EKKO is first in Ukraine with Durst Tau 330 UV inkjet label system
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Brixen, Italy – July 2017 – Durst, the manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has secured its first sale of a Durst Tau 330 in Ukraine. EKKO, one of Ukraine’s biggest label-making companies, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017, describes itself as the “oldest company” in the independent Ukraine. From five people at the start, more than 80 staff are now employed at EKKO that turns over €2million annually. The Tau 330 platform at EKKO features a 330 mm (13 in.) print width, 5 colours (CMYKW) and offers printing speeds of up to 48 linear meters/min (169 ft./min) with up to 1260 dpi print resolutions. The press features leading edge production capacity and print quality.
“Digital printing is a good investment and can complement and help flexo and screen business grow,” says Volodymyr Drabyk, General Director of EKKO, the specialist producer of self-adhesive labels in reels. “Our digital business at the moment is around 5% of the total, and with this investment in the Durst Tau 330 it will be around 20-30% of our work in five years. However, it is difficult to predict accurately because of the political and economic uncertainties.”
“What is sure is that we have already helped our customers grow together with Durst. As an example, a new producer of stewed vegetables and fruit products in Ukraine with a wide product range was not ready to invest in flexo plates which are necessary for flexo printing, and couldn’t guarantee big volumes at the beginning as they didn’t know whether it would be successful. So they started the process digitally on the Durst, entered the marked and start to grow and widen their product range with private labels without big investments, which usually are a big problem for a new producer. The Durst allows us to launch potential big products at low cost and no risk.”
Crucial to EKKO’s decision to invest in the system was the extremely competitive total cost of ownership. “Prices in Ukraine are dramatically different to anywhere else in Europe – at least 10% cheaper, usually much much more,” said Mr Drabyk. “So pricing was an extremely important consideration. The other impressive characteristics are the quality and speed of printing, as well as equipment maintenance and after-sales service.
“I have spent many years researching the market, including spells overseas in the United States of America, and I visited several customers and also other manufacturers of digital equipment before choosing Durst. We have never looked back – it has been a fantastic investment and it is definitely helping to build our business.
“Durst and its agents LFP Industrial Solutions provide first-class consultation, service and specialist knowledge. It is a mutually beneficial business partnership.”
Helmuth Munter, Segment Manager Labels and Packaging Printing for Durst, said: “EKKO has seen unprecedented growth opportunities since investing in UV inkjet digital technology. This speaks volumes, as does the fact that its customers are making specific requests for their work to be done on our systems. We’re proud to be supporting with help from LFP from Poland as they grow their business using our world-class technology.”
EKKO Tau 330
Nearly two decades of development and a clear vision of how to run a professional business have made DPC (Digital Printing Centar LTD., Belgrade, Serbia) a market leader in wide format digital print. Economic indicators for the last period place DPC at the first place on the list not only in Serbia, but also the whole Adria-Balkan region (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina). These results are even more impressive when we know that this economic result has been achieved by constant investments in modern manufacturing facilities and most advanced technologies and business solutions for industrial wide format digital printing.After complete relocation of production three industrial Durst printers have been installed within a short period of time. Those are UV inkjet printers Durst UV Rho 312R (web-feed) and two Durst UV P10 200 hybrid printers (flatbed & roll-to-roll) installed by a regional representative, Grafik.net (Grafik.net Ltd., Zagreb, Croatia).This kind of investment into Durst equipment has not gone unnoticed because we are talking about a technological leader whose printers are unrivalled in the segment of wide format digital printing. While talking to the owner of DPC, Mr Slobodan Boban Petrović, we managed to get more information on reasons for such an investment, what his view of this line of work and market was and what kind of attitude and energy were necessary in order to achieve a top business result.
Digital Printing Centar (DPC)was established in the year 2000. From the very beginning we have strived to become the regional centre for digital printing. In order to achieve that, we needed a completely fresh approach to business from the one which was current on the market at that time. We have set a new standard regarding customer service and created a print service which genuinely offers a complete service and solutions for all our clients’ needs according to the principle “from wish to realization”. Hard work, commitment, great effort and a lot of invested energy have resulted in change in the way our clients think and view print services market.Years which followed were the years of intense travelling, visiting different fairs and participating in numerous meetings in search of knowledge and innovation; and the result was investment in the right space and equipment. We continue to develop our company with good, positive and creative values which are built on relationships with our clients and suppliers. We invest in employee education and by continuous introduction of new technologies and products we help to shape the market and grow with it.Today we are ahead of the market. We want to be, and we are, one step ahead with technologies, knowledge and effort we invest into every job no matter how big or small it is. All of this has led us from the process of printing to a complete digitalisation of finishing process of the final product, forming new production processes, acquiring the motor fleet, application team, logistics etc. Slogans which have followed us throughout the years explain in just a few words what our relationship to work, challenges and market is.“Hen’s teeth.” – “Get real - demand the impossible.”* – “imPRESS!“ - “One step ahead.”Source: www.dpc.rs
At the moment we have around 120 employees among all the departments. This number includes sales, logistics, print and finishing. Digital print is print on-demand and you often have to be a magical worker. Because of that, we have to be flexible when it comes to the number of employees and when necessary we hire additional work force.Most business results are achieved on the local Serbian market. Future plans include introduction into the foreign markets, but it is too early to specify the details.
Two years ago we invested in the first Durst P10-200 flatbed system. Because of the quality of print we were able to satisfy all the bidding needs and contract a larger volume of prints for clients such as Frikom on a regional level. Considering the volume of print it was logical to acquire another machine so we could facilitate the work, have the possibility to do smaller circulations while one machine was working and secure a back-up. Second machine enabled us to accept more work with the possibility to print larger volumes.Durst Rho 312R web-feed printer was installed at the beginning of the year, and the period of commissioning the machine was short – there was almost no adjustment period. In less than three months we made more than 30 000 square meters, which is 50% more than we had expected. When it comes to press speed, the time which was necessary for printing is half as long, for some jobs even three times less than the initial length. This increase in capacity has enabled us to do a very intensive election campaign in Serbia, which had, in less than three weeks, two complete changes of visual. We did this demanding job without problems and within the deadline thanks to Durst machine and we justified our slogan: “Get real - demand the impossible.”*We had planned to invest in Durst machines earlier but because of the complete relocation of production facilities and high investments that was not possible. With support of our suppliers we managed to get a favourable loan and achieve this technological advancement. Manufacturing time was shortened and the market instantly acknowledged that there was a centre which replied to all inquiries regarding the deadlines. The result is such that by increase in volume we instantly received more work. When taking an order from an agency the answer to every question regarding inquiries and deadlines was: “Yes, we can!“DPC focuses on a complete service and fulfilment within the shortest time possible with the top quality which resulted in not having competition on regional market of wide format printing. In order to achieve that, you also need press equipment without competition such as Durst.
We cooperated with more distributers in the past, but none of them had the advantage and the vision of long-term cooperation which would correspond to our wishes for setting high-standards in all business segments. When Grafik.net company appeared we gained a relevant regional partner, a serious company which can give us support in areas they are specialized in. At the same time Durst made a huge technological breakthrough with its revolutionary machine P10, and later 312R. We were ready to go to a new level and things just came together. For the last three years we have been exploring new possibilities with Grafik.net and we are getting information regarding the market, which are extremely important. Thanks to their representative, Mr Dean Tolp, the whole segment of our business connected to Durst is completely covered. We have excellent technical support which gives the whole story a winning combination.DPC was established primarily on our willingness to thrive and invest in knowledge. In cooperation with suppliers with which we have great relationship a “good vibe” was established. We consider them our well of knowledge, and we are a good place to try out new technologies and their possibilities.
Digital print has infiltrated all the pores of society; everyone needs it and uses it. DPC has achieved success because we were different. We have channelled our energy into being your partner as well as supplier. When you run your business at such a level, you cover a wide spectrum of society. As a sportsman would say sport has given them everything I can say the same for print.
Brixen, Italy - 05.26.2017 - Durst, the manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, is revamping Brixen’s southern industrial zone. With the ground-breaking ceremony on May 26th, construction is underway on a customer and innovation center, which will be the company’s flagship, and symbol of its international orientation. The new building will also house the Durst Group’s central team of directors. The new head office is designed to not only provide functional and effective accommodation for the company, but it must also respectfully relate to the existing building, designed by architect Othmar Barth and built in 1963. Commissioned architects Patrik Pedò and Juri Pobitzer, from Monovolume, followed Barth’s original concept and created a flat, floating “wing” with a 6-story tower that will become a landmark in the Brixen area, with its height of 35 meters. The connecting construction, between the existing and new buildings, is an organically shaped “pixel façade” made from pre-fabricated lightweight concrete elements. This special construction, featuring fenestration patterns, will give the overall building its identifying characteristic, and highly recognizable look. The new building fits in with the existing structure like an all-encompassing parenthesis, allowing the construction work to be carried out as smoothly as possible without Durst’s operational processes being interrupted. The overall developed area spans 21,388 m2 plus 2,800 m2 of green space. 5,000 m3 of concrete, 430,000 kg of steel and 2,600 m2 of glass surfaces will be installed. Access for employees and customers is being reorganized, and is now achieved directly from the existing traffic circle, for increased convenience and safety.
“Durst is today a world-leading manufacturer of digital production technologies, and the company’s innovative strength is recognized in many industries, on every continent”, says Christoph Gamper, CEO of the Durst Group. “Durst is also a family-run company, now managed by the 3rd generation, and every generation has made its own mark on Durst. The group’s evolution from purely replicating image data on various media to becoming a supplier of comprehensive solutions including image and data capture, printing and surface decoration, workflow software, ink systems and fluids, as well as services, will be the hallmark of the next decade. This evolution requires space, freedom and creative areas which we are now creating with the innovation and customer center in Brixen.”
Peter Brunner, Bürgermeister von Brixen
Durst Spatenstich, 26.05.2017
Christoph Gamper, CEO Durst Gruppe
(v.l.) Harald Oberrauch, Christoph Gamper, Peter Brunner
(v.l.) Christof Oberrauch, Harald Oberrauch, Peter Brunner, Christoph Gamper
Durst Neubau Rendering
Durst Neubau Rendering
Durst Firmensitz Brixen
Durst Firmensitz Brixen
Brixen, Italien - 15.05.2017 - Durst, Hersteller von zukunftsweisenden digitalen Produktionstechnologien, setzt die Roadmap für sein in 2016 gegründetes Segment, Durst Corrugated Packaging & Display Printing, erfolgreich fort. Nach ersten Kundeninstallationen des Delta WT 250 Multi-Pass Drucksystems mit Durst Water Technology, Anfang des Jahres, befindet sich Durst nun im Feldtest für sein Flagschiff Delta SPC 130. Das auf der Drupa 2016 als Konzept vorgestellte Drucksystem, basiert auf der neuesten Generation von Single-Pass Drucktechnologien, die Durst bereits in seinen Segmenten Label Printing und Ceramics Printing einsetzt. Mit einer Druckgeschwindigkeit von bis zu 9350 m2/h verfügt der Delta SPC 130 über die notwendige industrielle Produktivität, um den Verpackungssektor in Richtung digital zu transformieren. Neben der wirtschaftlicheren Produktion von Regal- und Verkaufsverpackungen in Klein- und Mittelserien, ermöglicht der Delta SPC 130 auch Bemusterungen, Individualisierungen und Versionierungen – unmittelbar und ohne Rüstkosten. Mit der Entwicklung eines kennzeichnungsfreien Tintensystems auf Basis der Durst Water Technology, ermöglicht Durst außerdem schon heute geruchsfreie und nachhaltige Verpackungsprodukte im LEH. Mit dieser Innovation konnte Durst Schumacher Packaging überzeugen und als strategischen Feldtest-Partner für das Erreichen der Marktreife gewinnen. Schumacher Packaging ist wie Durst ein familiengeführtes Unternehmen in der 3. Generation und beschäftigt 3000 Mitarbeiter an 28 europäischen Standorten. Als Experte für maßgeschneiderte Verpackungslösungen aus Well- und Vollpappe entwickelt und fertigt das Unternehmen kundenspezifische, schlüsselfertige Verpackungslösungen und bietet als Full-Service-Lieferant europaweit umfangreiche Serviceleistungen für alle Stufen der Supply Chain.
Durst Delta SPC 130
„Unsere Kunden schätzen an uns, dass wir an allen Standorten einheitlich hohe Technik-, Qualitäts- und Servicestandards bieten“, sagt Björn Schumacher, Inhaber und Geschäftsführer der Schumacher Packaging GmbH. „Aber auch, dass wir flexibel auf ihre Verpackungs-Anforderungen reagieren und zugleich neue Produktionsmöglichkeiten anbieten. So wie mit dem Delta SPC 130, der uns in den Tests mit der Farbbrillanz, Kratzfestigkeit und natürlich der Produktivität überzeugt hat. Die Digitalisierung im Verpackungssektor steht am Anfang und noch ist es eine Domäne des Offset- und Flexodrucks. Stand heute kann ich aber sagen, dass wird sich ändern und Schumacher Packaging wird als Firstmover den entscheidenden Impuls geben.“
„Wir sind über die strategische Partnerschaft mit Schumacher Packaging hocherfreut, kombiniert es doch Technologiekompetenz mit Branchen Know-how“, sagt Christoph Gamper, CEO der Durst Group. „Das ist für uns sicherlich eine große Herausforderung, aber am Ende können alle Beteiligten dann sicher sein, dass der Delta SPC 130 wirklich der Game-Changer ist, den die Verpackungsindustrie erwartet. Besonders die Anforderung bezüglich einer vollintegrierten Produktionslinie inklusive Pre- und Postproduktion, wollen wir Perfektionieren und bei Markteinführung im Herbst 2017 eine industrielle Komplettlösung anbieten.“
Schumacher Packaging Ebersdorf
Schumacher Packaging Standorte
Hamburg, Germany – 22 May, 2017 – Durst, manufacturer of digital production technologies, has formed a partnership with Ultima Displays, which is creating Centres of Excellences across Europe.
Ultima Displays is a one-stop solutions and hardware provider serving more than 6,000 dealers across 28 countries in Europe. It employs 285 people across the continent and has a £37 million (€44 million) turnover.
The first agreement in the partnership – announced during FESPA where both companies were exhibiting –involved a Durst Rhotex 325 system being installed at Nantes, France, in the week prior to the show. A roll-out involving at least three other systems will follow at sites in Corby, Northamptonshire, and in Gdansk, Poland, and Padova, Italy, from next year. The Durst Rhotex 325 scheduled for the UK headquarters will be a focal point for the Centres of Excellences being created.
France-based Philippe Bouffant, Chief Executive Officer of Ultima Displays, said: “We’ve discussed opportunities with other players in the market, but nobody can match Durst for quality, service and its partnership approach. It’s a company that’s not just about trying to fit technology to production requirements, it’s about fully understanding our business and requirements and demonstrating how they can help.
“Durst’s approach has been not just about the technology, but they have really taken the time to understand our people and the service we want. There is a level of trust that’s higher than we have ever had before – and it’s reciprocal both ways.
“The investment in these systems will help our 6,000 dealers across Europe get a competitive edge and improve profits. One of the key benefits is that they will be able to offer fantastic quality with industrial, low-cost production with super-fast turnaround times, with some jobs now being able to be printed and dispatched on the same day for next-day delivery. Gone are the days when dealers may have had to wait more than a week for a job to be done.”
He added: “We’ll be able to provide a level of consistency and output that will be unmatched across the industry and the clients’ online business will grow rapidly.”
Christoph Gamper, Durst Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our philosophy is not just about providing a solution. It’s very much about developing a relationship in a partnership approach and working with our customers such as Ultima Displays to help grow their business. We always provide a thorough evaluation of requirements, trials, visits to customer asite and then ensure that the trials are replicated in real-live situations. Nothing is left to chance. Our reputation means everything.”
Founded in 1970, Ultima Displays provides all kinds of other products and services including roller and tension banners, POS signage, backwalls, modular solutions, cases, lighting and counters. Its printing capabilities covers all kind of die-sublimation and UV work for dealers. It is part of the P3 Group, which has a $130million turnover for its global one-stop-shop operations.
Christoph Gamper, CEO of Durst und Philippe Bouffant, CEO of Ultima Displays
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