Gallus Holding AG, a Switzerland-based flexographic printing inks industry major has recently announced that it will be fully integrating with the Heidelberg USA team in a bid to enhance its proficiency in sales and services as well as market coverage.
Reports reveal that with this transaction Gallus clients will have access to the service and product portfolios of both the companies from a single source. Gallus’ customers will continue to gain benefits from Heidelberg’s comprehensive know-how, the specialist industry expertise, and the industry’s largest service network, cite sources.
For the record, it has been stated that Gallus & Heidelberg through their combined platform will deliver customers with a comprehensive one stop print shop solution including parts, equipment, service, and consumables support. The company also touted that now consumers can expect a quick reaction time with a 24×7 call intake facility and faster technician scheduling.
Industry experts reveal that Gallus and Heidelberg’s integration plan will allow them to significantly strengthen the position of this conjoined unit in the dynamic label market of North America. The integration between the two has been reported to have already become operational, with product developments such as the Gallus Labelfire digital label printing machine. With such a significant product launch, analysts claim this integration to have also influenced the growth statistics of regional flexographic printing inks market.
Company officials quoted that Gallus has been selling its products for a long time in the United States, however with this unique opportunity, it will be possible for the duo to establish themselves as a stronger integrated contender in the U.S. market.
Felix Mueller, president of Heidelberg Americas revealed that the print media industry has been facing increasing requirements for efficiency in the manufacturing and supplier sectors, thanks to the rising digitization trends. He further addressed Gallus and Heidelberg’s integration plan to be a lucrative move in response to rapid changes this industry has been facing of late.