Heidelberg USA

Leading Folding Carton Printer Relies on Heidelberg

H.O.PERSIEHL, an expert in the manufacture of folding cartons, had already mapped out its future in the run-up to drupa. Production operations at the long-established company based in Norderstedt in the north of Germany will in future benefit from a Speedmaster XL 162 seven-color press with coating unit from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg).

Maximum Productivity with Prinect Inpress Control and Automatic Pallet Logistics

The press is equipped with the Prinect Inpress Control spectrophotometric inline measuring system. It also has non-stop systems in the feeder and delivery together with automatic pallet logistics. This ensures rapid pallet changing and avoids production interruptions during pile changes. The new Speedmaster XL 162 large-format press replaces two competitor presses and is the customer's first Heidelberg machine.

H.O.PERSIEHL is one of Europe's leading print shops. It operates nine presses with a total of 65 printing units and offers a wide range of surface finishing options in large-format folding carton production. For generations, the company has been using large-format presses from a different manufacturer.

Superior Technology Decisive for Investment

H.O.PERSIEHL decided on the new large-format investment after thorough testing at Heidelberg and a number of its competitors. "Ultimately, the sophisticated concept and superior technology of the Speedmaster XL 162 won us over. The new press enables us to switch quickly from one job to the next. What's more, straightforward operation and robust technology deliver the reliability in production that will place our economic success on a firm footing," stresses H.O.PERSIEHL's managing directors Moritz and Philipp Persiehl.

Founded in 1849, H.O.PERSIEHL is a family company. Brothers Moritz and Philipp are already the sixth generation of Persiehls to run the business. The print shop mainly manufactures high-quality folding cartons for the tobacco, food, and consumer goods industries. The company's portfolio also includes commercial, postpress, and surface finishing applications. Environmental protection, optimum quality, and good working conditions are top priorities at this business with its around 240 employees. An ultramodern solar installation on the roof of the new production hall generates around 26,000 kilowatt hours of solar power each year. As a result, the company will release approximately 300 metric tons less CO2 into the atmosphere over the next 20 years. Since H.O.PERSIEHL's management system was certified to DIN EN ISO 9001, it has been systematically implemented and has benefited from continuous further development in the areas of environmental protection (certified to FSC and DIN EN ISO 14001) and health & safety (OHSAS 18001).

The company also has an excellent reputation for in-house training. Every year, a large number of young men and women start training as printers and packaging technicians at H.O.PERSIEHL.

Heidelberg at drupa 2012

Today's print media service providers are faced with a dynamic and challenging market. Companies that want to achieve success in an environment of this kind need to optimize their business models by seizing on market trends in the industry and using them to their advantage.

During drupa 2012, from May 3 to 16, Heidelberg will be showcasing in Hall 1 an extended portfolio of products and solutions that have been developed specifically for the latest market requirements. The trade show presentation, held under the banner "Discover HEI", will center on lean production (HEI Productivity), green printing (HEI Eco), web-to-print (HEI Integration), short-run-printing (HEI Flexibility), differentiation through coatings and special effects (HEI Emotions), the future of packaging printing (HEI End), and gaining an edge through the latest know-how (HEI School). The company is exhibiting solutions that enable print shops and postpress businesses to meet the latest market requirements in full.