printing. “The Print Media Center is a glimpse of how your dream shop could be. Seeing the amount of technology available in all of Heidelberg’s presses and postpress equipment, as well as the automation created in its workflow, was an eye opening experience to what the future of print is shaping up to be. Heidelberg has made its systems to fit each individual shop, customizing everything to your particular production needs.”
Simply Smart – Leading Industry 4.0
“This event is an extension of our exhibit in Hall 1 — showing a full range of products for the commercial and packaging segments to witness the true value of integrating and automating processes in their relevant segment,” said Andy Rae, Senior Vice President, Equipment. “We are preparing our customers for the transformation of the Print Media Industry 4.0, by providing them with the knowledge and tools needed to surpass their business goals.”
In Düsseldorf, Heidelberg presented a range of future-facing technology in Hall 1 under the motto “Simply Smart.” Acting as a driving force behind the industry’s digitization, Heidelberg aims to help customers continuously improve their efficiency, and become more competitive through integration and automation. drupa 2016 marked the company’s commitment to further expanding developing segments such as packaging, digital and services.