Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is continuing to
expand its leading position on the world market.
At this year's largest US trade fair for the graphic arts
industry, Graph Expo 2000 (September 24 - 27, 2000, Chicago),
Heidelberg received orders in excess of Euro 185
million. "With its member states the USA, Mexico
and Canada, NAFTA is the world's largest domestic market. For
Heidelberg, the American free-trade zone plays a key role - in the
last fiscal year (1999/2000), we achieved 33 percent of our Group
sales there", explains Chairman of the Management Board
The success in Chicago is particularly pleasing, especially
after the record figures already achieved at drupa (May 18 - 31,
2000, Düsseldorf). It confirms once again the company's
new strategic alignment as a solution provider for the print media
The company was also delighted with the number of visitors.
Practically every one of the 46,000 guests at Graph Expo visited
the Heidelberg stand. Heidelberg's portfolio at Graph Expo
included complete solutions tailored to the precise needs of its
customers. These included printing presses, but also prepress and
postpress products, software, consumables and services.
Excellent orders were received in all sectors. For the first
time in North America, Heidelberg has introduced its digital color
printing press NexPress 2100. Heidelberg will be launching the
four-color digital press, developed in a joint venture with Kodak,
onto the market over the course of next year. Customers'
responses were overwhelmingly positive and highlight
Heidelberg's commitment to digital printing.
For further information:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 92 50 64
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92 50 69