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Heidelberg Hosts Successful Packaging Days

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Kennesaw, Ga. -- A contingent of U.S. customers were among the 100+ visitors from 25 countries who attended Heidelberg's Packaging Days, held March 19-20 at the company's Wiesloch-Walldorf production site in Germany. Customers spent the day in Hall 11 reviewing in detail the full range of Heidelberg packaging solutions from prepress to postpress representing an area the company views as a key strategic growth investment today and for the future.
"The group's excitement was palpable as customers began to envision new opportunities for their businesses, based on the products we were showing," said Clarence Penge, Vice President, Sheetfed Product Management, Heidelberg. "From our game-changing family of Speedmaster XL sheetfed presses to our die-cutters and folding-carton-gluers to our Heidelberg Integrated Packaging Workflow, visitors were able kick the tires on a whole range of solutions designed to help their businesses prosper."

"It was nothing less than an awakening," said Ward McLaughlin, President and CEO of Boutwell, Owens & Co., Inc., Fitchburg, Mass., "All of us had an opportunity to view the technology and speak with the Heidelberg experts, and we also visited nearby printing plants to see the technology in application. With Heidelberg, it's not just lip service. The company absolutely can prove what it says. When all our questions were answered, we were left with a strong vision of what is – and what can be. Heidelberg definitely has made a serious commitment to the packaging market."
"The visit was well worth while to see how and where Heidelberg has advanced in the packaging arena," said Bill Lorenze, Vice President of Manufacturing for Jay Packaging, Warwick, R.I. "It was awe-inspiring to see such a spectacular assortment of solutions assembled in one place, and to see and talk with people from around the world. It certainly proved that Heidelberg is committed to the packaging market for the long haul."
In order to justify its customers' faith in Heidelberg's expanded packaging portfolio, the company recently announced that it would centralize and consolidate its packaging R&D in Hall 11 at the Wiesloch-Walldorf facility, including production and assembly of all Dymatrix die-cutters. The company has also established a Packaging Competence Center in Hall 11 in Wiesloch-Walldorf for presentations, training and customer application testing.
The Heidelberg name has been synonymous with the finest printing technology for more than 150 years, with a record of service to match. As the testimonials above suggest, by consolidating its packaging R&D and by hosting the recent successful Packaging Days event, Heidelberg is well-positioned to answer customers' growing interest in special applications printing and packaging with Heidelberg expertise in all areas of the packaging market.




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