Goss International Scoops Automation Award from Siemens

Press release from the issuing company

Goss International is one of only five companies to earn a 2012 Siemens Customer Excellence Award. The Award was given in recognition of its application of Siemens drive technology to deliver advanced automation and product performance in Goss web presses.

“We are especially delighted to have been recognized for our achievements in automation, as they are part of our long-term mission to help our customers improve productivity and short-run agility while reducing waste and maintenance requirements,” said Jeff Upchurch, senior vice president of Research and Development at Goss International. “We are streamlining press and finishing system performance, including job changeover processes, with a comprehensive approach aimed at automating, simplifying or even eliminating steps. Results can create new market opportunities for web printers allowing them to compete at run lengths that were formerly in the domain of sheetfed printers.”

Goss International was among a distinguished field with other winners including Conoco Phillips, Fori Automation, Lockheed Martin and GT Advanced Technologies.

Hosted as part of the International Automation Summit, the Siemens Customer Excellence Awards were presented in Washington DC in late June. These awards honor users that have helped their business to succeed using Siemens leading-edge technology. According to the judging panel, Goss International used Siemens motion control and automation to realize repeatable and scalable solutions for web presses and finishing equipment. Mike Rancourt, R&D Manager accepted the award on behalf of Goss.

"Our Customer Excellence Awards illustrate the power of partnership, specifically highlighting best practice sharing and providing inspiration to other users in the Siemens automation user community. Each of this year's winners has clearly demonstrated their leadership in driving innovation, collaboratively overcoming barriers and delivering success," says Raj Batra, President of Siemens Industry Automation Division.

Siemens officials who presented the award stated, “As a market leader and innovator in shaftless printing, press and postpress equipment, Goss successfully implemented SIMATIC S7, SIMOTION and SINAMICS control platforms that allowed for additional improvements in machine functionality and manufacturing efficiency.”

Siemens Industry is America’s leading supplier of industrial and production solutions. With integrated automation technologies, drive train solutions, metals technologies and comprehensive industry-specific expertise, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers.

Industry’s focus on the needs of its customers in specific markets enables an end-to-end offering from a single source – ranging from individual products and solutions to complete system integration and services.

The Industry Sector includes three divisions: Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services, and a global business unit, Metals Technologies.

Goss International supplies presses and finishing systems – including the most automated and productive web offset presses in the world – for magazine, newspaper, packaging, catalog, direct mail and other printing applications. The company is differentiated by its printing process knowledge, engineering expertise, high-tech industrial manufacturing capabilities and ability to execute and support large-scale capital equipment projects.


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