Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) and Muller Martini have reached an agreement on the transfer of Heidelberg’s service business for saddle stitchers and perfect binders. Muller Martini will take over the worldwide service and spare parts business and the complete know-how of the machines produced in Leipzig by the end of 2014.
As part of its strategic realignment, Heidelberg has decided to close its site in Leipzig and to withdraw from the saddle stitcher and perfect binder business. The transfer of services to Müller Martini is an optimal solution for Heidelberg customers since print finishing is Müller Martini’s core business and the company boasts a global service network with strong spare parts and support readiness geared to that segment. “We will do everything we can to transfer the know-how efficiently to our organization because we want to provide Heidelberg customers with reliable service support smoothly and seamlessly,” says Bruno Müller, CEO of Muller Martini.
The planned transfer will enable both companies to strengthen their respective core businesses. The two companies have agreed to keep the contract value confidential.