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Davis Direct Selects Speedmaster SM 102

Press release from the issuing company

KENNESAW, GA – August 23, 2007 –Though already familiar with the 40-inch market, the press operators at Davis Direct in Montgomery, Ala. are now becoming experts in the multicolor print market. The company installed a new 5-color Speedmaster SM 102 with coater from Heidelberg in April, and is already experiencing enhanced results since trading in a two-color press.
According to Owner Emile Vaughn, "We needed to add capacity to our pressroom, so we chose the Speedmaster SM 102, which is definitely having an impact on our bindery." Davis Direct runs an all-Heidelberg bindery, plus Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74 and Printmaster QM 46 presses. "They pay attention to the details and little issues in a very timely way," Vaughn says of Heidelberg’s service.
Davis Direct can now continue to stay competitive on its numerous short-run publications and direct mail pieces, which are sent out through the in-house mailing service. Though the company is always growing, it is now able to focus even more on service. "We want to make sure that we have the best customer service around, while also making sure to serve our own employees and community," Vaughn said.
Founded in 1927 and celebrating 80 years in the business, Davis Direct has 45 employees that serve regional corporations and associations.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
With a global market share for sheetfed offset printing machines of more than 40 percent, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is the world’s leading solution provider for commercial and industrial customers in the print media industry. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, the Company focuses on the entire process and value chain for popular format classes in the sheetfed offset and flexographic printing sectors. Apart from printing presses, the product portfolio includes plate imaging devices and finishing equipment, as well as software components designed to integrate all print manufacturing processes. In addition, Heidelberg offers a wide range of spare parts, consumables, used equipment and services, along with extensive training programs provided by the Print Media Academy. Furthermore, the Company assists its customers’ investment plans by offering financing concepts.
Heidelberg is most active within the major OECD industrial regions and is expanding its involvement within growing markets such as Asia and Eastern Europe. With development and production sites in six countries and some 250 sales offices world-wide, the Company offers services to more than 200,000 customers around the globe. Heidelberg generates 85 percent of global sales through company-owned sales offices and well above 80 percent outside of Germany. In fiscal year 2006/2007, Heidelberg achieved sales of Euro 3.803 billion referring to the divisions Press, Postpress and Financial Services as well as a net profit of Euro 263 million.
As of March 31, 2007, the Group employed 19,171 staff worldwide.