Log In | Become a Member | Contact Us


Market Intelligence for Printing and Publishing

Connect on Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Featured:     M&A Trends     Production Inkjet     Installations and Placements Tracker

North American strategy for Hunkeler

Published on August 8, 2011

Cary Sherburne interviews CEO of Hunkeler Stefan Hunkeler about owning a third generation Swiss company and their plans for the U.S. market.

Cary Sherburne::  Hi, Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor at WhatTheyThink.com and I'm here with Stefan Hunkeler.  Stefan, I was just kind of, you know, you’re a Swiss company, third generation family owned.

Stefan Hunkeler:  That’s right.

Cary Sherburne::  And I was wondering if you could talk a little bit about your strategy in North America and how that market plays out for you.

Stefan Hunkeler:  The North American markets for Hunkeler is key, absolutely important because it’s a huge market, it’s going in high ultimate level of flexibility, so we are really targeting, together with our partner, Standard Finishing, who distributes Hunkeler in the US, so we want to grow with this market and we are sure it’s a good market place for Hunkeler.

Cary Sherburne::  And are you seeing a lot of installs?  You know, a lot of people, you know, because they are, obviously they are starting to buy again after the crises, are you seeing a lot more interest now in making those kinds of investments?

Stefan Hunkeler:  Yes.  I mean, there are many, many print places which need to be replaced in the next year, so because of the crises, many projects were postponed and people speak now more and more about concrete this project and to realize where we see this movement, absolutely.

Cary Sherburne::  That’s great.  And what about Latin America?

Stefan Hunkeler:  Latin America for us is also an important, growing market, especially Brazil and Mexico.

Cary Sherburne::  Okay.  

Stefan Hunkeler:  But also in other countries.  We had nice success in 2010, so it’s very, very interesting market for Hunkeler, too.

Cary Sherburne::  Yeah, I had the opportunity to visit Columbia in 2010 and they’ve got quite a few very high quality printers, they have a lot more digital going on, so is that a good market for you, too?

Stefan Hunkeler:  That’s a good market for us, too, yes, yes.

Cary Sherburne::  That’s great.  Yeah, I know they do a lot of book printing.

Stefan Hunkeler:  Yes.  Yes, we have already installed lines in Columbia, for example.

Cary Sherburne::  Okay, great.  All right, well, thank you very much. 

Stefan Hunkeler:  Thank you very much.

         Email Icon Email    Reprint Icon Embed/Reprint

 

Post a Comment

To post a comment Log In or Become a Member, doing so is simple and free

 

 

Recent Videos

 

Video preview: Gerber Acquires MCT Digital

Gerber Acquires MCT Digital

Published: December 12, 2018

Scott Schinlever, President and COO of Automation Solutions for Gerber Technology, announces the acquisition of MCT Digital, a company the specializes in automated cutter technology.

 

Video preview: PrintIQ Offers MIS Solutions

PrintIQ Offers MIS Solutions

Published: December 11, 2018

Matt Miloszewski, Sales Manager for PrintIQ, discusses end-to-end MIS solutions for the printing and graphic arts industry—from commercial to screen to packaging.

 

Video preview: Canon Introduces the Prisma Family

Canon Introduces the Prisma Family

Published: December 10, 2018

Bob Barbera, Senior Marketing Manager for Canon USA, unveils the Prisma family of workflow and print controller solutions for digital printing.

 

Video preview: Frank Visits Lead Graffiti, a Cutting-Edge Letterpress Shop

Frank Visits Lead Graffiti, a Cutting-Edge Letterpress Shop

Published: December 7, 2018

Frank visited Lead Graffiti in Newark, Del., and met with Jill Cypher and Ray Nichols who run a letterpress printing/publishing company. Their books and posters are works of art and they teach others how to print with wood and metal.

 

Video preview: President of Heidelberg Americas Discusses New Strategies

President of Heidelberg Americas Discusses New Strategies

Published: December 6, 2018

Felix Mueller, President of Heidelberg Americas, joins Dave Zwang in Colorado and discusses new strategies for strengthening Heidelberg's position in the markets they serve, with a new emphasis on Labels and Packaging.

 

Video preview: Sandy Alexander Acquires Wide-Format Capabilities

Sandy Alexander Acquires Wide-Format Capabilities

Published: December 5, 2018

Gary Semon, Wide Plant Manager for Sandy Alexander, shares news of the company's acquisition of Designer's Press and their wide-format technology.

 

View More Videos

 





Become a Member

Join the thousands of printing executives who are already part of the WhatTheyThink Community.

Copyright © 2018 WhatTheyThink. All Rights Reserved