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Bertelsmann Printing Group achieves its goals with Heidelberg Subscription


  • Performance partnership pays dividends
  • Heidelberg delivers on performance promise with permanently high machine availability, short servicing times, and quick makeready times
  • Overall equipment efficiency of Speedmaster XL 106 at Gütersloh site increases to 56 percent after one year

Just over a year ago, the Bertelsmann Printing Group (BPG) decided on a subscription contract with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) for its two sites – Mohn Media in Gütersloh, near Bielefeld, and Vogel Druck in Höchberg, near Würzburg (see press release dated December 12, 2019). That makes it time for an initial review. The performance partnership – under which Heidelberg is responsible for the performance and availability of the newly installed presses over the next five years – was and still is a key factor for BPG. The Subscription Smart contract applying at both sites includes all service operations and a vendor-managed inventory component that covers the inventory management of selected wear parts and consumables on BPG’s behalf.

“As we see it, our very high expectations have been met in full. The cooperation was exactly as envisaged and Heidelberg has really delivered,” emphasizes Roland Witte, Production and Technology Manager at Mohn Media. “The figures speak for themselves and we’re looking to systematically continue this approach. As a next step, I can imagine further expanding the successful partnership,” he adds.

Overall equipment efficiency target met
Performance partnership – a win-win situation

Masahiro Kaneko

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