Kuthal Druck's RMD distribution company collates printed and other materials for promotional mailings (not direct mail).
Sommer Druck, a full-service printer in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, operates two Speedmaster 102s, a Speedmaster 52 and a Printmaster 52, as well as a Quickmaster DI 46-4 and a Xeikon DCP 50/D.
Also in operation are a Creo Trendsetter, Topaz scanner and an eight-page Signasetter Pro imagesetter.
Heidelberg recently entered the preowned, customer-ready machinery markets, as well. Selling presses that include a "factory guarantee," the headquarters has been established in Slough, England, with engineering workshops in Moscow, Russia; Detroit; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.
Mehdorn revealed that overall print markets continue to grow 3 percent to 5 percent per year. Flexo also shows good prospects and Heidelberg is successfully entering the packaging sector.
The Heidelberg group has no plans to enter the gravure market, Mehdorn insisted.
Furthermore, he stressed that there is just "one Heidelberg," with various business units devoting themselves to specific market segments. "We want world markets," Mehdorn concluded.