Heidelberg further expands portfolio for in-mold label and folding carton production

Heidelberg is further expanding its portfolio by entering into a worldwide distribution agreement with the Japanese company AN Corporation for the Kawahara TXS-1100 and Kawahara BMS-1100 automated post-press systems. This marks the global rollout of a pilot agreement concluded for the North America region last year.

“Heidelberg is systematically investing in the growth markets of packaging and label printing. The distribution agreement for Kawahara blanking systems adds a further key production step in the workflow to the company’s label printing portfolio,” says Rainer Hundsdörfer, CEO of Heidelberg. “In this way, we are helping our customers further automate their processes and thus make them as efficient and cost-effective as possible.”

As a result, Heidelberg now offers all the technology needed for a highly efficient workflow – from job creation, prepress, and plate imaging all the way through to printing, die-cutting, and fully automatic blank stripping.

“The Kawahara BMS-1100 offers an excellent price-performance ratio for folding carton print shops that are looking to automate blanking,” adds Markus Höfer, Head of Business Development Label, Heidelberg. “The BMS-1100 can process up to 20 blank individual stacks of packages per minute and handles single cut and nested products equally well.”

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