Concentrated competence as customer benefit
With regard to Industry 4.0 in the postpress segment of the printing industry, it is of extreme importance for SME sized machinery building to bundle their energy and resources in the most efficient way. The aim must be to rely not only on their individual specific technological core competences, but also to offer future oriented and sustainable solutions in terms of data networking and MIS interfaces.
This is exactly from where the The Postpress Alliance between the complimentarily acting companies Baumann Maschinenbau Solms, Bograma, Herzog+Heymann, Hohner, MBO, Perfecta and Wohlenberg has come into being. What has been a constructive but rather sporadic collaboration between these German and Swiss machinery builders in the past, has now led to the more strategic idea of a stronger linked cooperation in their activities.
Same markets, same customers, same dealers and for the same reason, an also a quite similar approach - that builds the common bond. So, under the motto “we connect”, The Postpress Alliance comprises an extensive range of production processes of postpress, starting from the data transfer from the MIS, through to cutting, folding, die-cutting, perfect binding, saddle stitching and finally even to the converting of mailing and outsert systems. Thus, The Postpress Alliance nearly reproduces the total postpress workflow with all according typical processes of a converting company.
The Alliance will present its synergies, mutual targets and similar company philosophies for the first time in public at Drupa 2020 in hall 16, where the concentrated technological expertise will be hosted on a joint stand surface of roughly 1400 sqm, without giving up each company’s own key competences and USPs and keeping the individual identities.
Joint strength through individual competences without the typical loss of flexibility, customer oriented decisions without long decision-making-channels, data transmission with open interfaces and without communication problems, and last but not least sustainable systems. That’s the added value visitors and customers may experience with The Postpress Alliance. Clients shall notice and feel that they are being considered seriously with their needs and technical requirements in a very individual and personal way.
To put it in a nutshell, The Postpress Alliance can do what others promise – that’s what this community stands for and what Drupa visitors will experience for themselves at stand B23/1-6 in June 2020.
SIKO group of companies is the official dealer of MBO group and Hohner Postpress companies.