Heidelberg expands industrial business
Heidelberg announced further expansion of its industrial customer business. This includes an extensive range of state-of-the-art industrial production solutions for third-party customers, primarily from the mechanical engineering sector and comparable industries with complex mechatronic products. Here, customers include start-ups with innovative products as well as major corporations.
Heidelberg intends to grow further in this environment with its comprehensive services as a system supplier for industry. This includes the entire range of services offered by the foundry in Amstetten, which with a capacity of up to 85,000 tons of castings is one of the most efficient in Europe.
In the field of mechanical processing, Heidelberg offers individual parts, small batches, series production or customised production solutions as a highly qualified partner. In the company's assembly department, mechanical products or complex assemblies, including electronic components and optimised processes, are offered from a single source.
To this end, Heidelberg industrialises and assembles customers' products as a system provider and supplements this assembly service with other modules such as logistics services, service and spare parts management. For the growth segment of electronics, tailor-made control and power electronics as well as automation solutions - from the assembly of printed circuit boards to the construction of complex devices and systems - are available.
"With the industrial customer business, we are increasingly establishing Heidelberg with its comprehensive technological competencies in new growth markets," said Dr. Ludwin Monz, CEO of Heidelberg. "In this way, we are also making our technological expertise available in a targeted manner for new markets outside the print industry."
With major global uncertainties due to the armed conflict in Ukraine and pandemic-related disruptions to international supply chains, more and more companies are looking at ways to shift their supply chains to more local solutions.
For European production sites, for example, this means reviewing further relocations or reverse relocations from Eastern Europe. This would then also have a positive impact on the CO2 footprint.
Heidelberg is also noticing this trend among third-party customers in the industrial customer business with increased demand in the foundry field, for example. Heidelberg benefits from this by offering the manufacture or production of sophisticated castings.
First presentation of the foundry and machining range of services at the CastForge trade fair in Stuttgart
In order to continue to benefit from the general trends in the future, Heidelberg's Industry division presented its range of services to a wider public for the first time at the CastForge trade fair in Stuttgart. The focus of the trade fair was primarily on cast and forged parts and their machining.
From June 21 to 23 2022, the industry met for this purpose at the Stuttgart trade fair center. International manufacturers of cast and forged parts as well as highly specialised machining companies presented themselves to industrial buyers from the machine and plant engineering, drive technology, the pump and hydraulics industry and commercial vehicle construction. Heidelberg was able to establish numerous contacts during the event, which can subsequently be converted into business.