Heidelberg is celebrating 70 years of expertise in the development, assembly, production and application of Stahlfolder folding machines under the motto Feel the Experience. “We’ll continue to use our experience from 70 years of folding machines to expand our portfolio for industrial postpress with regard to digital integration,” said Michael Neugart, Head of Heidelberg Postpress. “Foremost here will be the future requirements of customers, as demonstrated by the market success of the current Peak Performance Stahlfolder TH/KH 82-P folding machine.”
The Stahlfolder TH/KH 82-P machines introduced in 2016 are characterized by their patented solutions for “shingled folding” and are aimed specifically at industrialized print shops and specialist bookbinders. The Stahlfolder KH 82 has been available since drupa 2008. It appeals to customers looking for a versatile, flexible, easy to operate, reliable and compact folding machine, said the OEM. With over 400 installed machines worldwide, the KH 82 is “the best-selling fully automatic combination folding machine on the market.” To celebrate the anniversary, Heidelberg is offering a limited number of Stahlfolder KH 82 machines as an “Anniversary Edition” on attractive terms with a special price and shorter delivery times. The company is also offering folding training tailored to its customers in order to increase their productivity.
Neugart added that Heidelberg also has big plans for the coming decades. “We’ll continue to develop our folding machines in accordance with our customers’ wishes in the future also, and see big growth potential in postpress. The focus will be on even greater user friendliness, as well as networking and integration into the workflow, as a means to transparency and continuous monitoring.” Customers can find details about the offers as well as the history of the Stahlfolder machines, and register for folding webinars, on the OEM’s specially designed anniversary website: www.heidelberg.com/Stahlfolder/70years.