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Heidelberg signs megadeal for 11 Speedmasters

Heidelberg announced that European publishing and book printer Wilco will be installing eleven 2020-generation Speedmaster XL 106 presses. The offset printing systems featuring the enhanced Push to Stop technology have various configurations, including four models just for the Speedmaster XL 106 8P, some with LED UV technology.

In total, Wilco has 61 of the latest generation Speedmaster XL 106 printing units with Push to Stop technology, making it one of the its biggest users.

The megadeal is part of Wilco’s site consolidation plans to replace the majority of its printing presses at its new production centre in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Construction work in Amersfoort is due to be completed this September, by which point all the presses will have been installed at the new site.

Wilco has concluded an additional Print Site Contract for the continuous supply of consumables, which ensures materials required for smooth operation, including ink, are delivered as and when required based on actual consumption.

“If, like us at Wilco, a company wants to be able to supply a whole range of products – from books, annual reports, and magazines all the way to direct marketing materials and flyers – in the shortest possible time, in the best quality, and on a sustainably competitive basis, it needs a motivated team, maximum efficiency, and state-of-the-art technologies,” said Robert Jan de Rooij, founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Wilco. “When it comes to cutting-edge technology, the portfolio and services offered by Heidelberg completely won us over. We see our investment decision as a groundbreaking move for boosting productivity and tightening our focus on the customer.”

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