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New Heidelberg raises profile – high demand for new digital products and innovative business models


  • Digital transformation bearing fruit – subscription model attracting considerable interest, with further growth in demand for innovative digital packaging and label presses
  • New Heidelberg Digital Unit to significantly expand e-commerce business
  • Operating result on target after nine months
    • Incoming orders for third quarter 16 percent up on previous year
    • Group sales match previous year’s level at €1,657 million despite negative exchange-rate effects
    • Operating result (EBITDA) improves once again to €105 million
    • Clearly positive net result after taxes excluding non-recurring tax effect due to U.S. tax reform
  • Sights still set on operating targets for financial year 2017/2018 as a whole – even more confidence in medium-term outlook

After nine months of financial year 2017/2018 (April 1 to December 31, 2017), the digital transformation initiated at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is increasingly taking shape. Among other things, initial agreements have been signed under the new subscription model whereby customers are ensured a performance product comprising press, services, consumables, and software over a period of several years. The successful market launch of this new business model is a further important step toward achieving the future growth targets. The demand for innovative digital presses remains high, with a recent significant increase in incoming orders in virtually all regions. What’s more, the Heidelberg Digital Unit provides a new competence center for digital marketing and e-commerce. Among other things, this is intended to triple e-commerce sales in the years ahead to some €300 million. Furthermore, series production of the Heidelberg Assistant has started, initially in four countries. This will provide customers with digital support throughout the life cycle of their products.

Slight improvement in sales after adjustment for exchange rate movements – incoming orders significantly up in third quarter
EBITDA improves to €105 million
Sights still set on operating targets for financial year 2017/2018 as a whole
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