Heidelberg Comments on PRINT 01, Overshadowed by Terrorist Attacks
Press release from the issuing company
According to a statement released by Heidelberg:
The cowardly terrorist attacks that took place yesterday in New York, Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh in which many people lost their lives, have also left their mark on Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). Today work at all European Heidelberg sites will cease for 5 minutes at 10 a.m., with the time being spent in quiet contemplation of the victims and their families.
By carrying out this mark of respect, Heidelberg is taking up the initiative of the German Federal Government, the National Federation of German Employer Associations and the Federation of German Trade Union.
PRINT 01 in Chicago, USA, is continuing under very difficult circumstances. Heidelberg had hoped that PRINT 01, the most important international fair of the graphic arts industry this year, would provide a clearer insight into the anticipated progress made during the fiscal year as whole.
Following the terrible attacks, PRINT 01 can no longer be regarded as an indicator of this progress, since the events of the last few days at the fair have made it impossible to maintain the normal running of the exhibition. Order levels before the attack had been in line with expectations. The launch of the new NexPress 2100 digital color press had met with a very positive response from many visitors to the fair.
PRINT 01 and the anticipated development of the North American economy are currently being analyzed by the company's Management Board. "We are presently analyzing the possible consequences of the current situation in the USA and will make a statement about this shortly," announced Berhard Schreier, Chairman of the Management Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.
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