August 22, 2002 --Leading German packaging print company, Tscheulin Rothal, has invested in the DALiM FiCELLE web-based production workflow tracking application from Dalim Software. The system is the first installation of the Packaging version of DALiM FiCELLE, designed for the specific requirements of the packaging market.
Tscheulin Rothal, a subsidiary of Hydro Aluminium Deutschland GmbH, is based in Teningen, near Freiburg, Germany. Since its foundation in 1916, the company has built up an enviable reputation in flexible packaging, servicing packaging gravure print applications worldwide. Examples include dairy and food packaging, pharmaceutical packaging for such diverse end users as Danone, Bayer and Nestle.
On its investment in DALiM FICELLE Albert Scheffer, Director Shared Service Centre, Prepress, at Tscheulin Rothal, says "We realised that to increase efficiency, streamline production and reduce wastage, while also offering a better customer service, we needed to introduce a secure workflow communication solution into our facilities. The DALiM FiCELLE application is the first system in the world to offer companies a far more efficient and streamlined way to do business in the future. We liked the fact that everything about the system is based on open standards and the packaging-specific features and streamlining in customer/prepress/printer communication are all very impressive. Only DALiM FiCELLE offers the tools that we need, and also allows complete integration with our existing prepress workflow systems."
DALiM FiCELLE is a unique system for the display, tracking and administration of packaging production over the internet which allows all those involved in the process to have access to real-time information ñ from anywhere in the world ñ with one common, fully-customisable, interface. The system takes production status information from a database and publishes it over a secure website in a graphical user form that varies depending upon the user log-in. It's JDBC compliance allows data to be easily fed into accounting and MIS systems if required.
The installation was implemented by Lahnau-based systems integrator MCON Systemhaus GmbH. Klaus Vogel, MCON Workflow Sales Manager, comments "MCON has always been at the forefront of offering advanced productivity solutions and seamlessly integrating them with legacy systems. The installation at Tscheulin Rothal is a major development in the adoption of Internet-based production into the packaging industry."
Frank Bucher, Business Development Manager for Dalim Software, says "In the packaging market there are many labour-intensive tasks that take a finite time to complete to the quality required by Tscheulin's discerning customers. At the same time, turnaround times continue to reduce and costs need to be carefully monitored. The packaging version of DALiM FICELLE has been tailor-made to suit the specific requirements of packaging specialists such as Tscheulin and represents a "World First" for the display, communication, tracking, administration and approval of packaging jobs in real-time. DALiM FiCELLE allows a level of transparency and collaborative working previously unheard of within the industry. Forward-thinking companies such as Tscheulin Rothal can see that the DALiM FiCELLE concept will become the preferred method of doing business for all participants in the production chain. More and more customers are asking suppliers to offer such a way of working, and leaders such as Tscheulin Rothal are investing in the infrastructure today to consolidate the added-value services that they offer their customers in the future. We are proud to be associated with Tscheulin Rothal."
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