9,999 and counting at Heidelberg China

In a ceremony at the production site Heidelberg Graphic Equipment Shanghai Ltd, the packaging printing company Xian Jun Long was presented with a certificate recognising the manufacture of the 9,999th printing unit in China.

Achim Mergenthaler (right), Managing Director of HGES, presented a commemorative certificate recognizing the manufacture of the 9,999th printing unit from Heidelberg Shanghai factory to Sam Chong, Managing Director of Xian Jun Long Printing Co., Ltd..

In a greeting sent via video link, Rainer Hundsdörfer, Chief Executive Officer of Heidelberg, paid tribute to the high level of commitment and successful engagement in China. He said, “Our factory in Shanghai has proven a real success story for Heidelberg in our core business and for our customers. China is the largest individual market for us, and we want to continue to expand our market share of over 50%  as well as our technological leadership in what is an important market for us by continuing our program of investment. We will be expanding our team in China in Service, Sales, and Production to over 1,000 employees in anticipation of strong market growth in China.”

Despite the Covid 19-pandemic, the print volume in China is once again picking up speed and has already exceeded the figures for the previous year.

The printing company Xian Jun Long in Shenzhen is set to take delivery of a Speedmaster CD 102-9+L featuring the 9,999th printing unit. As a special design feature, a picture of the Great Wall has been painted on all the printing units to tie in with the wall’s historical length. Xian Jun Long is a leading packaging printing company in China, specialising in packaging for spirits, cigarettes and luxury goods.

The partnership between Xian Jun Long and Heidelberg goes back twenty years – and the Speedmaster CD 102 with the 999th printing unit from the Shanghai plant is also in production there.

“We already have the first Speedmaster CD 102-8+L from the Heidelberg Shanghai plant and look forward to the new Speedmaster CD 102-9+L in the usual Heidelberg quality due to be installed here in the near future. We will have another two sets of Speedmaster CD 102-8+L presses delivered to China Xian Jun Long Printing Group in August this year. Our goal is to grow successfully and to offer our customers products with more added value”, explained Kelvin Chong, Information Engineering Director of China Xian Jun Long Printing Group.

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