Joint Venture de Durst y Koenig & Bauer para el desarrollo de líneas de producción de impresión digital
Madrid, a 8 de enero de 2019 - Durst, fabricante de tecnologías de producción e impresión digital de vanguardia, y Koenig & Bauer, fabricante de sistemas de impresión, han creado una empresa conjunta 50/50 para el desarrollo y comercialización de sistemas de impresión digital single-pass dirigidos a la industria del cartón ondulado y del cartón plegable.
Como líder de impresión inkjet, Durst combina su experiencia con la excelente ingeniería mecánica y presencia de mercado de Koenig & Bauer Group, que cuenta con más de 5700 empleados, siendo uno de los mayores proveedores del mundo de packaging e impresión de billetes y valores bancarios.
En el futuro, a través de esta 'joint venture' se desarrollarán y distribuirán líneas de producción completamente automatizadas por todo el mundo.La transformación digital también se está produciendo en la industria del packaging y las demandas de los clientes, en constante cambio, ya no pueden ser cubiertas por las tecnologías de producción convencional. A diferencia de lo que ocurre en la industria gráfica, una máquina de impresión inkjet, por sí sola, no es suficiente en este sector, sino que se requiere de la integración de diferentes sistemas periféricos en una línea de producción completamente automatizada. La nueva empresa conjunta tendrá su sede en Alemania y también gestionará el servicio técnico y el negocio de las tintas, en estrecha colaboración con la red global de ambas empresas.
“Durst y Koenig & Bauer es realmente el 'binomio perfecto' porque la combinación de nuestras fortalezas impulsará la digitalización en la industria del packaging", señaló Christoph Gamper, CEO del Grupo Durst. "Ambas empresas son similares en su cultura y dirección estratégica, y las dos son líderes tecnológicos en sus campos. Con este acuerdo, estamos mejor posicionados que nunca como proveedores de sistemas de alta calidad para la industria".
Christoph Gamper, CEO Durst Group
Claus Bolza-Schünemann, CEO de Koenig & Bauer AG, afirma: "Esperamos con interés las innovaciones conjuntas y un mayor desarrollo de soluciones de impresión digital orientadas a futuro para la producción de planchas de cartón ondulado y cartón plegable, que ofrecerán a nuestros clientes un valor añadido. Para la impresión de cartón plegable, el concepto modular de la VariJet permite la combinación de la impresión inkjet digital con impresión off-set y opciones de acabado en línea. Durst es el partner ideal para afrontar estos retos gracias a su know-how y experiencia en inkjet y sus soluciones de alta calidad"
Durst distribution exclusivity for ColorGATE CMS re-confirmed after Ricoh acquisition
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.
Innovative Color Management Solution for fast Color Matching in Ceramics
ColorGATE CMS Durst Edition
Two industry awards for Durst at SGIA Expo 2018
SGIA Products of the year 2018
Brixen, Italy - 22/10/2018 - Durst, a manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has won two Product of the Year awards at SGIA Expo in Las Vegas. The accolades for the WT 250 and Rhotex 325 have been announced after Durst successfully demonstrated large-format and software capabilities, including the P5 Series with the flagship P5 250 HS machine.
Durst’s WT 250, which captured the RTR/ Hybrid/Flatbed new technology or inkset category, is the flagship for a new generation of printers producing superb litho quality with odorless ink. Durst Water Technology is highly suited for a range of Corrugated Packaging and Display applications. Durst WT inks are completely free or hazardous labeling and comply with the strictest health and safety requirements. The Durst Delta corrugated multi-pass systems are designed for 24/7 operation and have various levels of automation allowing unmanned production.
Winning an SGIA Product of the Year award for the second-year running was the Durst Rhotex 325 in the Roll-to-Roll Direct Disperse Ink on Textile category. This dual purpose, eco-friendly printing system combines direct-to-textile with dye-sublimation transfer printing technology in a 3.2metre platform, all with 24/7, high production output reliability. This is achieved by incorporating Durst Water Technology printhead technology, producing an exceptional print using water-based dispersion inks. Depending on the application and fabric, this printing system can easily alternate between paper transfer and direct printing on polyester-based materials.
Highlights over the three days at SGIA Expo 2018 included Durst unveiling the successful Rho 512R production machine with new LED UV curing technology, which offers additional production features and application possibilities, Benefits of the Rho 512R LED include higher adhesion and less odor, but still retaining the same high performance and reliability of a standard configuration.
Durst Professional Services (DPS) GmbH, which will provide customers with consulting and integration services, software development, contract management and trainings in the future, was also formally unveiled at the show. The highlight of the DPS presentation was the comprehensive MAPS (Multi Application Platform & Solutions) software suite. This depicts a complete process landscape and offers end-to-end solutions as well as individual submodules for integration into existing production environments.
Christoph Gamper, CEO of Durst Group, said: “Winning the awards underpins our commitment to excellence, particularly as we continue to further develop world-class systems, software capabilities and a service-oriented infrastructure in the United States and across the world. With Durst Professional Services, we're taking another step forward and providing comprehensive solutions for customers’ respective processes and production environments. Every customer is unique and has a different focus. A real benefit of our MAPS architecture is the ability to offer software solutions that can be quickly and easily integrated into existing processes.”
Brixen, Italy - 18/10/2018 - Durst, a leading manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, will be showcasing its large-format capabilities and new developments on Booth 1548 at SGIA Expo (October 18-20) in Las Vegas – and especially the new P5 Series with the flagship P5 250 HS. The flatbed printing system impresses with industrial productivity and print quality comparable to consistent litho that sets new standards in this segment, both technologically and in terms of efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
In roll-to-roll wide format printing, Durst presents the successful Rho 512R production machine with new LED UV curing technology. The new LED ink developed by Durst benefits from higher adhesion and less odor. In terms of performance and reliability, the Rho 512R LED is in no way inferior to its standard configuration and also offers additional production features.
Another premiere at SGIA is the new Durst Professional Services (DPS) GmbH, which will provide customers with consulting and integration services, software development, contract management and trainings in the future. The highlight of the DPS presentation at the SGIA is the comprehensive MAPS (Multi Application Platform & Solutions) software suite, which depicts a complete process landscape and offers end-to-end solutions as well as individual submodules for integration into existing production environments.
„This year, we have selected SGIA Expo as the central trade show to showcase our innovations in large-format printing,” says Christoph Gamper, CEO of Durst Group. „Our printing capabilities are undisputed worldwide, and with Durst US, we have a highly successful and service-oriented infrastructure in the United States to help our customers with their production needs. With Durst Professional Services, we're taking that one step further and providing comprehensive solutions for their respective processes and production environments.”
„Every customer is different and has a different focus. With our MAPS architecture, we offer software solutions that can be quickly and easily integrated into existing processes - from the individual module to the entire ERP solution - depending on your choice and requirement. Whether to achieve optimal workflow efficiency or for the adaptation of new business processes, with DPS our customers receive the necessary advice and solutions from a single source. I am very proud of this development and I am pleased to introduce Durst Professional Services to the public at SGIA and to hear from customers.”
„Durst Gamma DG, the first Single Pass Digital Glaze/Structure Printer in production in a glazing line at Ceramiche Piemme, Italy showing the great potential and opportunities of a TRUE DIGITAL tile production.”