HEIDELBERG Looks to Take Customers’ Businesses to “Next Level” at PRINTING United 2022
16 September 2022: With an innovative Ecosystem of solutions designed to take its customers’ businesses – regardless of size or segment – to the “Next Level,” HEIDELBERG USA will exhibit in Booth N1643 at PRINTING United Expo in Las Vegas, NV, October 19-21, 2022. HEIDELBERG’s booth will feature an end-to-end modular Smart Print Shop, which integrates People, Process, and Technology – aimed at demonstrating customers’ potential for digital transformation across the entire manufacturing supply chain.
“Our customers today are facing a plenitude of issues – inflation, supply chain interruptions, lack of skilled labor,” said Felix Mueller, President of HEIDELBERG North America. “At PRINTING United we want to show them that three elements – People, Process, and Technology – are key to surviving not only today’s challenges but whatever arises in the future. HEIDELBERG is invested in helping our customers thrive in these areas and accelerate their businesses to the next level.”
Linking Technology & Process via The Smart Print Shop
Highlighting its “Technology” solutions, HEIDELBERG will demonstrate a scalable Smart Print Shop, which includes the new Speedmaster CX 104, Versafire EP digital press, POLAR N 137 PRO cutter, and Stahlfolder 66 SSP – all connected via Prinect Production & Business Manager. At the show, the Speedmaster CX 104 will be equipped with IST UV (HEIDELBERG’s partner in Booth N1643) and the patented, navigated Push-to-Stop technology. The new press has quickly become popular amongst commercial and packaging printers due to its flexibility and key features that drive performance. Offering a brand-new format size and ergonomic design, the CX 104 includes the HEIDELBERG User Experience, which together with the Intellistart 3 system and a whole host of assistance systems, ensure short makeready times and the best possible support for operators.
The Key Element – People
“Many companies in our industry have focused solely on developing ‘technology’ and ‘process’ solutions for their customers. What they’ve neglected, and what some would say is the most important element of the Ecosystem, is ‘people’,” said Clarence Penge, Executive Vice President of Product Management for HEIDELBERG USA. “As an industry leader, we are obligated to educate and train our workforce in a new way – from a manufacturing performance mindset – to ensure they know what is possible both now and, in the future.”
Looking to the longevity of the industry, HEIDELBERG recently restructured its Print Media Center with a strong focus on training programs designed to build and grow the skills of current and future operators and print industry professionals. The newly named Print Media Performance & Training Center, located in Kennesaw, Georgia, officially “opened” its doors to customers earlier this year.