Thursday, 08 July 2021 18:08

Heidelberg Increases Prices

In order to cushion the disproportionately sharp rise in material, logistics, and other procurement costs. Heidelberg will be increasing the prices for its equipment business with immediate effect. This adjustment is being made in an economic environment of rising demand and costs for raw materials and is a necessary step in order to continue offering customers innovative solutions and first-class service.

“The current price development of raw materials shows an unprecedented upward momentum,” Rainer Hundsdörfer, CEO of the company. “Primarily due to the high demand from China as well as the global megatopic of electromobility, procurement costs have risen significantly in the short term. In recent months we have exhausted all possibilities to avoid an imminent price increase. We want to grow together with our customers and continue to be a reliable partner to them in a changing market environment. The moderate price increase that is now necessary will allow us to further expand our innovation leadership and is therefore also an investment in the future.”

Published in Inside the Business

CERM, a global provider of Management Information System (MIS) software for the printing industry, acquires full independence through a Management Buyout (MBO) from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg).

With this autonomous positioning of the CERM software and brand, the CERM management aspires to boost the worldwide expansion of its automation solution for labels and packaging printers.

CERM became part of the Heidelberg group in 2011.

Automation is a high priority for any printer looking to work more profitably now and in the future. “Our software has proven expertise in increasing the service, quality, and efficiency levels of label and packaging printers globally. We are constantly focusing on existing and new customer needs and technological evolution. To explore our full potential and fuel that growth, we needed to regain independence, and welcome additional distribution and support channels.” says Geert Van Damme, CEO of CERM and one of the managers involved in the MBO.

Heidelberg and CERM will both continue to develop and distribute the CERM software as ‘Prinect Business Manager’ for the commercial print segment.


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Published in Inside the Business

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