The Berlin-based industrial book bindery Richard Wenig specializes in the fields of cutting, folding, saddle stitching and perfect binding. When modernizing the available machinery this spring, the company put a POLAR CuttingSystem 200 PACE into operation.
Managing director Richard Wenig relies on ultra-modern machinery in order to safeguard the company’s long-term survival on the market as a specialized industrial bookbindery. To respond to the growing gap between lower prices and rising costs it needs to process more material year on year, or in other words, increase productivity.
In order to remain a reliable and flexible business partner that continues to offer high quality, Richard Wenig has modernized the entire machinery over the past four years. Thanks to the perfect binder installed in 2015 Wenig managed to achieve markedly increased productivity and therefore also replaced its saddlestitcher and the folding machines one by one. As efficiency increased, however, cutting was becoming a real bottleneck for production operations. As a result, the company added the last piece of the puzzle - CuttingSystem 200 PACE made by POLAR.
Increased performance owing to POLAR CuttingSystem 200 PACE
“Taking the pressure off our operators was the major point for choosing the PACE from POLAR,” managing director Richard Wenig explains. And he continues: “Finding specialized personnel is not easy. This makes the subject of ergonomics so important for me.” POLAR PACE offers an automated cutting process. While the machine does the cutting fully automatically, the operator can focus on the jogging process and, in this way, lay the foundation for the high quality of the final product. Wenig is extremely satisfied with his investment: “I am happy to have taken this step. Not only because the cutting division has regained a high level of productivity but also, because our operators enjoy their work much more than before.” Changing from the manual cutting system to the automated PACE system was no problem at all for our operators.
About Richard Wenig Buchbinderei GmbH
The company was founded as a craft bookbindery four generations ago. In the third generation, the firm finally dared to take the first step into industrial bookbindery. It turned out to be such a success that the available premises were soon no longer big enough. In 2001 the business therefore moved to the present site in Berlin’s Montanstraße. In 2008, Richard Wenig took over management of the company. This year, he not only modernized the machinery, but also extended the production floor by building an annex adding 300 sq.mtrs. Wenig recently also integrated the still existing craft bookbindery into the company. With a staff of 25 employees working in two shifts, Richard Wenig Buchbinderei is well established in the area of Berlin-Brandenburg (Germany).