Heidelberg concludes Gallus acquisition

August 19, 2014

Heidelberg has completed its acquisition of Gallus Holding AG, which should help accelerate the development of its planned digital label presses. The company has already announced a new digital press to be co-developed with Fujifilm printheads, which should be unveiled by the end of September.
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Heidelberg Q1 figures ‘as expected’

August 13, 2014
Heidelberg has released the figures for the first quarter of its 2014-15 year with a promise of further restructuring. Sales in the first quarter but thanks to a higher order backlog at the end of the first quarter, the company is expecting an increase in sales in the following quarters.

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Heidelberg upgrades CD102 press

March 14, 2014

Heidelberg will start shipping an upgraded version of its Speedmaster CD 102 press in April this year. Heidelberg claims that it is ten percent more productive than the previous model thanks to features such as the Preset Plus Delivery where format and air settings are made automatically using a range of data entered at the factory. Continue reading “Heidelberg upgrades CD102 press”

All change at Heidelberg

March 12, 2014

Heidelberg is reorganising its Executive Management Board, which will see the departure of Marcel Kiessling, who is responsible for Sales and Services. He is to leave the company by mutual agreement as of March 31, 2014. He joined the company in 1989 and was responsible for Heidelberg’s business in the Americas from 2004 until 2010.

Instead, Harald Weimer will join the board from April 1, 2014 and will be responsible for Services and Parts as well as Consumables and Remarketed Equipment. He will also cover the management of the global marketing and sales organisation of the Group.

Weimer has worked for Heidelberg for more than 15 years. He is a graduated engineer and was responsible for several key positions in Heidelberg’s global sales organisation, most recently as Head of Region Americas since 2011. 

“We are delighted to have gained an experienced manager in Mr. Weimer, who has been working successfully for the Group for many years, as a successor”, said Robert J. Koehler. “It is now time to enter the next phase in the realignment of the business areas and seize the future growth opportunities of this segment, to achieve sustainable profitability for Heidelberg.” 

The Heidelberg Executive Management Board now has just four members: Dr. Gerold Linzbach, Chairman, Dirk Kaliebe, Stephan Plenz and Harald Weimer.