Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft has been a reliable and highly innovative partner to the global printing industry for many years. For more than 160 years we have stood for quality and future viability. This means that we are a company with a long tradition, but at the same time we help define the future trends in our industry thanks to state-of-the-art technologies and innovative business ideas. Our mission is to shape the digital future of our industry. We are aiming to develop Heidelberg into an end-to-end digital system for industrial value added, assisting print shops in their own digital transformation. The most important component on this path is the smart use of the data available to Heidelberg through the digital connection and networking of customer equipment. The Company is focused on customer requirements and on generating value added in terms of efficiency, profitability and customer success.
But with everything that is new, the proven values are always retained. Customers are at the heart of our business. We have geared our portfolio towards the growth areas of our industry. It is based on products for prepress, printing and further processing, service, consumables and software solutions, with a strong focus on a digital future. Our strong presence in the area of services and software in particular provides us with excellent foundations for digital transformation.
For this purpose, and above all, the potential resulting from combining individual product portfolio offerings to create an end-to-end productive solution for customers must be leveraged to increase productivity and profitability for our customers and for us. What we do – which is unique on the market – is to create a smart end-to-end system from a data-supported configuration of all operating resources, consisting of machinery, software, service and consumables. The model is based on Heidelberg’s established ability to digitally network with its customers and printing press users and deliver a self-contained, productive system. We, too, share in the benefits this entails. With the new digital business models, our interests are aligned with those of the customer. It is in our own interest to ensure that the customer succeeds.
We are also addressing new markets beyond the printing industry. For example, we have successfully joined the e-mobility market with our expertise in power electronics.
With a market share of more than 40 percent for sheetfed offset presses, we were able to consolidate our position as the printing industry’s market and technology leader in the current financial year as well. Consolidated sales amounted to almost € 2.5 billion in the financial year 2018/2019. Together with our sales partners, around 11,500 employees in total at 250 production sites in 170 countries around the globe ensure the implementation of our customers’ requirements and our continuous development on the market.