Heidelberg and Ricoh Announce Global Strategic Cooperation
“Utilizing both, our customers are able to offer variable data printing as well as shorter runs, next to their established cost-effective and high end quality offset printing. With this new partnership we will also address customer demands in the broad spectrum of hybrid print applications, i.e. the combination of offset and digital printing within a single print product.”
As a world premiere, Heidelberg will display the new strategic partnership with Ricoh at the digi:media tradeshow from April 7-9, 2011, in Duesseldorf, Germany. The visitors will explore a seamless, live production portfolio, starting with job offering and ordering using the internet, Prinect workflow integration combining Heidelberg Anicolor Offset and Ricoh Pro C901 digital printing technologies, rounded off by Stahlfolder and Eurobind demonstrations for state of the art book and mailing production.
Ricoh Co., Ltd. is a global technology leader, specializing in the office and production printing markets. Ricoh works with organizations around the world to modernize work environments and optimize document efficiency. With more than 108,500 employees worldwide, Ricoh operates in Europe, the Americas, Asia/Pacific, China, and Japan. Ricoh's worldwide sales were more than 2,016 billion yen ($21 billion USD) in the year ended March 31, 2010. www.ricoh.com
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is the world-wide leading provider of solutions for the print media industry. The Heidelberg brand is internationally associated with leading technology, top quality, and closeness to customers. In financial year 2009/2010, the company had a sales volume of 2.306 billion Euros. As of December 31, 2010, the Heidelberg Group has employed a workforce of 15,981 including 772 trainees and apprentices. www.heidelberg.com
Source: Press release.