Heidelberg hosts its inaugural Americas Tour

Part of the crowd at Heidelberg's first Americas Tour.
Part of the crowd at Heidelberg’s first Americas Tour at its Print Media Centre.

During the recently concluded drupa tradeshow, Heidelberg hosted its first-ever Americas Tour at its Print Media Center in Wiesloch, Germany. Over 250 attendees from Canada, the United States, Mexico and Brazil viewed live demonstrations and seminars of the latest technology, and a full suite of products and services.

Commercial highlights included the Speedmaster SX 102-8-P+L LE UV/LED, Versafire CV and CP, Stahlfolder TX 96 and Polar CuttingSystem 200 Pace. Packaging highlights included the Speedmaster XL 75-8+LYYL Anicolor, Speedmaster XL 145-6+L, Diana X 115 and Promatrix 106 CS.

Jürgen Grimm.
Juergen Grimm.

Customers also got an in-depth look at the new Prinect workflow linked to Industry 4.0, as well as the wide range of Saphira Consumables and services that Heidelberg provides.

“We recognize that our customers have specific needs outside of what can be shown in Hall 1 at drupa,” said Juergen Grimm, President of Heidelberg Americas. “To foster these interests, we aimed to provide an exclusive opportunity to witness in Halls 2 and 3, Heidelberg’s comprehensive drupa product portfolio – with a focus on the packaging and commercial segments.”

Andy Rae.
Andy Rae.

“This event is an extension of our exhibit in Hall 1, showing a full range of products for the commercial and packaging segments to witness the true value of integrating and automating processes in their relevant segment,” said Andy Rae, Senior Vice President of Equipment at Heidelberg USA. “We’re preparing our customers for the transformation of the Print Media Industry 4.0 by providing them with the knowledge and tools needed to surpass their business goals.”


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.