February 14, 2005 -- Cito-System GmbH, based in Schwaig near Nuremberg, Germany, an expert in die cutting and creasing in packaging printing, works closely with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) on an international level. In future, seminars and technical training sessions in the Cito Training Center in Schwaig will rely solely on Heidelberg machines. These sessions cover the printing, die cutting, folding and gluing of packaging and folding cartons. The Speedmaster SM 52-4 demonstrates the application of the RSP Inline Finishing System from Cito. Perforating, punching, creasing and cutting can all be performed on the press in a single pass. This saves Heidelberg customers both time and money, and offers them the opportunity to set themselves apart from competitors. Offline finishing of printed sheets takes place on the Dymatrix 105 CS die cutter, the Diana 45 folder gluer and the Polar 115 cutter. Cito supplies components for the Heidelberg die cutters and folder gluers. "There's a long tradition of cooperation between Cito and Heidelberg," says Jürgen Marien, CEO of Cito. "As Heidelberg strengthened its solutions in packaging printing, this teamwork was the next logical step. Both companies are regarded in their specialist field as global leaders in technology and quality who are now bringing additional benefits to their joint customer base," continues Marien.
The Cito seminars are geared to employees of packaging printing companies and printshops with interfaced finishing facilities. The training covers the complete production workflow and technical possibilities. Cito has almost 100 years' experience of handling folding cartons, solid board and corrugated board. The basic and advanced courses take place at the company's Schwaig site, but the Cito training concept has also been extended to Heidelberg's Mönchengladbach site where visitors can learn all they need to know about blank separation and laminated corrugated board in the Postpress Democenter. Both sites are also used for trialing newly developed products or intensive customer consultation. In addition, Cito offers on-site training to international customers with suitable machine configurations. "Thanks to the cooperation with Cito, we can provide our customers with even better support," says Frank Schmid, Head of the Mönchengladbach site. "The two support points in southern and central Germany mean we are even closer to our customers. At the same time, we are cooperating with Cito on the application side in order, for example, to boost the productivity of our equipment," continues Schmid.
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