Heidelberg will host virtual Innovation Week themed ‘Always a step ahead’ taking place at the company’s Wiesloch-Walldorf site from October 13 to 15, 2021. Each day’s program will start at 9am CET with a live report focusing on a different topic – packaging printing on day one, followed by digitization and diversification on days two and three respectively.
The event is being broadcast from the redesigned Print Media Center at the Wiesloch-Walldorf site, where Heidelberg showcases its latest offset and digital technology for the commercial, packaging, and label market segments.
Ludwig Allgoewer, global head of Sales and Marketing at Heidelberg, said: ‘We are accelerating the development of intelligent digitization solutions to meet the requirements of our customers. At Innovation Week 2021, we are once again demonstrating our credentials as a technology leader – always a step ahead of developments – with the aim of securing future business success for our customers.’
Participants can watch video clips to obtain the specific information they require about technologies from the current Heidelberg portfolio. One video, for example, introduces Heidelberg Plus, the new entry portal to the Heidelberg ecosystem.
Other clips show how customers can enjoy success in the growth market of label printing with the Speedmaster CX 75 and become competitive with the help of new surface finishing options based on digital printing. One video provides insights into how the Performance Advisor Technology (PAT) automated consulting tool uses artificial intelligence to help optimize print shop processes, while a further clip focuses on the benefits of remote agreements with the primary objective of increasing machine availability.
Examples of international customers from the commercial, packaging, and label market segments are a further focal point of this year’s virtual presentations. In detailed profiles, entrepreneurs present their print shop and demonstrate how they have improved their performance and, above all, their competitiveness by using the latest Heidelberg innovations to drive their company’s digitization.
The profiles include successful users of the new, universal Speedmaster CX 104 press, the automated Stahlfolder P-Stacker with robot technology, and the Versafire digital printing systems with their flexible applications, especially in surface finishing. Other profiles focus on printing companies that have boosted their productivity thanks to a subscription agreement with Heidelberg, and on customers who have digitized and thus automated their processes using the Prinect workflow.
‘The customer profiles provide exciting and authentic insights into how print shops have become noticeably more productive by using the innovations Heidelberg has introduced over the past 18 months across all market segments, and how they have made processes more efficient and cost-effective thanks to digitization,’ Allgoewer explained.
To accompany the online program, existing and potential customers will be able to contact the relevant Heidelberg experts on each day of the event, without making an appointment.
The Heidelberg video media library is available to all Innovation Week 2021 participants who wish to obtain further information. Covering a large number of wide-ranging topics and a great many Heidelberg products, the videos can be accessed at any time and also streamed after the event.
In addition, the library will have recordings of all online Innovation Week presentations. The event is being held in English, but subtitled versions of all presentations will be available in seven further languages (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish).