Oct. 13, 2023 - Heidelberg has delivered the two sheetfed offset presses to WestRock's folding carton plant in Tczew, Poland.
According to Heidelberg, the new presses are the longest ever produced — the longest being 42 metres with specially adapted custom configuration of a Speedmaster XL 106 with a total of 20 printing and coating units.
"We help our customers simplify their printing processes and boost their productivity by offering them a high level of automation and flexibility, something that is especially important at a time when the skills shortage is becoming more acute worldwide," said Dr. Ludwin Monz, CEO of Heidelberg. "With annual growth of approximately 2.3 percent forecast, the folding carton market is a strategic growth segment for Heidelberg."
Around half the sheetfed offset presses Heidelberg sells and installs go to packaging customers, the company said, and the trend toward ever more sustainable packaging, such as folding cartons, is driving demand.
Heidelberg explained that the new presses supplied to WestRock can print particularly high-quality and eye-catching packaging. With its large number of printing and coating units, the highly flexible long Speedmaster XL 106 configuration is suitable for handling a wide range of packaging applications with striking coating and metallic effects as well as sustainable products - completely inline, double-sided, and in a single pass.
Heidelberg noted that it is supplying a further Speedmaster XL 106 with a total of 19 printing and coating units to a WestRock site in Obersulm, Germany — the second longest in the world.
Heidelberg is an innovative technology company with a leading position in the global printing industry. Its core business is oriented toward the needs of customers in the target markets of packaging and label printing as well as special and advertising printing (commercial printing).
SOURCE: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (HEIDELBERG)
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