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Swiss Printing Group Places Largest Ever Single Heidelberg Order

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December 9, 2008 - Heidelberg has received its largest ever single order in Switzerland for the supply of 33 printing and coating units. This exceptional order has been placed by Multicolor Print AG in Baar and Calendaria AG in Immensee, both of which are part of LZ Medien Holding AG (www.lzmedien.ch). The total investment volume amounts to eight figures.

drupa 2008 innovations for Multicolor Print AG and Calendaria AG
In the coming year, Heidelberg will install a Speedmaster XL 105-10-P+L and a Speedmaster XL 105-6-P+L sheetfed offset press at Multicolor. Heidelberg first unveiled the innovative perfecting technology of this press series during drupa 2008. In a move designed to complement its digital print activities, Multicolor has also invested in a Speedmaster SM 52-6+L Anicolor. This is the first six-color press of its type, complete with coating unit and short inking unit, to be installed in Switzerland.

The three sheetfed offset presses for Multicolor Print AG are also part of a comprehensive integration project.

Prinect Prepress Manager, Prinect Pressroom Manager and Prinect Postpress Manager enable every single stage of production to be integrated into a single print-shop workflow. What’s more, the Prinect system will also be linked to an existing MIS. This will make Multicolor Print AG one of the most technologically advanced printshops in Switzerland.

A Speedmaster XL 75-5+L and a Speedmaster SM 74-2 will already go into operation at Calendaria AG next year in spring.

"This major order won by the Swiss sales organization underlines the leading position that Heidelberg enjoys in the industry and demonstrates that customers can still gain an edge on the competition in economically turbulent times by using cutting-edge technologies," explains Dr. Walther Stählin, Head of EMEA at Heidelberg.

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