Thanks to Heidelberg’s partnership with Masterwork, Heidelberg customers enjoy direct access to a comprehensive and affordable portfolio of die cutters, hot foil stampers, folding carton gluers, and offline packaging inspection systems. Combining Heidelberg’s engineering leadership and Masterwork’s manufacturing prowess assures that every investment in postpress and finishing equipment will be a rewarding one.
The companies pooled their talents in 2014 when Masterwork, the world’s second largest maker of postpress packaging machinery, took over manufacturing Diana folder-gluers in Slovakia and also bought the intellectual property of the die cutters. Heidelberg continues to co-develop and sell these products globally. Everything manufactured by Masterwork must pass Heidelberg’s rigorous “Quality Gates” inspection process before being released to the market.
Machines are built at two world-class manufacturing centers: Masterwork’s main plant in Tianjin, China, the site where Easymatrix, Promatrix, and Powermatrix die cutting systems are made, along with the Diana Eye inspection system; and the Masterwork factory in Nove Mesto, Slovakia, which is the source of Diana Easy, Diana Smart, and Diana X folder gluers.
Packaging producers will find all the solutions they are looking for in the broad range of Heidelberg-engineered postpress products now available under the Masterwork brand. Diana folder gluers come in eight different combinations of format size and capability (entry level, professional, and peak performance). Die cutters can be configured for stripping, blanking, and hot foiling as well as high-speed die stamping – and if required, even with two platen stations.
Working with Heidelberg R&D in Germany, Masterwork continues to add new products in all categories. In 2017, a second-generation version of Diana Eye; two hot foil stampers (Promatrix 106 FC and Easymatrix 106 FC); the Promatrix 106 CSB die cutter with inline blanking; and two attractively priced folder gluers, the new Diana Easy 85 and 115, were all introduced. Coming soon are blankers in the 57″ format and the 41″ Powermatrix.
To learn more about what the cooperation means for your business, please contact your Heidelberg sales representative.
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