Worldwide demand for Heidelberg subscription contracts – commercial printer in Canada sees great growth potential
- Burke Group wants to significantly increase capacity and sales
- Pay-per-use agreement with doubling of overall equipment effectiveness
- In addition to the new machine, two existing machines will also be supplied with Saphira consumables
Happy about the signing of the first Heidelberg subscription contract in Canada: (front row): Ian Burke (right), CEO Burke Group and Ulrich Hermann, CDO Heidelberg; (back row from left): Clint Ferner, Heidelberg Canada, Barry Burke and Carmen Rouselle, both Burke Group as well as David Schmedding, Head of Customer Segment Management at Heidelberg.
The Burke Group of Companies Ltd. in Edmonton in Canada has enjoyed soaring growth. Established in 1902 as the commercial print shop “Douglas Printing”, Ian and Shawna Burke took over the company in 2005 and changed the name to Burke Group. In the last ten years, sales have grown from CAD 7.5 million (around EUR 5 million) to CAD 28 million today (EUR 18.4 million). The company currently has 142 employees. “We’ve evolved from a commercial print shop to a solution provider, and offer our customers a one-stop shop – from design to shipping,” explains Ian Burke. “This concept, which includes the online portal and mailing services, is extremely well received. Within the next five years, we’re planning to generate additional growth of CAD 22 million (EUR 14.4 million) through acquisitions.”