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Around 550 South Tyrolean entrepreneurs and company representatives met on January 14 at the Durst Group headquarters in Brixen for the traditional New Year's reception. The hosts, Harald Oberrauch and Christoph Gamper, opened with the fascinating history of Durst and provided an outlook on the future of the printing industry. This was followed by greetings from President Federico Giudiceandrea, conveyed by his deputy, as Mr. Giudiceandra was unfortunately unable to attend in person due to an accident. His lecture highlighted the challenge of entrepreneurship and was underlined with one or two remarks, for example on the subject of Europe, that generated applause. Afterwards, South Tyrol's Manager of the Year, Ulrich Zuenelli from Loacker AG, was brought on stage and honored. Finally, Karl Pichler was honored for his life's work as an entrepreneur.
It was a great honor for the Durst Group to be able to host the 15th New Year's Reception of the South Tyrolean entrepreneurs - the tradition was founded by Christoph Oberrauch, who until recently played an active and significant role in shaping the Durst Group and the entrepreneurs' association.
Brixen, Italy - 15.01.2019 - Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, is expanding its high-revenue Large Format Printing (LFP) segment with a new leadership. Previously, the segment was divided into the areas of web-fed printing in Brixen and flatbed printing at the Lienz production site. With the introduction of the P5 technology platform and the future development of hybrid printing systems, the historically grown structure will be dissolved in favor of better efficiency in the daily dealings with Durst customers and the business unit will be controlled from the Durst headquarters in Brixen, northern Italy.
The new dual leadership will be formed by experienced Durst managers Christian Harder and Andrea Riccardi.Both employees have been with the company for over 20 years and have helped shape the evolutionary stages of Durst inkjet technology in all its facets. As the new Global Sales Director, Christian Harder has cross - segment know - how and has been responsible for successful worldwide sales management for Ceramics Printing in recent years.Prior to that, he was responsible for sales in Eastern Europe and Latin America in the LFP segment.Andrea Riccardi, as the new Head of Product Management, worked for many years in direct sales in the important LFP market Italy and since the end of 2016 has been responsible for the product portfolio in LFP web printing and the further development in Soft Signage / Fabrics Printing.
"The reorganization in the LFP segment brings together the building blocks we set in 2017 with the introduction of the P5 technology platform, the expansion of the Lienz and Brixen customer centers and the new headquarter in Brixen," says Christoph Gamper, CEO of the Durst Group. "The new dual leadership has my fullest confidence and the best prerequisites for further developing the segment and consolidating our position as market leader. By concentrating the management function in the Group, we are also paving the way for optimal networking and integration with the relevant areas in development, software and services. The Lienz location will also benefit from the cross-segment technology transfer."
Brixen, Italy - 21.12.2018 - Durst, a manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has entered into a 50 / 50 joint venture with printing press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer for the joint development and marketing of single-pass digital printing systems for folding carton and cartonboard corrugated industry.
As technology leader in inkjet printing, Durst bundles this expertise with the market presence and excellent mechanical engineering of the Koenig & Bauer Group, which, with more than 5, 700 employees, is one of the world's major suppliers of packaging and banknote printing.
In future, fully automated production lines will be developed in the joint venture and distributed worldwide.The digital transformation is also in the packaging industry, as the ever - changing requirements can no longer be met with conventional production technologies.Unlike in the graphics industry, an inkjet press alone is not enough, but there is a need to integrate different peripheral systems into a fully automatic production line.The new partner company will be based in Germany and will also manage the service and ink business in close cooperation with the global network of both companies.
“Durst and Koenig & Bauer is really a 'perfect match' because combining our strengths will drive digitalization in the packaging industry, "said Christoph Gamper, CEO of Durst Group. "Both companies are similar in their culture and strategic direction, and both are technology leaders in their fields. With the partnership, we are even more strongly positioning ourselves as a high-end systems supplier to the industry."
Christoph Gamper, CEO Durst Group
Claus Bolza -Schünemann, CEO of Koenig & Bauer AG, said: "We look forward to the joint innovations and further development of future-oriented digital printing solutions for folding carton and corrugated board printing, which offer our customers added value. For folding carton printing, the modular concept of the VariJET enables the combination of digital inkjet printing with off-set printing and inline finishing options. Durst is the ideal partner for these goals because of its existing know-how and experience with inkjet and its high-quality solutions."
Brixen, Italy, December 5, 2018 - as informed in the press ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH, a leading industrial printing software company and partner of Durst Phototechnik AG for color management solutions specifically designed for the ceramic market has been acquired by Ricoh Company, Ltd.to strengthen their growing industrial printing business.
This acquisition will not change the business relationship with Durst and Thomas Kirschner, Co-founder and CEO of ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH reconfirms the strong cooperation and exclusive distribution agreement with Durst Phototechnik AG for the ceramic market remains in force and we will continue our successful technical discussions and further joint developments of this complete solution together with Durst Phototechnik AG, a pioneer and technology leader in ceramics and other market segments.
As a result of the cooperation with Durst Phototechnik AG, which has already lasted for two years numerous functions and work processes have been optimized and specifically developed for the needs and conditions in ceramic tile production, to meet the specific requirements in tile decoration even better and allows an easy and efficient use of the professional color management tools.
Durst presented with great success the ColorGATE CMS Durst Edition, the first true ceramic color management solution, demonstrating actual results of several very satisfied customers at their booth at the Tecnargilla 2018 exhibition, the most important machinery show in the ceramic market and created a tremendous interest in this unique and innovative solution.
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