Market

Appointments

Konica Minolta launched Professional Print Division headed by Charles Lissenburg

The new General Manager will be at the helm of the teams that will focus on providing products and solutions leading to business efficiency and value improvement for commercial and industrial printing customers.

Konica Minolta has launched a Professional Print Division in Europe that has Charles Lissenburg in a new role of General Manager.

Acquisitions

Heidelberg takes over Fujifilm’s coatings and pressroom chemicals operations in Emea

This transaction is another step in pursuing the company’s growth strategy of developing a fully comprehensive cross-sector portfolio that is geared toward specific customer requirements.

By taking over the coatings and pressroom chemicals operations in the Emea region of its strategic partner Fujifilm Europe BV, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is expanding into the attractive growth segment for consumables.

Market

A new growth strategy and improvement in profitability for Heidelberg

The company’s Management Board is presenting Heidelberg goes digital!, a package of measures for the years ahead with a strategic focus on technology leadership, digital transformation and operational excellence.

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has underlined aspirations to further strengthen the company’s trailblazing position in the printing press sector with the presentation of a new corporate strategy.

Acquisitions

Heidelberg is expanding its Industry 4.0 offering with software provider Docufy

This operation will complement the portfolio of the company's Digital Platforms division.

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has acquired Docufy GmbH  with effect from 1 May 2017.

Financial Results

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen achieves targets for the year 2016/2017

Sales after 12 months were slightly up at 2.524 billion euro (previous year: 2.512 billion euro). In the final quarter alone, sales increased by just under 20 percent to 845 million euro (previous year: 710 million euro).

In the final quarter of financial year 2016/2017 (January 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017), Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) recorded its best sales and result since 2008.

Chinese market

Clariant has invested in new Additives’ facilities in China

With this investment, Business Unit (BU) Additives adds its first two fully-owned production facilities to the company’s long-standing regional network of commercial and technical support.

Clariant underscores its commitment to Asia with a multi-million CHF investment by its Additives business to ensure local manufacturing in China of customized, high-end solutions for the Plastics, Coatings & Inks industries. «This…

Agreements

Commercial alliance between Sun Chemical and Sapici

Now Sun Chemical can market Sapici’s lamination adhesives exclusively in North and South America, the Middle East and North and South Africa.

Sun Chemical has formed a commercial alliance with Sapici S.p.A. to market Sapici’s lamination adhesives portfolio under the Sun Chemical commercial brand name.

Agreements

RR Donnelley and Xeikon extend their partnership

The Dutch company offers a comprehensive array of variable digital print and online communications solutions; recently RR Donnelley has added two Xeikon 9800s , the first to be installed in the Netherlands.

RR Donnelley, company based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and Xeikon extend their successful partnership.

Market

Kodak will retain its Prosper inkjet business

«Prosper performed well in 2016 with a 40% increase in annuity sales for the full year. We expect our Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division (EISD) to be profitable this year, including our next-generation Ultrastream investment», said Jeff Clarke, Kodak Chief Executive Officer.

Eastman Kodak Company has announced it will retain its Prosper inkjet business. The decision was made following in-depth management review of business operations and multiple discussions with prospective buyers.

Acquisition

Halm Industries is now part of Winkler+Dünnebier

Frank Eichhorn, Managing Director of W+D said: «Halm’s new four-color digital inkjet envelope overprinting press, will be a perfect complement to W+D’s short-run, highly flexible and easy-to-use line of envelope converting, inserting and printing solutions».

Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH (W+D), a Barry-Wehmiller company, is strengthening its position as a long-term technology and service-solutions partner for the envelope and printed mail market with the acquisition of Halm Industries, a leading manufacturer…

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