The Postpress Alliance
Drupa 2020, Drupa 2021 … „The Postpress Alliance“, ( the connection of the companies Baumann Maschinenbau Solms, Bograma, H+H, Hohner Maschinenbau, MBO Postpress Solutions, Wohlenberg und Perfecta) had planned with a lot enthusiasm for Drupa 2020. What so ever may come – this alliance that represents the full portfolio from the data transfer from the MIS, through to cutting, folding, die-cutting, perfect binding, saddle stitching and finally even to the converting of mailing and outsert systems, proceeds with their mutual activities according to their slogan “we connect”.
The seven companies have used the weeks of the COVID-19 phase to put together measures including video demos and other alternative programs. The novelties that were originally planned to be launched at Drupa 2020, shall nevertheless still be presented in 2020 to the public. The first Open House of the Postpress Alliance at Hohner in Tuttlingen from November 24 -27, 2020 will be the perfect stage for the launch. Dealers and customers may anticipate many forward looking solutions for postpress converting.
New innovative solutions to the topics of networking and automation are waiting for visitors at the Baumann Maschinenbau Solms, Perfecta und Wohlenberg, the companies of the Baumann Group.. Next to the current Wohlenberg solutions with regard to perfect binding, the companies will present their merge of the brands baumannwohlenberg and baumannperfecta with the latest developments around jogging, cutting and robotics. With the BASA evolution baumannperfecta will introduce the new generation of the automated jogging machine (BASA). The compact and modular solution, distinguished by the new sustainable drive system, offers an economic entry to the automated jogging process in the base configuration. Moreover, they will present the youngest generation of cutting machines which appear in the new design and provide some novelties. For instance, the new software generation “Cutpit” and an improved cutting cell for significantly longer lasting knives. In addition, they will introduce another innovation for the automatization of the cutting process in combination with a further developed robtics solution.
In the meantime, Bograma has started marketing their new automated card production system, which would have been launched at Drupa originally. This machine combines four processes in one: inline die-cutting, collating, stacking and cellophane wrapping of playing cards, parlour game cards, trading cards and sports cards. Furthermore, there is another new product to come: the die-cutting of folding boxes and a new stack delivery STA 550 R. This new concept of “first creasing then die-cutting” will grant a top creasing result at
highest flexibility. Thus, the perfect solution for a flexible, labour saving, inclusive interface to robots, and banding machine.
Not only does Hohner Maschinenbau GmBH celebrate their 90th company anniversary this year; they are also excited about the presentation of their new Hohner Hybrid Stitcher “HHS Futura“. The HHS Futura is the ultimate concept, providing printing companies and binderies a cost effective solution for the evolving market. Furthermore, it is capable for potential future needs and requirements. With up to 5 different versions, this new machine is unsurpassable in terms of expandability and extension. The model grows with the customer and adapts to their ever changing needs, technically, quantity wise, and in terms of variety. Of course, also the saddle stitcher flagship, the HSB 13.000, will offer a variety of new options with real added value: the MIS capability, a sheet feeder that can be placed at any position according to the needs of the customer as well as separate foot and head adjustment, to just mention the most important ones.
After the change in the ownership, just recently renamed to MBO Postpress Solutions, MBO under the new flag of Komori continues their success with the 2019 introduced stacking robot “CoBo-Stack” and focusses further on the topics of robotics, automatization and IoT/industry 4.0. Meanwhile, H+H plans the market launch of an interesting new product for mailings and pharmaceutical package inserts.
„The Postpress Alliance“ is glad that Komori, an extremely strong partner, stands behind MBO Postpress Solutions. They are convinced that the Alliance will gain appeal and importance by this new situation. Strong partners, those are important keywords this year. No matter the challenges that our partners, customers, and companies of the Postpress Alliance might face, we are confident that we can face them united. The motto of the Postpress Alliance continues to be: Stay connected!