Heidelberg Systemservice Rolls Out Foundation Design Option
KENNESAW, GA—June 1, 2008—Heidelberg Systemservice now offers a new Foundation Design option as part of its Installation and Relocation Service for companies looking to install a new press, relocate production or combine multiple plants.
In developing this turnkey Foundation Design package, Heidelberg Systemservice has partnered with an Atlanta-based structural engineering firm to provide complete engineering and geotechnical services involved in designing and pouring a concrete reinforced flat pad prior to the installation of heavy printing machinery on a graded soil surface.
For a fixed price, the customer will receive a comprehensive design, including all professionally certified construction documents and on-site engineering support. The new service is offered for all Heidelberg Speedmaster products, as well as for Heidelberg Dymatrix 105 and 106 die cutters.
“Our new Foundation Design option is an extension of Heidelberg’s Systemservice Installation and Relocation Service, which provides planning and project management for the dismantling, transport and re-assembly of prepress, press and postpress equipment in a new location,” said Rodney Strasser, director, Systemservice product management. “In the market today, we see a marked increase in plant consolidations, as well as in the movement of equipment from one location to another. The Foundation Design Option is one more way Heidelberg Systemservice helps customers protect their valuable equipment investment.”
Comprehensive Package of Services
Systemservice Installation and Relocation is the most secure method for de-installing and re-installing Heidelberg equipment. With unlimited access to Heidelberg’s global support network and global inventory of parts, only factory-trained Heidelberg technicians have the tools and experience to ensure that equipment remains as productive after the move as it was before. Systemservice Installation and Relocation also includes pre- and post-move print testing to ensure that equipment has not been damaged in the relocation process. In addition to the new Foundation Design Services, other features include:
• Material workflow analysis
• Equipment rigging by Heidelberg-approved vendors
• Inspection of equipment during dismantle and reinstall
• Recommended repairs to ensure machine productivity
• Partial cleaning of the machine, if necessary
• Startup of the machine by a Heidelberg instructor
• Analysis of current hardware and software configuration
This level of expertise can only be delivered by Heidelberg Systemservice.
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.