Heidelberg Installs 1,000th Speedmaster CX 102 Printing Unit
A very broad spectrum is covered with numerous application options ranging from UV equipment, foil packages, and sheeters to cold foil applications with FoilStar. There is therefore huge demand for the Speedmaster CX 102 in packaging printing and roughly one in every three printing units is accounted for by this segment, a trend that is continuing to rise.
Fifteen presses were sold immediately following the press's presentation at Ipex 2010, despite delivery of the first series-produced presses not being scheduled till September 2010. The Speedmaster CX 102 was also the highlight at Expoprint in Brazil and at the Open House events in Germany, Malaysia, Japan, and the United States. The ramp-up for series production was completed in spring 2011, which meant it was then also possible to target the Chinese growth market.
The Speedmaster CX 102 also enjoyed further major success at PrintChina in Dongguan with sales of over 40 presses. China is today the most important sales market for the Speedmaster CX 102, followed by Germany, Italy, France, and Taiwan. The press is now being used successfully throughout the world - from Mexico to Australia and from Sweden to South Africa. The 1,000th printing unit rolled off the production line at the Wiesloch/Walldorf plant in November 2011.