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Annual General Meeting

Following the return to sustained profitability, Heidelberg will now also be aiming for growth

Around 1,600 shareholders have participated in the Annual General Meeting of Heidelberg for financial year 2016/2017, which was held at the Congress Center Rosengarten in Mannheim.

Around 1,600 shareholders have participated in the Annual General Meeting of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) for financial year 2016/2017, which was held at the Congress Center Rosengarten in Mannheim (Germany). Close to 30%…

Printing market

Scodix has appointed Rädler as sales partner in Germany

Rädler is a well-established supplier of pre-press, printing and post-press equipment. Serving commercial printers, publishing houses and packaging companies, it now represents the full Scodix product range across Southern and Eastern Germany.

Scodix has appointed Rädler as sales partner in Germany. So the sales organisations in Europe of the company is growing.

3D printers for large format

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies announced that its business has grown

Growth of at least 350% is due to sales of Massivit 1800 3D printer, presented at drupa 2016.

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies has announced that its business has grown by almost 350% since the launch of its Massivit 1800 3D Printer at drupa 2016.

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Heidelberg: capital market rewards the company’s digitization strategy

On the due date of 30 June 2017, investors in a mature convertible bond of 60 million euro converted almost 95 percent of their stake into Heidelberg shares.

On the due date of 30 June 2017, investors in a mature convertible bond of 60 million euro converted almost 95 percent of their stake into Heidelberg shares.

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.

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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…

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