Leading Print Service Provider Invests in Koenig & Bauer Tech
Just a few weeks ago, Euro-Druckservice GmbH (EDS) completed a move to new premises in the Hungarian city of Vác with the successful and punctual commissioning of a 72-page C818 commercial web press. The company is now investing in two further C818 web presses from Koenig & Bauer, again with a capacity of 72 DIN A4 pages each.
“Our objective is to secure and further strengthen our position as the leading print service provider to customers throughout Central and Eastern Europe. To achieve this, we must be able to rely on the quality and capabilities of modern high-performance presses, as well as the long-term support of a dependable partner”, says Tomáš Kramář, managing director of the EDS Group.
The project is being realised by OD Systeme Handels- und Vertriebs GmbH from Vienna, with KBA-Digital & Web Solutions as press supplier. “I believe that we have given repeated proof that we are a reliable partner over the past years. Quality and punctual performance are very important to us. And we see the fact that the EDS Group has again chosen presses from Koenig & Bauer as confirmation that this commitment is appreciated,” says Thomas Potzkai, head of project management and service at KBA-Digital & Web Solutions. The two new presses are scheduled to come on stream at the group's facilities in Vác/Hungary and Poznan/Poland before the end of the year.
Market leader in Central and Eastern Europe
The EDS Group was founded in 1992 and has grown constantly ever since. It comprises seven companies in five countries and counts some 1,200 employees in total. On the basis of modern production technology, EDS offers customers a broad spectrum of high-quality products and is in the meantime well established as the leading print service provider in Central and Eastern Europe. The various locations produce advertising materials, magazines, books and other commercial print products. In addition, extensive services are offered in the fields of direct mailing, digital print and pre-press. The two latest C818 presses are earmarked to handle above all advertising brochures.
High degree of automation and standardisation
The C818 presses for EDS are being supplied with a maximum web width of 1,980 mm and maximum outputs of up to 45,000 or 43,500 72-page copies per hour. They feature automatic reel logistics, Pastomat RC reelstands, four printing units with automated plate changers, high-performance dryers with integrated after-burner, highly flexible folder superstructures with open turner bar decks, and a pin folder for the processing of both long-grain and short-grain products.
In this way, the presses can be switched conveniently to handle products from two or three cut-offs around the cylinder circumference. An inline colour measuring and control system and a monitoring system for the moving paper web ensure a high level of process stability. The production management system LogoTronic takes care of all digital exchanges of job and presetting data and provides extensive production monitoring and evaluation functions.