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Autonomous production proves its worth at Czech book manufacturer FINIDR


  • Complete process line with the latest innovations from Heidelberg – Suprasetter 106 APL, 2020 generation Speedmaster XL 106 and XL 75 as well as Stahlfolder KH 82-P with P-Stacker robot
  • Practical test of 2020 generation Speedmaster XL 106: five job changes in 18 minutes – previous OEE 10,000 of almost 50 percent set to increase again
  • Over 40 attendees from the Czech media industry got to see autonomous production at the open house

In mid-October, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) showcased its latest product highlights and solutions in online presentations in a five-day Innovation Week. Back in September, an open house held at the company FINIDR in Český Těšín in the Czech Republic showed a real-life example of how a complete process line with the latest innovations provides support. Over 40 attendees from the Czech media industry got to see highly productive and autonomous print production at the book manufacturer.

Since this summer, FINIDR has been using a Speedmaster XL 106-8-P and a Speedmaster XL 75-5+L , both from the new 2020 generation, for production. The Speedmaster XL 75 is the first of these presses installed in Europe, and the Speedmaster XL 106 the first in Eastern Europe. The CtP Suprasetter 106, with a capacity of up to 1,200 plates thanks to its automatic pallet loader (APL), shows its strengths in prepress. The open house attendees were treated to a world premiere of the Stahlfolder KH 82-P with the P-Stacker robot system in postpress. “We need the maximized productivity and automation to provide our discerning customers in Europe’s well-known publishing houses with the best possible delivery performance and services,” explained Jaroslav Drahoš, managing director and owner of FINIDR. “Therefore we are very proud to show how we add value from beginning to end at our open house. We stand for flexibility, customer service in five languages, good prices, short delivery times, and top quality.”

The printing company FINIDR s.r.o. has been in existence for 26 years and is one of Central Europe’s largest book producers with a print production of 24 million books a year and 480 employees. Operations run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Annual sales in 2019 were over 35 million euros. The books are exported to 45 countries. FINIDR places particular value on sustainable production: it prints on FSC papers, uses green electricity from renewable sources, and the company is actively reducing its CO2 footprint. The new equipment is also CO2 neutral and a total of 534 tons of CO2 were compensated.

Maximized production, with no interruptions
Over 40 attendees from the Czech media industry got to see autonomous production at the open house
World premiere in postpress
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Hilde Weisser
Public Relations Officer, Trade Press Tel.: +49 (0)6222 82 67971
Fax.: +49 (0)6222 82 9967971

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