drupa 2008 had scarcely opened its gates than the first Speedmaster
XL 162 had found a home in Italy. On the opening day of drupa 2008,
representatives of the management team of SIZ Grafiche S.p.A (SIZ),
a medium-sized print shop based in Verona, and Heidelberger
Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) scheduled the installation for this
coming August. SIZ specializes in printing books - including very
prestigious art books for the European and North American market -
and chose a Speedmaster XL 162 with five printing units. In
addition to 70 x 100 centimeter format presses, SIZ has been using
6 and 7B format printing presses for several years and is planning
to expand this segment.
"We have been thoroughly impressed by several
demonstrations of the Heidelberg technology in this format class.
The proverbial quality that Heidelberg is known for builds on the
technical experience gathered from the conventional format machines
we have been using for many years," stated Domenico Simioni,
Owner of SIZ, on a visit to the Heidelberg drupa stand.
Italy is the world's largest market for 6 and 7B format
class presses. "We are delighted at this early stage to have
been able to place a press in a market that is of such strategic
importance for this format as Italy," explained Dr.
Jürgen Rautert, member of the Management Board of Heidelberg
and, as of July 1, 2008, responsible for the company's sales
Members of the management team of SIZ in front of a
Speedmaster XL 162 at the Heidelberg drupa stand.
For further information, please contact:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 92 50 77
Fax: +49 (0)6221 9299 50 77