Bell Purchases North America’s First Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 162 Press
• Prinect Axis Control, which measures color and register in the quality control strip;
• Prinect Press Center with Wallscreen, a state-of-the-art control station that combines press operation with color and register control in a single, central console;
• Single suction belt feeder, for the utmost precision in sheet transport.
As a result of these and other improvements, Graham anticipates a substantial increase in overall efficiency and a significant boost in productivity.
Post-installation, Bell Incorporated’s pressmen will receive extensive training on the new VLF technology at Heidelberg’s state-of-the-art Print Media Demonstration Center facility in Kennesaw, GA.
Bell Incorporated is one of the 10 largest, independently owned, folding carton companies in the country, and the world’s largest supplier of paperboard envelopes. The company provides packaging services to some of the world’s largest food manufacturers.
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 worldwide, 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 above 85 percent outside of Germany. In fiscal year 2007/2008, Heidelberg achieved sales of Euro 3.670 billion referring to the divisions Press, Postpress and Financial Services as well as a net profit of Euro 142 million. As of March 31, 2008, the Group employed 19,596 staff worldwide.