Log In | Become a Member | Contact Us


Market Intelligence for Printing and Publishing

Connect on Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Featured:     Printing Forecast 2018     Production Inkjet     Installations and Placements Tracker

Jeroen van Druenen of Jubels on XMPie powering their company transformation

Published on April 5, 2013

Cary Sherburne interviews Jeroen van Druenen, Director at Jubels and Vice President of the XMPie Users Group. He talks about how XMPie has helped his company to transform themselves and remain competitive in a challenging economy.

Cary Sherburne: Hi, I’m Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor at WhatTheyThink and I’m here with Jeroen van Druenen who is a Director at Jubels in Amsterdam.

Jeroen van Druenen: Welcome.

Cary Sherburne: Thank you. That was good. And so you and I have known each other for a while because we were both involved with the XMPie Users Group and you’re actually the president?

Jeroen van Druenen: Vice President.

Cary Sherburne: Vice President of that now. And your company has been one of the early, sort of, leaders in terms of making this business transformation that has to happen. Maybe you could talk a little bit about, you know, how you’ve done that and what it’s meant to your company.

Jeroen van Druenen: I always say when we did invest in XMPie – I think it was in 2007 or so – that really enabled us to change our business. And if it wasn’t for XMPie I think we were not here anymore.

Cary Sherburne: Wow, that’s a pretty strong statement.

Jeroen van Druenen: Yeah, because of the economics and where we are based in Amsterdam. Amsterdam is an expensive city to run a print shop. Labors are higher than the rest of the country. Rents are higher. So it’s difficult and now it enables us to – we have an advantage for our competitors at this moment.

Cary Sherburne: So you’re able to charge more because you’ve got a higher value output.

Jeroen van Druenen: Yeah.

Cary Sherburne: And so maybe you could describe a little bit about how your business is configured. I mean, do you have offset? You have digital obviously.

Jeroen van Druenen: We do have – we have digital and we do have offset, four color up to 50 x 70 centimeters. So that’s the medium size format. We do run a two shifts operations a day. And besides printing offset and digital we do have a large warehouse where we fulfill our customers’ needs. We do have some print on demand shops based on XMPie uStore and we’re doing, I think, 40 to 50 jobs a day.

Cary Sherburne: Wow, that’s good.

Jeroen van Druenen: Yeah.

Cary Sherburne: And then you’re also doing integrated campaigns with the customers using XMPie, some of that?

Jeroen van Druenen: Yeah, we still do although that’s still hard to sell because customers don’t understand and don’t have the databases up where we want them.

Cary Sherburne: Right, the quality.

Jeroen van Druenen: So that’s still a problem but we’re getting there. We’re getting there.

Cary Sherburne: So it’s something to look forward to. Some more fun to look forward too, right?

Jeroen van Druenen: Yeah, yeah.

Cary Sherburne: That’s great. Well congratulations because it’s been a difficult time, right? And a lot of companies didn’t make the moves that you made so congratulations on that and we’ll look forward to hearing from you in a year or so and see what new things you’re doing.

Jeroen van Druenen: Okay.

Cary Sherburne: Thank you.

Jeroen van Druenen: Thank you, Cary.

Email Icon Email         

 

Post a Comment

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

 

 

Recent Videos

 

Video preview: Bringing the Global Printing Community Together on Dscoop.com

Bringing the Global Printing Community Together on Dscoop.com

Published: April 24, 2018

Julian Marsh is Director of Commercial Printing at District Photo, an online digital print business that produces a large range of photo products. Julian is the Global Chairman of Dscoop, and helped launch the new Dscoop.com platform to facilitate year-round collaboration and networking within the Dscoop community.

 

Video preview: Tharstern's Approach to MIS and Business Intelligence

Tharstern's Approach to MIS and Business Intelligence

Published: April 23, 2018

Matt Miloszewski, Business Development Manager at Tharstern, talks about Tharstern's approach to MIS and managing operational data within print operations. Tharstern has over 700 installations globally.

 

Video preview: Mr. Aldo Peretti, CEO of UTECO Group, Discusses the State of the Packaging Market

Mr. Aldo Peretti, CEO of UTECO Group, Discusses the State of the Packaging Market

Published: April 23, 2018

Packaging requirements are changing and the technology to meet those new requirements need to change as well. Aldo Peretti, CEO of UTECO Group, shares how UTECO, one of the largest flexo press manufacturers in the world, is adapting their press offerings to meet those challenges head on.

 

Video preview: If You Were a Printer, You'd Be Home By Now

If You Were a Printer, You'd Be Home By Now

Published: April 20, 2018

Those wonderful old buildings that housed printing and typesetting companies in the downtown areas of many cities are now being converted into condos and apartments. From Boston to New York to Chicago, those iconic buildings are becoming someone’s home.

 

Video preview: The Evolution of Dscoop

The Evolution of Dscoop

Published: April 19, 2018

Jon Bailey, CEO of UK-based Proco and Dscoop board member, talks about the evolution of Dscoop from a US event to a series of worldwide events and now an online community via the new Dscoop.com platform.

 

Video preview: King Printing's Approach to Book Manufacturing with Production Inkjet

King Printing's Approach to Book Manufacturing with Production Inkjet

Published: April 18, 2018

Elizabeth Gooding talks with Martin Aalsma, VP at King Printing. King Printing was an early adopter of production inkjet for book manufacturing. Aalsma talks about building efficiency in book manufacturing with smart workflow driving production inkjet.

 

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